Kinderland – Cinderland / Kinderland ist abgebrannt

The everyday life of fascism, its banalities, shabbiness and meanness, are addressed in this documentary. Ulm, the city of Albert Einstein and of the Scholl siblings becomes the place where history is felt and experienced.
Twelve women, today in their seventies, tell of their youth in this South German city. Most of them still reside there, their former Jewish classmates now live in Israel or the United States. Their memories of the same place, during the same period of time, could not be more different. Made with never seen archive material, KINDERLAND – CINDERLAND is a touching film of many layers, and has been highly recommended by German film critics and viewers.

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
1998

Format
16mm, DigiBeta Pal

Length
90 min

Director
Sibylle Tiedemann and Ute Badura

Production
TIBA-Film

Original Language
German

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

German Film Award 1998
Prize of the City of Potsdam