Directed by Karolina Markiewicz, Pascal Piron, documentary, 84 min, eng subtitles, 16+
With Marian Turski, Claude Marx, Chadon Tina Marie Yapo, Christina Khoury, Dean Schadeck
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 of the Second World War, survivors of deportation or concentration camps, meet three students from Luxembourg who were either born in Luxembourg 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.
The film produced by the Luxembourgian company Paul Thiltges Distributions had its premiere at the Luxembourg City Film Festival 2021.