Film Society Selection
Second of two shows this month
Life Through a Lens Fourth of four shows of documentary films
'MY NAZI LEGACY'
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Tuesday 27th September. 7.45pm
THIS FILM DESERVEDLY RECEIVED ONE WIN AND TWO NOMINATIONS.
David Evans, UK, 2014, 94 minutes
Featuring: Niklas Frank, Horst von Wächter, Philippe Sands
The long shadow of the Nazi legacy that hangs over modern Germany
is examined in this uncomfortable, riveting film; its focus is on the very
personal experience of two men - sons of key architects
of Hitler's policies in the Nazi empire.
Plus short film in conjunction with the Women Over Fifty Film Festival
Director: Caroline Pick, UK, 2013, 17 minutes
A story of immigration, dislocation, assumed identities and secrets.
Winner Best Documentary Short and Winner Audience Choice Award at WOFFF 2015
to DepicT! www.depict.org and WOFFF www.wofff.co.uk short film festivals
2016 submissions now open!
final film in the four documentaries shown by the Bracknell Film Society.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Sands interviews Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter, the sons of Hans Frank and Otto Wächter, respectively (among their other grim distinctions) the Nazi governor of occupied Poland and Nazi governor of Galicia in Ukraine. It becomes disturbingly clear that although Frank Jr has come to terms with what his father did, Wächter Jr is still in denial wriggling, squirming, trying to claim that his father was not personally guilty. Increasingly angry, Sands confronts him with documentary proof that Otto Wächter had substantial administrative responsibility for the slaughter of Ukrainian Jews, including Sandss own family.
These are live issues: then as now, there are quasi-fascist strands of opinion in Ukraine that side with Nazi Germany for facing up to Russia. The film visits a creepy Nazi-nostalgist convocation of uniformed paramilitaries there, who hail Horst von Wächter as the son of a hero. Wächter is clearly pretty pleased. It is a chilling demonstration of how the poison of the past can live in the bloodstream of the present.