Take a history lesson in post-truth politics
If you thought “alternative facts” were a 21st century phenomenon, head to the screening of Ruth Beckermann’s The Waldheim Waltz (AT, 2018) for a history lesson in deceit.
A new addition to LuxFilmFest’s “Collaborations” strand, the documentary explores the uncovering of former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s Nazi wartime past as he stands in the presidential elections in Austria in 1986. A film about Austria’s national collective amnesia and post-truth politics (13 March, 6.30pm, Cinémathèque).
Screened in collaboration with Institut Pierre Werner and the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg.
The Institute Pierre Werner (IPW) is a European cultural center. It encourages cultural and intellectual exchange among its founding countries, France, Germany and Luxembourg, as well as with other European countries.
The mission of the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg is to communicate EU policies to stakeholders, media and citizens and to report on national developments to the Commission.
A public cocktail reception will take place before the screening at 6pm. After the film, there will be an opportunity to debate with Gregor Schusterschitz, Austrian Ambassador to Luxembourg.
Image: © Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion / © Lukas Beck / Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion