Shutdown Program #10

Film still "The Second Attack"

Mala Reinhardt, The Second Attack, 2018
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 7 p.m.
With Mala Reinhardt and Patrick Lohse
Language: German
An event by
Heinrich Böll Foundation
in cooperation with Württembergischer Kunstverein

For decades, racist riots, attacks and murders have been repeated with frightening continuity in the Federal Republic of Germany. The documentary film Der zweite Anschlag (The Second Attack, 2018) by Mala Reinhardt focuses on the hitherto little-noticed perspective of those affected by this right-wing violence. In in-depth interviews, the film develops a precise picture of the traumatic experiences that the protagonists of the film went through. Osman Taköprü tells of the murder of his brother Süleyman, committed by the National Socialist Underground (NSU) in Hamburg in 2001. Ibrahim Arslan describes his memories of the racist arson attack in Mölln in 1992, which he himself only narrowly survived, and Mai Phuong Kollath herself lived in Rostock-Lichtenhagen when the Sunflower House was set on fire by neo-Nazis to the applause of hundreds of onlookers.

The second attack opens a detailed insight into the struggle of migrant communities against racism in Germany.

Following the online screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers Mala Reinhardt and Patrick Lohse.

Schlossplatz 2
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fon: +49 (0)711 - 22 33 70
Fax: +49 (0)711-22 33 791
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart