Politics of Memory - Eyal Sivan

Politics of Memory – Eyal Sivan

Aus Liebe Zum Volk

Eyal Sivan, Audrey Marion / Germany, France / 2004 / 88’ / German / English subtitles

For 20 years Major S worked for the Stasi, the GDR’s secret service, driven above all by love. An unconditional love for the people, a blind and destructive love. At some point the wind changed and the regime he served ended. His world collapses. Sitting alone in his office, he faces an uncertain future. In I Love You All, Major S’s testimony serves as the backdrop for a disturbing montage, his report alternating with unique stock footage shown for the first time. It is a film about blindness, values and disillusionment.

Screenplay Eyal Sivan, Audrey Maurion, Aurelie Tyszblat
Editing Audrey Maurion
Photography Peter Badel
Musics Christian Steyer, Nicolas Becker
Producer Gilles-Marie Tine, Thomas Kufus
Production Zero One Film, Arcapix

Eyal Sivan
Eyal Sivan is a filmmaker, writer and theorist born in 1964 in Haifa, Israel, raised in Jerusalem and living in Europe since 1985.
After working as a professional commercial photographer in Tel Aviv, he left Israel in 1985 and settled in Paris. He currently divides his time between Europe and Israel. Known for his controversial films, Sivan has produced and directed more than a dozen political documentaries. Common State (2012), Jaffa (2009) and Route 181 (2003) were awarded at various festivals. Sivan’s films are regularly shown in art exhibitions such as Documenta, Manifesta and ICP New York. His work touches on topics such as the representation of political crime, the political use of memory, the ethics of documentary filmmaking and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
He is founder and artistic director of the Paris-based documentary company Momento ! and the film distribution agency Scalpel. He created «South Cinema Notebooks», a film criticism journal published by Sapir Academic College in Ashkelon.

May 31 9:30 p.m.
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