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In Spite of Darkness. A Spiritual Encounter with Auschwitz.

a film by Christof Wolf

In Spite of Darkness. A Spiritual Encounter with Auschwitz.

Poland | 2008

Auschwitz – einzigartiges Symbol methodisch perfektionierten Grauens und zugleich Zielort alltäglicher Touristenströme. Wie kann eine Begegnung mit diesem Ort der Banalität einer Besichtigung entgehen?
Synopsis
Auschwitz – unique symbol of methodically perfected horror, and at the same time destination for daily streams of tourists. How can an encounter with this place avoid the banality of a visit? This question was asked by New York Zen master Roshi Bernhard Glassman. His answer: the „Auschwitz Retreat“. He invites people of different ethnicity and belief to face Auschwitz directly and without cover. The group will spend five days in meditation, silence, prayer and sharing on the very grounds of the termination camp. An encounter happens between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists. Descendants of
victims meet descendants of perpetrators.
The film portrays five participants and follows closely their inner development. They are changing. Beliefs are undermined, old wounds torn open, reconciliation begins. It is no longer they who come to Auschwitz, it is Auschwitz that comes to them. In silence they bear witness to what happened there.
Synopsis
Auschwitz – unique symbol of methodically perfected horror, and at the same time destination for daily streams of tourists. How can an encounter with this place avoid the banality of a visit? This question was asked by New York Zen master Roshi Bernhard Glassman. His answer: the „Auschwitz Retreat“. He invites people of different ethnicity and belief to face Auschwitz directly and without cover. The group will spend five days in meditation, silence, prayer and sharing on the very grounds of the termination camp. An encounter happens between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists. Descendants of victims meet descendants of perpetrators.
The film portrays five participants and follows closely their inner development. They are changing. Beliefs are undermined, old wounds torn open, reconciliation begins. It is no longer they who come to Auschwitz, it is Auschwitz that comes to them. In silence they bear witness to what happened there.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Christof Wolf
  • Producer Ron Schmidt, Christof Wolf
  • Screenwriter Ron Schmidt, Jason Schmidt, Christof Wolf
  • Director of Photography Soltan Honti, Soltan Honti
  • Editor Jason Schmidt
Original Languages

German

Production Company
Loyola Productions Munich GmbH
Kaulbachstr. 22a, 80539 München

Phone: +49 89 23862418

Fax: +49 89 23862402

info@lp-muc.com
http://www.lp-muc.com
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