T2, Theater 2

The African Twin Towers. 2005–09. Germany. Directed by Christoph Schlingensief. In German; English subtitles. 70 min.

With Christoph Schlingensief, Patti Smith, Irm Hermann, Klaus Beyer, the Lüderitz theater troupe. Originally planned as a film about 9/11, Richard Wagner, and the warrior Hagen von Tronje, to be shot in the German southwest African colony of Lüderitz, Namibia, The African Twin Towers instead turned into an unusually personal and absorbing documentary about an incomplete film—and Schlingensief’s art in general.

This film accompanies Christoph Schlingensief.