The first edition of the Festival politischer Film starts with contemporary films on the legacy of the Holocaust. It takes place from January 23-26th, 2020 at the “Kino in der Königstadt” in Saarbrücker Straße in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin.
The festival’s patron is Muhterem Aras, President of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg.
Films will be shown that deal with the Holocaust and its effects. By focusing on contemporary films, i.e. on non-historical images, we want to re-explore the significance of the Holocaust for the present.
The selected films show the perspectives of contemporary filmmakers from the second, third and fourth generations. They look at the individual and collective traumas triggered by the Holocaust. At the same time, they explore the psychological level of individual and collective moral failure.
In light of the growing prevalence of racist, anti-Semitic and ethnic sentiments, we want to develop thoughts, arguments and opinions that will facilitate a strong position in the debate with the architects of these tendencies. We want to inspire a culture of discourse beyond indignation and exclusion. In order to achieve this, we believe it is necessary to rework supposedly self-evident attitudes.
In addition to the film programme, we offer panel discussions following the film screenings and events as part of the festival’s supporting programme.
We invite filmmakers, politicians, psychotherapists, researchers, authors, artists and members of various faiths to the workshops, readings and panels.
We focus on intercultural and intergenerational exchange, both on the podium and in the audience.
The Festival politischer Film will be a guest of the Baden-Württemberg State Assembly on the day after the festival – 27 January 2020, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Following the screening of a festival film,a panel discussion will take place there.