Deutsche Version

Towards Memory

Director: Katrin Winkler    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Synopsis: How come some occurrences are edited out of history and some over-emphasized? Who is giving whom the right to speak and when? How is history visible and audible in the present? What is an anti-monument? What are ways in which an archive relates to the present? TOWARDS MEMORY is a video and research project in collaboration with Namibian women who as children were sent to the former GDR during the Namibian struggle for independence and against apartheid, which started in 1979. After the fall of the Berlin Wall they were abruptly sent back to Namibia. The video installation is based on archival research, video interviews, as well as contemporary commemorations of 25 years of independence and the genocide of the Herero and Nama. The project scrutinizes the entanglement of German and Namibian politics dealing with the consequences and (in-)visibilities of colonialism, genocide, displacement, and apartheid.
Language: German, English
Forum participation year: 2017
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Technical Attributes

Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: English
Resolution: 1920x1080
Size: 42 GiB
Container: QuickTime
Codec: ProRes 422, AAC
Running time (minutes): 32
Color: color
Sound: Stereo
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Frames per second: 25
Number of reels: 2