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Lesson, The

English title: Lesson, The
Original title: Lesson, The
German title: Lesson, The
Germany, 2020

Director: Horn, Elena
Production company: Open Citadel
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 60 min.
Film genre: Documentary

The Lesson” is the personal journey of director Elena Horn who returns to her small hometown to follow four children as they experience Holocaust education in the public school system in rural Germany. Filmed over five years, from 2014 to 2019, the film is a window into deeply rooted social and political attitudes in Germany amidst the resurgence of the far-right, xenophobia and a fractured, disparate collective memory of the nation’s history.

Reel 2 Real CFF Vancouver 2021 (awarded), Giffoni CFF 2021

Website: thelesson.film

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