Project from the 3rd semester of the ifs internationale filmschule köln
Germany 2017 | 11 min. | Documentary with animation

The animated documentary film – a mixture of real film footage and animation – reports on the brutal everyday life in the orphanages of the 60s and 70s. Often led by Christian orders, over a million children were mentally and physically abused. The anonymous protagonist tells of her childhood and her very personal struggle against the arbitrariness of the nuns and their merciless authority.


Director / Screenplay: Julia Charakter
Producer: Christopher Albrodt
DoP: Jonas Eckert
Editor/Sound: Maria Hartig
VFX/CGI: Mick Mahler
VFX/Animation: Mikko Beste



Awards & Festivals

  • 32. DOK.fest München 2017, nominated for »Student Award«
  • Tirana International Film Festival
  • Interfilm Kurzfilmfestival in Berlin
  • 19. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival Landshut
  • Dortmunder Tresenfilmfestival 2018
  • 15. Neiße Filmfestival
  • Selected for the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2018