Children Below Deck
"Children Below Deck" is the personal story of three generations of a family: grandmother, father and daughter - doctor, psychoanalyst and filmmaker. The focus is on the transgenerational transmission of traumatic experiences, which are traced on a journey to the roots of the family, which originates from Latvia. Father and daughter trace the fates of family members, seek "answers" to painful questions and the "truth" of a repressed history. No one knew beforehand how painful this would be. Bettina Henkel's documentary is a soul-searching road movie through deep-seated wounds, created by the historical upheavals in Northeastern Europe. A universal story of the inheritance of psychological scars caused by war and repressed suffering.
Helge Henkel, Bettina Henkel and more