Another Brick in The Wall

18 November 2016 – 4:30 pm

Introduction Evelyn Runge

Another Brick in The Wall asks how societies and states imposes their norms upon individuals. What drives individuals to improve – not only themselves, but also society at large? How far does individuals go in order to make their personal moral agendas work? To what extent can the strive of individual ideas and actions also hamper the good? In this session we would like to examine how and why normative orders are reproduced, to which extent societies accept – or even foster – violence against its members, and the alienation of the individual from family, work, and other social ties which in general are considered to be positive.


Carsten Q. Schneider

Is Professor and Head of the Political Science Department at the CEU – Central European University, Budapest. His research focuses on political inequalities in democracies, new forms of autocratic regimes, and social science methodology. As its Founding Director, Schneider led the Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracies (DISC) at CEU from 2008 to 2014. Carsten Schneider is also running a micro winery at Lake Balaton.

Christoph Saber

He is a filmmaker, script writer and director. With “Discipline”, he was awarded by the Swiss Academy Award for Best Short Film in 2015. He was born in Cairo, and has Egyptian/Swiss nationalities.

Helene Moltke-Leth

She is film director, producer and managing director of MixtureFilm. She produces documentaries as well as fictional films.




Christophe Saber

Switzerland 2014 – 10 min

In a grocery store in Lausanne, run by Egyptians, a father loses patience and disciplines his disobedient child. That starts a discussions among all attendees, which culminates into chaos.

thedisappearanceThe Disappearance of Willie Bingham

Matthew Richards

Australia 2015 – 12 min

Willie Bingham is the first man to undergo a radical new justice program. The government has introduced Progressive Amputation as a punishment for capital crime.


Marc Bethke

Germany 2016 – 15 min

Mikelis, a mathematician working for the European Union, is sitting in a hotel room in Brussels, one day after his retirement. He is waiting for somethings and starts a final conversation with the maid Ada.

runningthroughlifeRunning Through Life

Helene Moltke-Leth

Denmark 2015 – 8 min

We accompany Zoe Alphas nightly running through the city. While running thoughts are crossing her head: reflections about her life, her stress, her expectations and fears.

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