60 Elephants. Episodes of a Theory.

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In 60 Elephants, Michael Klein and Sasha Pirker portray the thoughts and work of Yona Friedman, a ninety-five-year-old French architect and humanist who was awarded the Friedrich Kiesler prize in 2018. Friedman developed visions of an improvisation-capable, mobile architecture for a migrating global society as early as the 1950s and 1960s. His remarks on the current refugee issue, which are presented in the film, reveal his considerate and unagitated way of thinking oriented on social needs and their sensible fulfillment. Friedman´s rural and also urban living and working spaces are presented in insightful passages consistently accompanied by his own voice from off screen, providing a red line through the intrinsically clearly structured film.



  • Original Title
    60 Elephants. Episodes of a Theory.
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Michael Klein, Sasha Pirker
  • Editing
    Michael Klein, Sasha Pirker
  • Sound
    Michael Klein, Sasha Pirker
  • Runtime
    22 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution

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