Tarzan’s Testicles (2017, Romania, France)

Event: Filmscreening (with English subtitles)

Location: NEC conference hall

01 March 2018, 18:00 – 20:00

A documentary by Alexandru SOLOMON, in the presence of the director

Sukhum is the capital of Abkhazia, a tiny, unrecognized republic on the shores of the Black Sea. On its highest hill lies a medical institute of research on monkeys, established by the Soviets in the 1920’s. The legend states it was meant to create a hybrid between man and ape. This creature never came to life, neither the communist New Man did. Today, men and monkeys are caged in a territory ravaged by war and decades of cruelty, both victims of a failed series of experiments.

This event is organized within the Revisiting the Nation. Transcultural Contact Zones in Eastern Europe Winter Academy by Prisma Ukraïna Research Network Eastern Europe at Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin and The Center for Governance and Culture in Europe, St. Gallen, in cooperation with New Europe College.