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ByDesign 2022 touristic intents
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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ByDesign 2022 touristic intents
In-person screening: Mar. 20 at 4:30pm

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

*** Public safety notice ***
NWFF patrons will be required to double-mask while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. To be admitted, patrons ages 5+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility. Boosters are strongly recommended, though not required for entry.
NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations at bit.ly/nwffcovidsafety

Mat Rappaport
US, Germany & Netherlands
1h 13m
Festival - ByDesign Festival 2022 [Hybrid]

** Northwest premiere! Co-presented with Goethe Pop Up Seattle **
Developed by the Nazis as a propagandistic site, Prora was a vacation resort designed to help build sympathies between working-class vacationers and the Nazi party. Though its intended use never fully came to fruition, the site was later used as a military training site which also housed a large group of East German Conscientious Objectors. Today, taking influence from American industry titan Henry Ford, the building is being redeveloped into a contemporary vacation destination, which includes a youth hostel, apartments, condominiums, and hotels.

touristic intents traces Proras history across many decades and uses, drawing contrasts and connections between the Nazi, East German identity, and contemporary political moment, while acknowledging the influence of American industrialization and globalism. It features archival footage and propaganda dating back to the height of the Nazi movement, and interviews with everyone from former conscientious objectors and historians to modern-day architects and designers. The film raises important questions about what role history should play in determining contemporary uses of land and architecture; what does full reclamation of a space look like, and how can it be achieved?

(Mat Rappaport, US, Germany & Netherlands, 2021, 73 min, in English & German with English subtitles)


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States





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