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Øvrige — We all know about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, the settlements and the long occupation. But do we understand the obstacles to peace? The new Documentary: "Shadows - when the past rules the present" follows four leading members of the Israeli peace movement, while racism has grown, peace failed and the gap between us and them widened.
Date & Time:
South Campus, Karen Blixens Plads 16, auditorium 9A
Claudia Welz, Center for the Study of Jewish Thought in Modern Culture
Film director, producer and writer Anne Gyrithe Bonne will present her new documentary “Shadows – when the past rules the present”.
Participation is free, but online registration required by March 30, 2017
We all know about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, the settlements and the long occupation. But do we understand the obstacles to peace? The documentary film, Shadows – when the past rules the present, raises the controversial question: “Is the legacy of Holocaust the stumbling block of peace, and can the traumas of the past be broken?”
For two years the film director has followed four leading members of the Israeli peace movement, while racism has grown, peace failed and the gap between us and them widened.
The documentary offers unexpected insights: An influential rabbi builds bridges to Muslims and Jihadists. A former prominent politician who turned his back to power is now, as a debator, working for peace. A historian calls the government’s Holocaust teaching “pure pornography,” and a psychiatry professor reveals the abuse of hidden and inherited traumas in society.
These positions, which we rarely hear about in the media, are gradually changed during the documentary, as peace again collapses. Shadows of the past take over, and step by step we see the four main characters facing a reality they can’t control.
It is a view of people caught by fear and doubt. A controversial and universal story about the stumbling blocks of the past and their influence in the present.