GERDA'S SILENCE

BASED ON THE BOOK BY KNUT ELSTERMANN

It began with a broken taboo: when six-year-old Knut dares to ask his visiting "auntie Gerda" about her child, the whole room falls silent – no-one has ever dared mention this before. Young Knut bows his head in shame and confusion; this is a Sunday afternoon he'll never forget.

Credits

Documentary, Germany 2008,
95 minutes
Writer / Director: Britta Wauer
DOP: Kaspar Köpke
Editor: Berthold Baule
Sound: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Music: Karim Sebastian Elias
TV Editor: Birgit Mehler
Producer: Volker Hahn, Zeitsprung Entertainment
Broadcaster: ARTE/rbb

Awards

2009 Best Documentary Award
Filmkunstfest Schwerin
2008 Best Music Award
Kinofest Lünen
2009 Best Editing (Nomination)
German Camera Award

DVD

The DVD with Englisch subtitles was released by Good!Movies / Piffl Medien.

available at amazon Germany

CD

The soundtrack, composed by Karim Sebastian Elias and recorded with the Brandenburg State Orchestra, was released at Alhambra Records.

available at amazon Germany

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