DIE KINDER LASSEN GRÜSSEN
Patricia Josefine Marchart | Austria 2016 | 132 Min. | OmeU
Their names are George, Inge, Jo, Sepp, Paula, Walo, Anita, Klaus and Klaus. They were acolytes, pupils, wards and foster home children who were sexually, emotionally and physically abused by members of the clergy. Accompanied by the camera, the victims visit the locations of the crimes from back then. Many are making their stories public for the first time. Their families are also only finding out about this hidden pain for the first time. A nightmarish insight into arguably the greatest crime of the post-war period. Yet abuse remains a trauma throughout society, made possible by an environment of repression and of piety. Today, the Church and the state are allies in this cover-up. An accusation that will make you speechless, but also gives hope: „I have said everything, I am no longer a victim“, says Jo, one of the protagonists of the film.
Patricia Josefine Marchart, Mag.art, Dr. phil., born 1971 in Linz, based in Vienna. Acting studies in Vienna. Studies of visual media design at UGF Linz. Dissertation at the university of applied arts (Vienna). Since 2000 freelance filmmaker and writer.
- NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS 2016
- 23rd SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL2017