Behind Words

Director: John Burgan, Germany 2005, 90 min.

Do wars really end when the fighting stops? From a bunker in Berlin, through former Yugoslavia, still-divided Cyprus, cities that change names, populations and countries without moving an inch: forced migration and ethnic cleansing has marked the 20th century like no other. In Europe alone, between 80 and 100 million were driven from their homes - or worse - in the last century. How to deal with all of this collective past? Historians quibble amongst themselves and politicians conduct a dialogue of the deaf. Behind Words encounters refugees and artists across Europe searching for the difficult way between memory and forgetting. The film is made by Network Migration in Europe and Hanfgarn & Ufer Film Production.

Die Vertriebenen. Hitlers letzte Opfer. Teil 1-3, Flucht, Vertreibung, Neubeginn

Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt, Christian Frey und Henry Köhler, Germany 2001

A film about the experience of Germans expellees.

Schlesiens wilder Westen. Ein Heimatfilm

Director: Ute Badura, Germany 2002, 98 min.

A film about German and Polish forced migration.