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GOLAN SWIMMING POOL, THE (SWIMMINGPOOL AM GOLAN, DER)

GOLAN SWIMMING POOL, THE
photo © Zischlermann Filmproduktion

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 04/2015

Actress Esther Zimmering's directorial debut covers three generations of German-Jewish life in Germany, the GDR and Israel. Using archive footage and interviews with her family members, Zimmering uncovers the secrets and inconsistencies in her family's history. A history which saw Esther's grandmother Lizzi and her cousin, great-aunt Lore, being the only ones in the family to survive the Holocaust and then become involved in the creation of two new states – constructing Socialism in the former GDR or as part of the Kibbutz movement in Israel. Are those ideals still kept alive in their descendants today?
Genre History
Category Documentary
Directors Esther Zimmering, Ruth Olshan
Screenplay Esther Zimmering, Ruth Olshan, Friederike Anders
Cinematography Börres Weiffenbach
Producers Susanne Mann, Paul Zischler
Co-Producers Helge Neubronner, Frank Evers, Andreas Eicher
Production Company Zischlermann Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with cine plus Filmproduktion
Original Version
 German, Hebrew, English
Shooting Dates July 2015-March 2016
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, RBB, Kulturstiftung des Landes Sachsen
German Distributor Neue Visionen Filmverleih

Contact
Zischlermann Filmproduktion
kontakt@zischlermann.com
http://www.zischlermann.com