â€śThey never fail.â€ť The Glock pistol has been fetishised in films and the arts, and is a regular topseller in the international arms market. For the first time, the filmmaking duo Fritz Ofner and Eva Hausberger tells the story of the rise of the Glock: An Austrian design that became the most sought-after service and murder weapon worldwide. Tracing the web of power, money, violence and politics, the film masterfully portrays the dark sides of globalisation and can be viewed as an Austrian tale of willful ignorance. (MJ)
Fritz Ofner, born 1977 in Friesach, studied journalism as well as cultural and social anthropology in Vienna. Extensive travels through Asia, Africa and the Americas led him to documentary film.
WEAPON OF CHOICE is the third and final part of his trilogy, which explores the causes and effects of gun violence.
Eva Hausberger, born in 1983 in Judenburg, studied multi-media art in Salzburg and works as a filmmaker, assistant director and sound engineer. WEAPON OF CHOICE is their first joint film.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Admir Selimovic and Eva Hausberger.