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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Little Germans

director: Frank Geiger, Mohammad Farokhmanesh
original title: Kleine Germanen
country: Germany, Austria
year: 2019
running time: 90 min.

synopsis

The film searches for the root cause of extremist thinking of some contemporary Germans. The dark tones of an early indoctrination of children's souls is illustrated by watercolor animation of idealized memories. Nostalgic sequences frame the testimonials of today's representatives of the German middle class. The psychoanalytic study of (neo)Nazi ideology as a lifestyle reveals the four fundamentals of revived Germanic mythology and mentality ─ xenophobia, eugenics, exalted rhetoric and Christian kitsch. The closed enclave of right-wing extremism of the Pegida movement is slowly revealed by open talks in which the renegade patriotic orthodoxy unmask the movement's demagogy.

“Children represent our future. They reflect our wish for security, family and happiness. At the same time, a child is the weakest link of our society and therefore it needs a special protection.” M. Farokhmanesh, F. Geiger    

biography

Frank Geiger (1969) is a German producer, director and editor who's behind more than twenty award-winning films at world festivals. Together with Ali Samadi Ahadi he founded the production company Little Dream Entertainment GmbH. Iranian director and producer Mohammad Farokhmanesh (1971) has shot two feature films and a whole number of short films as both directer and producer. Little Germans was nominated at the National Film Awards.

more about film

director: Frank Geiger, Mohammad Farokhmanesh
producer: Frank Geiger, Mohammad Farokhmanesh, Ali Samadi Ahadi, Armin Hofmann, Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Karin C. Berger
script: Armin Hofmann, Frank Geiger, Mohammad Farokhmanesh
photography: Marcus Winterbauer
editing: Andrew Bird, Frank Geiger, Habiba Laout
music: Siegfried Friedrich

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