- Current Affairs, Religion, Minorities, Human Rights, and Society
“We are no aliens,” they say, wanting only one thing: to finally be seen as normal young people. Eleven Jewish youths talk about themselves, their religion and anti-Semitic experiences.
What does it mean to often be the only Jew at the whole school? When you constantly have to deal with clichés and stereotypes? A film about everyday life for young people between sports field and synagogue, Torah and Instagram, Shabbat and party nights.
In German schoolyards “Du Jude!” is a common swearword. Anti-Semitic sayings, tasteless jokes and annoying prejudices are part of everyday life for young Jews in Germany. For them, it is a sad matter of course that they cannot wear their kippah or Star of David necklace openly everywhere – for fear of vulgarity and assault.
On the other hand, they want to get out of their role as victims. Ilan (20) says: “For many people we are a fringe group that is simply always humiliated. But it is wrong that we are reduced to that”. A
- Running time
- 45 minutes
- Jan Tenhaven ... Writer/Director
- Jörg Junge ... Director of Photography
- Oliver Szyza ... Film Editor
- Iris Berben ... As herself
- Prod. Co.
- Nordend Film
- Years of Production
- Release year
- Nominated for CIVIS Media Award 2021
- Broadcast (Prod.)
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