Surviving Gusen

On a quest for traces of the "invisible camp“. A search for the last evidence of humanity in the darkest chapter of Austrian history. 75 years after the end of the Nazi terror regime and the liberation of the concentration camps Mauthausen and Gusen, the filmmakers are determined to keep the promise they made to one of the three leading protagonists of this essayistic documentary: to make sure that what happened in Gusen will never be forgotten.

Director's Biography
Filmmakers Gerald Harringer and Johannes Pröll studied at the University of Arts Linz. Harringer completed a post-grad year at Central Saint Martins College in London. Johannes Pröll founded and runs Bright Films.
Director's Filmography (Selection)
Surviving Gusen (2020, doc, Harringer, Pröll) - Rowing for Europe (2017, doc, Harringer; CE'17) - 3000 Seelen (2013, Pröll) - Give me 12 minutes (2012, Pröll) - Like a hole in time (2012, Pröll) - Der Antilopenkuss (2010, doc, Harringer; CE'11) - Trivial Europe (2007, doc, Harringer; CE'08) - Ich bin meine Welt (Der Mikrokosmos) (2005, short, Harringer; CE'06) - MA (2003, short, Harringer; CE '04)
Local Artists · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2021
Gerald Harringer, Johannes Pröll
Austria 2021
68 minutes
German / English / Polish
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Gerald Harringer
Cinematography Fritz Steipe, Raffael Portugal
Editing Werner Beham
Sound/Sounddesign Wolfgang Dorninger
Music Wolfgang Dorninger
With Karl Littner, Stanislaw Leszczynski, Dušan Stefančič, Alexander van der Bellen
Producer(s) Johannes Pröll
Bright Films
World Sales
Bright Films
World Premiere
World Premiere
Crossing Europe 2021

Narrators: Maria Hofstätter, Peter Simonischek