The Green Green Grass Beneath

The Green Green Grass Beneath

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4,99 € / 48 hours

Purchase price:  

11,99

2005 52 min Documentary Age rating: 0
Language: German
STL: German for hearing impaired, English

Ceija Stojka has survived. She was in the Nazi death camps as a child. In Auschwitz and Ravensbrück. And in Bergen-Belsen, where she and her mother were liberated by the Allies. And while the Republic of Austria has declared 2005 a "Year of Reflection" - 60 years since the end of World War 2, 50 years since the State Treaty - and is celebrating itself, 72-year-old Romní Ceija Stojka recalls her time in Bergen-Belsen in front of the camera. In Karin Berger's film THE GREEN GREEN GRASS BENEATH, she recounts the horror with incorruptible directness and a vital presence: what strategies she had to develop to avoid being murdered or dying of hunger; how she experienced liberation and how difficult it was to resume everyday life after her experiences in Bergen Belsen.

"Fear is always in us. I never managed to forget that. Never. And as long as I will live, I will remember what they did to us, the Hitler and his people." CEIJA STOJKA

Cast  

Ceija Stojka and many more

Director  

Karin Berger
Screenplay  

Karin Berger
Camera  

Joerg Burger, Karin Berger
Producers  

Johannes Rosenberger
Editing  

Thomas Schneider
Staff  

MUSIC: Ceija Stojka, Hoida Stojka

EDITORIAL OFICE: Franz Grabner/ORF

Production  

Navigator Film
Country of Production  

Austria

DVD Edition # 172