The Lesson (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 12m

THE LESSON

STREAMING FROM 8TH - 14TH OCTOBER (UK & IRELAND)

The personal journey of director Elena Horn who returns to her small hometown to follow four children as they experience Holocaust education in the public school system in rural Germany. Filmed over five years, from 2014 to 2019, the film is a window into deeply rooted social and political attitudes in Germany amidst the resurgence of the far-right, xenophobia and a fractured, disparate collective memory of the nation’s history.

Age Recommendation: 15+

*Contains moderate language throughout and scenes that may upset younger audiences.

Available to watch between 8th - 14th October.

Screening as part of Cinemagic Belfast.

Cinemagic Festival is funded by Belfast City Council, Tourism NI and funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen. Cinemagic is supported by the BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund, awarding funds from National Lottery.

Director

Elena Horn

Producer

Elena Horn

Languages

German, English

Subtitles

English