Back to the Fatherland

Dirs. Kat RohrerGil Levanon | 77 min
Documentary Austria / Germany / Israel 2017 EnglishHebrewGerman with English subtitles US Premiere

Monday, May 76:15 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

Wednesday, May 96:15 PM Edlavitch DCJCC

Gil and Kat have been friends since college. Gil is from Israel, Kat from Austria; Gil is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Kat the granddaughter of a Nazi officer. They have been friends for over a decade.

Through them we meet Dan and Guy, who have decided to move to Austria and Germany respectively, decisions that gravely affect their relationships with their families.

This deeply human and ultimately revealing film tackles the challenges and opportunities for reconciliation and understanding between the third generation on both sides of the Shoah.

Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Katharina Rohrer.

Co-sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum

Co-presented by German Historical Institute AJC Global Jewish Advocacy, Washington 3GDC – Washington DC Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors Generation After


Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Katharina Rohrer.

Katharina Rohrer founded GreenKat Productions in 2002, while she was still studying at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Since, Kat has directed and produced more than ten short films, music videos, documentaries, and a wide variety of industrials and commercials. Some of her bigger clients include: Roland Foods, Österreich Werbung, Die Zweite Bank, Personal Basis.

Her short film The Search won Best Short at the 2005 LA Femme Film Festival. Her 2011 short Film Wantless was selected for the 2011 Hamptons Film Festival. Kat has also worked as DP on various feature length documentaries including Larry Flynt: The Right To Be Left Alone for Midtown Films, which screened around the world and has been aired on IFC.

Her last documentary, Fatal Promises, deals with human trafficking and has been shown across the United States and Europe in film festivals, anti-trafficking and fundraising events, as well as college campuses.


Print Source

Greenkat Productions
Aglaya Fehle


This event finished on May 10, 2018.