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Still from the film "77sqm_9:26min" by Forensic Architecture. A 3D computer generated layout of a flat with marks and arrows.
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    Forensic Architecture

  • United Kingdom / 2017
    29 min. / Original version

  • Original language


On April 6, 2006, a young man named Halit Yozgat was shot and killed in a Kassel internet café. His murder was the ninth in a series of ten committed by a terrorist group called the National Socialist Underground (NSU) between 2000 and 2007. Andreas Temme, an employee of Hessen’s State Office for the Protection of the Constitution, was also present that same day. He claimed to have already left the café at the time of the crime.
Known for how they merge artistic and politic practice, the Forensic Architecture collective took on the murder of Halit Yozgat, precisely reconstructing the minutes before and after the crime in their film 77SQM_9:26MIN. Which elements of Andreas Temme’s statements are true and which are not is the central question of the film, which was shown for the first time at documenta 14 in Kassel. Witness statements are compared and sets of movements reconstructed in a replica of the internet café, while a digital simulation shows how long the smell of the gunshots remains in the air.
The conclusions that can be drawn from the research form a damning indictment of the investigative and judiciary authorities. (Cristina Nord)

Forensic Architecture is a research agency initiated by Eyal Weizman in 2010 at Goldsmiths, University of London. It applies spatial and media investigation methods to cases of human rights violations and political violence.

Production company Forensic Architecture (London, United Kingdom). Director Forensic Architecture. Forensic Architecture Team: Principal Investigator Eyal Weizman. Project & Research Coordinator Christina Varvia. Research Stefanos Levidis, Omar Ferwati, Ortrun Bargholz, Eeva Sarlin, Nicholas Masterton. Filmmaking Post Production Simone Rowat. Animation Yamen Albadin. Research Assistance Franc Camps-Febrer. Project Support Hana Rizvanolli, Sarah Nankivell. Advisors Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Chris Cobb-Smith.

Films: 2017: Torture in Saydnaya Prison (28 min.), The Enforced Disappearance of the Ayotzinapa Students (4 min.), 77sqm_9:26min. The Murder of Halit Yozgat (29 min.). 2018: The Ali Enterprises Factory Fire (18 min.). 2019: Triple-Chaser (11 min.). 2020: Shipwreck at the Threshold of Europe, Lesvos, Aegean Sea: 28 October 2015 (25 min.). 2021: Hanau-Anschlag: der Notausgang (9 min.).

Bonus Material

Video und Links

  • Still from the film "77sqm_9:26min" by Forensic Architecture. A 3D rendering of a room with a computer work place and a figure reaching from the left to something that seems to be lying on the desk.


    For the police investigation staff member of the Hessian Office for the Protection of the Constitution Andreas Temme re-enacts his visit to the internet café of Halit Yozgat.

  • Still from the film "77sqm_9:26min" by Forensic Architecture. A 3D rendering of a flat with a visualization of gas or smoke distribution.


    Extensive multimedia bonus material from Forensic Architectur and texts about the research group.

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