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Dark Lullabies

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They are the children of survivors and of perpetrators of the Holocaust. Polarized as their heritage is, many of this generation share a legacy of silence. Canadian filmmaker Irene Angelico, herself a child of survivors of concentration camps, undertakes a deeply personal journey; she asks what happened, and why? This powerful feature documentary is structured around the filmmaker's emotional quest. Having grown up in the shadow of the Holocaust, she searches for comprehension through interviews with survivors and their children in Montréal and in Israel. Despite her own reluctance, her journey inevitably takes her to Germany. Rare interviews show a range of voices among her German contemporaries. Some are as compelled as she to pierce the silence, while others retreat into prejudice and denial. The film offers no easy answers.

1985, 81 min 20 s

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Prix Memorial
World Television Festival
Du 27 au 28 janvier 1989, Tokyo - Japon

Prix Red Ribbon - catégorie: Films sur l'histoire et la société
Itinérant - American Film and Video Festival
Du 27 mai au 1 juin 1986, New York - États-Unis

Prix spécial décerné au meilleur film socio-politique - assorti d'une bourse de 3,000DM Premier prix décerné par le "Evangelische Jury"
Festival internal du film
Du 7 au 12 octobre 1985, Mannheim - Allemagne

Deuxième Prix décerné par le "Volkshochschul Jury" (Jury - éducation permanente)
Festival internal du film
Du 7 au 12 octobre 1985, Mannheim - Allemagne