By Milo Rau / INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL MURDER
Sascha Ö. Soydan
and direction Milo Rau
La Bâtie –Festival de Genève
On April 17, 2012, the terrorist Anders B. Breivik addresses the Oslo district court. The killer of 77 people explains his crimes, professes his affinity with Al Qaida, the Swiss minaret ban, and the National Socialist Underground in Germany. He outlines his theory of Europe’s demise in the face of immigration and multi-culturalism. His statements are banned from television and withheld from the public. Sascha Ö. Soydan speaks in the role of Anders B. Breivik.
“When you see and hear the presentation of a document like this in its entirety, before a staged public, you are suddenly amazed at its complexity, its fullness of meaning, its foreignness. Because what the public has to contend with in Breivik’s Explanation is the constrictive, stringent illogicality of its argumentation – a right-wing nationalist common sense which is, of course, an open secret, one that is voiced again and again.” (Milo Rau)
Immediately after the performance, director Milo Rau
, publisher and independent social and political activist Lokman Slim
and lawyer engaged for social and human rights Nizar Saghieh
will discuss Breivik’s Statement.