Ways and Walls

[original title:  Wege und Mauern]

Switzerland 1982. 16mm, colour, 113 min.

Image: Chemins et murs

A documentary film about two men trying to live according to their convictions: a convict set against succumbing to conformity and a gaolor who wishes to do more than maintain peace and quiet and security.
A film which poses questions to a society in which there are prisons, questions to us who punish and exclude, who are punished and excluded, who threaten punishement and exclusion and who are threatened by punishment and exclusion. Not only through prisons.
A film which shows beyond any shadow of doubt that no-one can learn to go his own way independently under pressure or punishment and reward, promises and treats.
In this country, everyone lives under the threat of losing something and runs the risk of losing his identity through the need to conform.

DirectorUrs Graf
PhotographyRob Gnant
SoundAndreas Litmanowitsch
EditingUrs Graf
MusicRoland Moser
CollaboratorsWalter Brehm, Claudio Raveane
Duration113 min.
Screening formats16mm
Shooting format16mm
Contact, World RightsUrs Graf
Blumenfeldstrasse 31, CH-8046 Zürich
+41 44 271 15 14
ursgraf.film@bluewin.ch   www.urs-graf.ch
ProductionFilmkollektiv Zürich