Film Archive

Jahr

Patriotic Lesson

Documentary Film
Germany,
Poland
2016
21 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Ute Dilger
Filip Jacobson
Lukasz Ostalski, Filip Jacobson
Tomasz Polsakiewicz
Filip Jacobson
Filip Jacobson
Blood, sacrifice and the nation are evoked at a patriotic song competition in a Polish primary school; partisan girls march and proud parents whip out their cameras. A society on its way back into the past? Neutral black and white images reveal how a young generation is trained in nationalism while the adults practice childish immaturity. In keeping with the theory of the great writer Witold Grombrowicz, who said that the young are taught by the old and vice versa.

Lars Meyer



Golden Dove German Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film 2016;
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award 2016

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