A film by Sibylle Dahrendorf

An African Bayreuth? An opera house in Africa? Even in the later stages of his illness, Christoph Schlingensief kept travelling to Africa to get his most important project off the ground: An opera village in Burkina Faso, a space where life and art could grow together.

CRACKLE OF TIME tells the story of a seemingly impossible project. From the initial location search in May 2009 and the Groundbreaking in February 2010 to the emergence of the school in October 2011, the documentary take us up close to the german artist Christoph Schlingensief and his architect Diébédo Francis Kéré who originally comes from Burkina Faso. The film get behind the vision of the ‘opera village’ and witness the struggles and hurdles.

Festival Participations:

Dokfest München 2012


Sehenswert FF 2013

Rio IFF 2013

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