Film Screening "Sliesia's Wild West"

Mittwoch, 30. November 2022, 19:00 – 21:30, Dokumentationszentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung

"Sliesia's Wild West" Film Screening and Talk with the Film Director Ute Badura


"I can live better in a place whose history I know," says a young Pole in the prologue of this film while looking at old photos. They are photos from a village in Lower Silesia, photos from a world that no longer exists, from Seifershau in Lower Silesia, now Kopaniec. Ute Badura's 98-minute film explores the history of this village on the edge of the Giant Mountains through the memories of its past and present inhabitants, whose lives reflect the experience of millions of people. Expulsion lies between the past and the present. From the summer of 1946 onwards, the German inhabitants were expelled from the village. Since 1945, displaced persons from pre-war eastern Poland have been settled here. In the first years after the end of the war, this region in Poland was called "The Wild West".

"Silesia's Wild West" asks what home is: a place, a person, a feeling, a memory? Twenty years after its premiere, we are showing this film in new HD quality with its timelessly topical message even today. After the screening Stefan Auch talks to the director Ute Badura

Germany, 98 min. OF German/Polish with German subtitles

Free Admission An event in cooperation with the German-Polish Society Berlin e.V.