A New Documentary by Mat Rappaport
Explores the Connection Between Architecture and Political Ideology

Architecture, mass tourism and political ideology come together in Touristic Intents, a new documentary that investigates the never-completed Nazi resort of Prora on Germany's Baltic Sea – a mammoth project started in 1936 by the Nazis to house 20,000 vacationing workers.

This 3-mile-long building was used in propaganda to forward a promise of leisure time for the masses and strengthen sympathies between the workers and the Nazi party. Although the Nazis left the site unfinished, the East German government continued construction in the 1950s, using it for military training as well as housing for conscientious objectors pressed into labor by the GDR regime.

After decades of abandonment, the massive edifice is now being redeveloped into apartments, condominiums, hotels, and a youth hostel. Grappling with notions of place and identity in an era when the role of national monuments has become a defining issue for the selective maintenance of cultural memory, the resort of Prora stands as a lasting reminder of how buildings become vehicles for political ideology and myth-making throughout their lives. Is there an obligation to remember a building's dark past?

Best Feature Documentary
Massachusetts Independent Film Festival 2022

Architecture Film Festival - Rotterdam
ByDesign Festival - Seattle
Architecture Design Art Film Festival - Palm Springs
EPOS: The Art Film Festival in Israel

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A documentary by Mat Rappaport
82 minutes | color | English | 2022
Available on DCP & Digital File

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