“Back To The Fatherland” is the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck somewhere else. A universal tale in today’s globalized world, weren’t these young women and men moving from Israel to the countries where their families were persecuted and killed less than a century ago, Germany and Austria.
Gil and Kat, friends since their time at a college. Gil is from Israel, Kat from Austria. Gil is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Kat the granddaughter of a Nazi officer. Despite these substantial differences they have been friends for over10 years. Through them we meet Dan and Guy who’s decision to move to Austria and Germany has affected their relationship with their grandparents and families. The film deals with third-generation on both sides and its attempts to build their own future without ignoring the past.
Author: Anneliese Rohrer, Susan Korda
Producers: Kat Rohrer, Matthias Kress, Gil Levanon.
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