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Back to the Fatherland
A documentary by Kat Rohrer & Gil Levanon

77 minutes, color, 2018
In English, and German & Hebrew with English subtitles

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Gil and Kat have been friends since college. Gil is from Israel, Kat from Austria; Gil is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Kat the granddaughter of a Nazi officer. They have been friends for over a decade. Through them we meet other young men and women whose grandparents were murdered or persecuted during the war. What's interesting is that many have decided to move back to the 'Fatherland,' a choice that their families disagree with. Why would they do this?

This revealing documentary explores the challenges and opportunities for reconciliation and understanding between the generations on both sides of the Shoah.

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"Potent, effective." - The New York Times

"Moving, transporting."- Los Angeles Times

"Movie Pick: This Week in Art-House Films" - LA Weekly

"Powerful...riveting." - Cinephiled

"A brave and moving documentary that explores the dramatic shift in attitudes since the end of war, and asks whether a true reconciliation will ever be possible." - UK Jewish Film

"Extremely eloquent." - Film Dienst

"Enlightening." - Kino Zeit


Read the Cinephiled Interview with Gil Levanon and Kat Rohrer

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