DOCUMENTARY

Wir leben ewig

We Will Live Forever

Carla Knapp
We Will Live Forever is the search for traces of destroyed Jewish culture of Wilna. While the gentile Viennese band 'gojim' looks for the musical traces of this extinguished culture, we get a very personal view of the era through the eyes of three witnesses of this time. On behalf of the many who can no longer speak, they tell stories about childhood, youth and resistance in and around the ghetto of Wilna. The old songs, originated in the ghetto of Wilna, are played once again, only this time by 'gojim'. These songs are not only the joining force in this film, they are also the medium through which a gentile music group explores and learns about this destroyed Jewish culture. When the witnesses of that culture hear 'their' songs after such a long time - this time sung by Austrians and Germans - personal history comes alive again. A dialogue spanning generations and cultures arises. A dialogue between human beings who have touched one another.
Technical Data
Running time: 80
Format: Digital Video (FAZ 35 mm)
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Alexander Biedermann, Gojim
Language spoken: German
Subtitles: English
Production year: 2000
Credits
Director(s): Carla Knapp
Writer(s): Carla Knapp
Cinematographer(s): Peter Roehsler
Producer: Carla Knapp
Producers: Peter Roehsler
Production company
nanookfilm
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