Documentary Films Course – Two Films
Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 pm
- The Little Dictator – a film by Emanuel Cohn. Prof. Yossi Kleinmann is a non-charismatic history professor lecturing on political leaders in totalitarian regimes. Neither his students nor his domineering wife show him any respect. Then one Sabbath eve, while celebrating the 90th birthday of his wife’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, Yossi suddenly finds himself in an unexpected situation which forces him to confront history, his family and himself. After the film – a talk with the director, Emanuel Cohn.
- Line 881 – Ran Goldin’s film. At first glance, Dormagen is a perfect, green and pastoral town. On the bus line that crosses it an entire social microcosm unfolds. Refugees who have just arrived, next to native Germans, all are destined to travel in the same metal pipe, creating a forced intimacy. The story of post-immigration Germany is told through the stories of the passengers on the bus. After the film – a talk with Ran Goldin.