THE ZOO

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THE ZOO WAS NEVER JUST FOR ANIMALS...

Inspired by true events, The Zoo is a short film highlighting the black experience during the Holocaust. This particular journey follows the unlikely relationship between an Afro-German prisoner and his captor, a Nazi scientist conducting brutal experiments as Hitler seeks to colonize Africa.

This film gives us a taste of what was going on in the European mind as it pertained to black men in Nazi Germany. In this story we follow our hero Benjamin, an Afro-German captured by the Nazi regime and taken to the concentration camp Mathausen Gussen, which at the time was the only level III extermination camp.

Benjamin quickly discovers the other inhabitants of the camp coined “The Zoo” – Black men from all over the world: captured Africans to American, French and British PoW’s. This is Benjamin’s first encounter with “Negro” men.

This psycho-thriller sets Benjamin on the ultimate quest for survival. For more information about this project, please visit:  https://www.thezooshortfilm.com/