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vom Ende der Polizei

While in some places people chant "All Cops are Bastards!", most people can hardly imagine a world without police. Yet time and again, the police are sharply criticized. Some call for the abolition of the monopoly on violence and problematic structures. Others say, where would we get there: The police are the guarantors of law and order. To get to the bottom of this paradox, the team led by Charlotte Lorenz and Jakob D'Aprile turns its attention to the cradle of state power: the police academy. Could change begin here?

SZENE AUS ALLES IN ORDNUNG
SZENE AUS ALLES IN ORDNUNG © LEA HOPP

Interviews with police students are used to create a piece about the highly ritualized processes of police training. Here, the idealized idea of the police meets the reality of state power-in-the-making. From the entrance examination to the swearing-in ceremony, EVERYTHING IN ORDER immerses us in this world: Why do people want to be police? What happens to them in the process of training? What happens when they take on the role of suspects?

Three players encounter each other in typical police role plays, simulate operations, bivouac in the woods and celebrate - as in the real police academy - their own metamorphosis when they see themselves in uniform for the first time or fire their first shot. Together they go in search of "that police feeling".

Lorenz & D'Aprile and their team explore whether the aspirants themselves - the people behind the function - would have the power to open the space for change. How might a new generation of police officers look and act? Beyond discipline or the fetishization of weapons. Could their new self-image help them even imagine an end to the police? Would "everything be all right" then?

(Program in German)
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TD Berlin (war: Theaterdiscounter)
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TD Berlin (war: Theaterdiscounter)