Tower of Invincibility (2012)

Tower of Invincibility is a film installation created in a neo-melodramatic style about the advancement of an esoteric health and sports camp in the early 20th century. The camera follows the protagonists during their daily routines: weight lifting, acrobatics, telepathy, leisure time and witnesses how they are progressing from day to day. The filming took place at the Teufelsberg, a former listening station during the Cold War in Berlin. In 2008 the Maharishi Foundation, along with Director David Lynch, bought the terrain for building a 50-meter tall “Tower of Invincibility‚ and a “Vedic University of Peace‚.

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with Pasi Mäkelä, Jussi Saivo, Katja Höppner, Niina Lehtonen-Braun, Shalmon Abraham, Mimosa Pale, Ida Palojärvi, Jefferson Preto, Ina Gercke, Geoffrey Garrison
music by Jussi Saivo, Mika Rättö, Juha Hietaniemi /Sound mix: Johannes Malfatti

written, directed and produced by Ulu Braun, co written by Sabotanic Garden and Niina Lehtonen Braun.

Supported by AVEK, Distribution by AV-Arkki, Helsinki

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