Artists Marina Abramovic, Sigalit Landau, Shirin Neshat and Katharina Sieverding have been politicized by experiences with war, violence and suppression and integrated them into their work, using the most personal feature available: their own bodies. We accompany them on an emotional journey, reexperiencing the conflicts that have shaped their consciousness. The four women originate from different cultures, whose struggles epitomize the grand conflicts of our time.

Director’s biography

Evelyn Schels was born in Munich. She studied German literature, Romance philology and art history in Munich and Paris, and received a PhD in comparative literature. From 1986 on, she authored and directed documentaries and features for the German television networks ARD, ZDF and Arte. Aside from her work as a filmmaker, Evelyn Schels teaches at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in Munich. Lives and works in Munich and Paris.

Festivals and awards

Human Rights and Arts FF 2020
Doc NYC 2019
Filmfest Hamburg 2019


Body of Truth (doc.)
Director: Evelyn Schels
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Year: 2019.
Runtime: 96′
Language: English, German
Cast: Marina Abramovic, Sigalit Landau, Shirin Neshat, Katharina Sieverding
Production: INDI FILM GmbH, DokLab GmbH
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SVEČANO ZATVARANJE / DKC, 10. nov, 21:00
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