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Hassjünger

Julia Knopp & Max Damm | Germany | 2019 | 60 min | German with English Subtitles
Julia Knopp & Max Damm | Germany | 2019 | 60 min | German with English Subtitles

They‘ ve been trapped in an ideology for years. They gave up their whole life and themselves for it. They were extremists: Dominic Schmitz and Felix Benneckenstein, an ex-Salafist and a former neo-Nazi travel back in time. Two young people who became extremists during puberty. In completely different groups, yet so similar in their biographies. Based on their testimonies, the film poses one of the most burning questions of our time: Why do people radicalize themselves? What leads to hatred? The documentary tries not to denounce, but to understand.

21.09. | 18:00 | BUFA
Hassjünger

Followed by a talk with Julia Knopp (Director) & Thomas Schadt (Director Filmakademie Ludwigsburg)

Credits
Director:  Julia Knopp & Max Damm
Director of Photography:  Steve Schick
Editor:  Dave Jasim
Film Music:  Chiara Strickland
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