Thursday 19 October 2023, 17:30 hrs
Theory Stairs (Auditorium) in the Fedlev Building
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Fred. Roeskestraat 96

duration screening: 41 minutes
Q&A moderated by Paul Gangloff, with Claudia Doms and Klara Eneroth

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a film by Claudia Doms
with Filip Birkner, Vasily Dyakonov, Klara Eneroth, Natalia Kukina, Lesya Kuranova
special appearances by Sebastian Campos, Sam de Groot and Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

School Family State is a documentary film about a group of graphic design students from the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and BHSAD in Moscow. Closely linked to her own biography, graphic designer Claudia Doms follows the diverse protagonists in their last year in art school and a year after graduation. The film reveals the unique mind set that exists in the isolated space that the art school provides, contrasted with the different pathways that follow graduation. It explores notions of privilege and compromise, steered by the micro context of the family up to the macro forces of geopolitical changes.


Trigger Warning. Parts of the film take place in Russia. It is therefore possible that the content of this film can be emotionally challenging or trigger traumas for (Ukrainian) people. Please take the necessary steps for your emotional safety.

Made possible with the support of Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst.