“SOUNDS OF SILENCE”
A MUSICAL DETECTIVE FILM
The documentary “Klänge des Verschweigens” (“Sounds of Silence”) tells the exciting story of the gay musician, Willi Heckmann, who was forced to wear the pink triangle patch. When the filmmaker Klaus Stanjek learns that his favourite uncle Willi was interned in a concentration camp for eight years because of his sexual orientation, a family façade collapses abruptly. From the fog of memory, a moving investigation develops. The documentary material is combined with animations and compositing. The award-winning documentary on the persecution and ostracism of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the post-war period reveals how the truth was often twisted and repressed in German families. The film screening will be followed by a discussion with the director.
Time and Location:
14 March 2017, 19:00
Rosenthaler Straße 39, 2. Hinterhof