Introduced by Paul Poet
Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
*Foreigners Out! Schlingensief’s Container*. 2001. Austria. Directed by Paul Poet. Courtesy Filmgalerie 451

Ausländer raus! Schlingensiefs Container (Foreigners Out! Schlingensief’s Container). 2001. Austria. Directed by Paul Poet. In German; English subtitles. 90 min.

With Christoph Schlingensief, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Einstürzende Neubauten, Gregor Gysi, Elfriede Jelinek, Peter Sellars, Peter Sloterdijk. The movie documents one of Schlingensief’s most controversial projects. Imitating the concept of the reality TV show Big Brother and commenting on the xenophobic political program of one of Austria’s major political parties, Schlingensief set up a container in the city of Vienna, inhabited by a group of immigrants. The events in the container were broadcast live on Austrian TV, and viewers were invited to vote their least favorite participants out of the show—and the country.

This film accompanies Christoph Schlingensief.