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Liana McKelvy

Potlatch / 30 Min. Germany / Premieres Spring 2014 / German (OmeU)

 A former fashion model organizes the charity art auction for placet e.V: Plastic Surgical Center for Terror Victims; an organization funding reconstructive surgeries for patients from Iraq, West Africa, Chechnya and Syria. Potlatch explores the economy of beauty and philanthropy through the social network surrounding the event. Combining personal interviews with intimate footage, the film links a diverse and affluent Berlin circle of artists, surgeons, collectors and actors who choose to contribute to the extravagant charity event in Berlin.