What happens when a bank fails? For example it is gonna be squatted by 3000 people and transformed into a housing project. Downtown Caracas a 200 meter skyscraper-ruin is rising up to the Caribbean sky and is used as a shelter for 750 families. Ignored by the city’s administration and dreaded by the neighborhood the inhabitants of Torre Confinanzas build up their own model of a socialist micro-society in their vertical city. Ruina tells about difficulties and achievements by building up a social community.
Markus Lenz is working as a freelance cameraman and documentary filmmaker. He studied media science and roman studies in Leipzig and Palermo. Since 2010 he studies in the graduate film program at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and the Department of Fine Arts of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, in Bogotá.