Wed, 04 Nov | Moviemento

Film: Gegen den Strom / Against the Tide

NOTE: because of COVID-19, seats must be reserved. Please buy your ticket on the Moviemento website (See link below) SECOND NOTE: because of lockdown, we can't show the film in Moviemento, but we will be livestreaming both the film and the Q&A. Tickets from Moviemento as before
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Time & Location

04 Nov 2020, 19:00
Moviemento, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin, Germany

About the Event

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Documentary film about the alleged German left-wing terrorist Thomas Walter, who went underground in 1995 and was granted asylum in Venezuela in 2017. In April 1995, he and two companions allegedly tried to blow up a deportation prison in Berlin-Grünau. Since then, all three have been on the wanted list of the Bundeskriminalamt (German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation). Only when Walter was granted asylum in 2017 was he able to reestablish contact with his family in Germany. The filmmaker Sobo Swobodnik is the partner of Walter's sister. He visited him in the Andes for his film, in which Walter talks about the strategies of diving into illegality and about the solidarity and help he received. In doing so, he always tries not to disclose any information relevant to criminal law. The film is about political resistance and militancy, but also about Walter's modest living conditions and his very ordinary everyday life in his village in Venezuela.

The film will be shown in the presence of the director Sobo Swobodnik. After the film there will be a Q&A with Thomas Walter and Latin American activists. This event is our contribution to Anti-Colonial month.

Screening in the original German with English subtitles

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