An Exhibition for Children
People say that heroes have exceptional qualities, possess admirable skills, and act in the interest of the greater good. There are real-life and fictional heroes. Each generation redefines its heroes. Almost every day, the media report on new heroes and their deeds, and each week, on children’s television, in movies and in computer games, hundreds of them fight for a better world. But where do heroes come from? Why do we need them? This exhibition shows young visitors well-known American superheroes like Batman, Spider-Man or Superman. But the “Heroes” journey also takes them to India to meet Shaktimaan and Krrish; to Japan to meet Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke; to Sweden to meet Pippi Longstocking; and to the Arab world and the heroes of THE 99 and Ajaaj. And characters like Harry Potter, Princess Lilifee, and Vicky the Viking – along with many other heroes – display their unusual abilities with the help of film compilations, posters, computer games and photographs.
Visitors to the exhibition will also meet the “heroes next door”: other children who showed bravery or dared to do something outstanding. A look behind the scenes shows visitors how heroes are made, and how you can become a stunt kid or a costume designer, and why those people are so important for films and television series about heroes.
If you solve a special puzzle as you make your way through the exhibition, you’ll get a “Heroes” ID card you can use to watch a companion film program for free. A multifaceted program of events at the Filmhaus on Potsdamer Platz also accompanies the exhibition.