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Little Germans

Original title: Kleine Germanen
German title: Kleine Germanen
Germany, 2019

Director: Farokhmanesh, Mohammad & Geiger, Frank
Production company: Brave New Work, Little Dream Entertainment
Co-producers: Golden Girls Film, SWR, Arte, DR TV
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 86 min.
Film genre: Hybrid Docufiction

Eva and Godwin are two small children who will soon participate in boot camps where they are trained to become “Germany’s future elite” with other children like them.

Order and decency are their parents’ most important values. They’ll learn to be proud of their parents, who struggle to preserve their home country from foreign, harmful influences. And they’ll realize, that there are many “evil“ people, who don’t understand their parents, who tag them as criminals and even try to put them under arrest. Little Germans takes a look at rightwing extremism from a different angle.

There has always been a focus on the adult perpetrators and the reasons for their actions, whereas the fates of the children growing up in radical right-wing families have rarely been discussed. These children are not only at the mercy of an anti-democratic attitude, but also potentially pass a hostile mindset to future generations. The film is told from the POV of these children and is a relentless look into the abyss of a German society more and more apt to repeat a dark part of history.

Festival contact
Brave New Work (Germany): www.bravenewwork.de

CPH:Dox Copenhagen, Giffoni CFF 2019

World sales address/es:
DR Sales (DK)

Sold to:
Little Dream (DE)