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THE LIVING WITNESSES

by Karolina Markiewicz, Pascal Piron

synopsis

The Living Witnesses is a film tying the past to the present: from antisemitism, racism and the Holocaust of the Second World War to the new wave of racism emerging throughout Europe today. Three living witnesses from the Second World War, survivors of deportation or concentration camps, meet three students from Luxembourg either born here or immigrated from Syria or the Ivory Coast. With the deportation and the extermination of Jews in mind, the six discover how crimes against humanity still play a considerable role in the consciousness of contemporary societies. We are still living in the post-war era, but the statements of “never again” seem to fade away.

international title: The Living Witnesses
original title: Les témoins vivants
country: Luxembourg
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Karolina Markiewicz, Pascal Piron
film run: 90'
screenplay: Karolina Markiewicz, Pascal Piron
production: Paul Thiltges Distributions
distributor: Paul Thiltges Distributions
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