The Rebel Body (2019), directed by Johanna Breiding and Shoghig Halajian.


The Rebel Body follows the murder of Anna Göldi (1782), the last person to be executed for witchcraft in Europe, and tracks her final route through Glarus, Switzerland. In 2007, the Swiss parliament acknowledged Göldi's case as a “miscarriage of justice" and exonerated her of criminal charges. Two filmmakers search for Göldi and record the varying ways that town residents recount her story today. As they travel through the different layers of the region - from mountain tops to underground caves - they search for scars in the landscape and imagine how place manifests absence. 


Participants include: Silvia Federici and Glarus residents: Kurt Annen, Helen Creo
, Mark Feldmann, Hans Rhyner, Kaspar Rhyner
, Annarös Streiff
, Beat Wüthrich
, and Barbara Zweifel-Schielly


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