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On the morning of May 1st, 1977 in Babenhausen, Hessen, the houses of the last Jewish citizens to live there until 1993 were burnt down. Hito Steyerl’s BABENHAUSEN (1997) is one of the works collected in this short film program, which employ different artistic approaches to reveal anti-Semitic continuities stretching from the Nazi era into the present. Two works by young filmmakers that will be present at the screening describe Jewish identity as an area of tension beyond normally trodden paths: in her essayistic documentary WEIL ES MITTE MÄRZ IST (2016), Cologne-based filmmaker Leri Matehha casts a particular gaze at two places in the state of Israel. In BETWEEN TWO WALLS (2019), Amir Ovadia Steklov examines which doubts and attributions young Israelis come across in present-day Berlin. The program is part of a series of events organized by the Master course in cultural journalism at the UdK, which brings together current perspectives on Jewish life in the present and the thematic complex of anti-Semitism. (şk) (5.12.)

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