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Event Date: 25th Feb 2016 | 19:00
MARC BAUDER: JEDER SCHWEIGT VON ETWAS ANDEREM / LAST TO KNOW
Goethe-Institut London, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH
Every family has a secret, a darkness no one wants to touch. For some, their secrets lie buried in a country that doesn’t even exist anymore: Three families from out of the GDR’s estimated 250,000 political prisoners wrestle with the question, how much of the past do they want to allow in their present? Across three generations marked by separation, repression and guilt, some wounds are so deep no one dares to reopen them, even after decades. But now the kids are grown, and pressure to break the truce of silence is growing – from both sides. Yet, how do you ask your parents the right questions? Do you really want to know the whole story? And who’s responsible for taking the first step? As it sheds light on the controversies within just three families impacted by the GDR’s inter-generational consequences, this film becomes a record of how Germans are dealing with recent history. Germany 2006, colour, DVD (mini-35mm), 72 mins. German with English subtitles. Direction and script: Marc Bauder and Dörte Franke. With Anne Gollin, Utz Rachowski, Tine and Matthias Storck.