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“Dauntingly timely” THE WALDHEIM WALTZ wins at PLAY DOC

Ruth Beckermann’s Berlinale winner The Waldheim Waltz  took the main award together with Pablo Sigg’s Lamaland (part I). at the 14th PLAY DOC festival where both films had celebrated their Spanish premiere. The film sets the Waldheim affair in a bigger international political context, yet 30 years on, it is dauntingly timely”, stated the jury.

The jury stated:
Lies. Truth. Alternative Facts. The film The Waldheim Waltz analyses the uncovering of former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past by the World Jewish Congress. Created entirely with Beckermann’s own footage archive and international TV-material, the film shows the successful use of anti-Semitism and propaganda and how easily emotions can be stirred up against others and used by populist politicians. The Waldheim Waltz sets the Waldheim affair in a bigger international political context, yet 30 years on, it is dauntingly timely.