60 Sekunden Demokratie
Lars Kollros - 1'
At 7. and 8. July 2017 the leaders of the 20 richest countries of the world met in the city of Hamburg/Germany. The major of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz announced the meeting as a “Festival of Democracy”. Over 30.000 police officers where in the city to protect it. Up to 100.000 people came to Hamburg to protest against it. Lars Kollros and Alexandra Zaitseva accompanied the week of protests with their cameras. This 60 seconds short film shows how the democratic Federal Republic of Germany reacted on protest while the G20-Summit in Hamburg.
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Lars was born 1979 and raised by their mother in a small village near Stuttgart/Germany they had a nice and easy going childhood. In the age of 10 they moved to an even smaller village in the hell of black forest. As it needs about 20 generations until the native people start to accept you, living there without having a lobotomy was a kind of isolated detention for them. Anyway it seems that it was better not to be included in this kind of narrow minded community. With 19 they was able to escape and so they did. After technical trainee and studies they started to study sociology at the University Duisburg in 2005. They dropped that studies successfully after a few protest and squatting activities against study-fees and after they founded in 2007 the Punk-Label RilRec together with their friend Maks. They started Photography, writing, Radio projects and then Film Projects. 2013 they founded the webshop for fairtrade ecological underwear sexyandfair.de 2017 they applied for the Academy of fine Arts in Vienna where they has been accepted by Prof. Dorit Margreiter in the class for Video and Video installations. They live in Hamburg and Vienna. Lars defines themselves as genderqueer and prefers the singular they pronoun.