Resisters

Located in Berlin and framed by a personal voiced address to the revolutionary Marxist Rosa Luxemburg, the film brings the largely silenced stories of ordinary individuals who resisted fascism during the Third Reich, often at the cost of their own lives, into the present. In contrast to large state memorials to the victims of the Holocaust many of the individual resisters to the Nazis are memorialised by Stolpersteine, small stumbling blocks in the pavements outside the buildings where they lived. Their stories are put in conversation with contemporary resistance against the right-wing nationalist party AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) through the activities of the Berlin branch of the group Omas Gegen Rechts (Grandmothers Against the Right).

  • Jill Daniels
    Director
    Journey to the South
  • Jill Daniels
    Writer
    Breathing Still
  • Jill Daniels
    Producer
  • Gertrud Graf
    Key Cast
  • Walter Peterson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • German International Ethnographic Film Festival
    Gottingen
    Germany
    May 25, 2022
    Europe
    Official Selection
  • 11th Social Justice Film Festival
    Chennai
    India
    April 15, 2022
    World
    Official Selection
  • Radical Film Network
    Genova
    Italy
    June 16, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Festival International de Cinéma et Mémoire Commune
    Nador
    Morocco
    December 17, 2022
    North Africa
    Official Selection
  • Flight/Mostra
    Genoa
    Italy
    October 28, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Freedom Film Festival
    Chennai
    India
    August 17, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Helsinki Education Film Festival International (HEFFI)
    Helsinki
    Finland
    November 12, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Essex Documentary Film Festival
    Colchester
    United Kingdom
    November 18, 2022
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Visible Evidence Documentary Conference
    Gdansk
    Poland
    August 17, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Courage Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    March 9, 2023
    Official Selection
  • ProToPost International Communist Film Festival

    Italy
    Best Protagonist Award
Director Biography - Jill Daniels

Born in Manchester, England, Jill Daniels is a renowned British filmmaker and writer. She is vice chair of the Media Practice & Education Journal and teaches Film at University of East London. Her innovative documentary essay films explore memory, place, Jewish identity and autobiography. She has won many international awards for her films, including best experimental film award for My Private Life II a film about sexual identity in her family, at the acclaimed Ann Arbor Experimental Film Festival in the USA. Resisters is the latest in her series of films exploring resistance to the rise of nationalism in Berlin. The first film in the series, Breathing Still (2018), won the best documentary award at the Small Axe Radical Short Film Festival in 2019. Her website is www.jilldanielsfilms.com

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