Film A German Youth (Une Jeunesse Allemande)

A German Youth (Une Jeunesse Allemande) © wfilm A German Youth (Une Jeunesse Allemande) © wfilm

Wed, 07/11/2018

Goethe-Institut Washington

1990 K St. NW (Entrance on 20th St., lower level)
Washington, DC 20006

Director and writer: Jean-Gabriel Périot
France/Switzerland/Germany 2015, 93 min., Documentary

An introduction to the film will be provided by Sarah Diligenti, Executive Director of the Alliance Française and partner on the exhibition 1968: A Time of Uproar in the Europe and the US at the Goethe-Institut.

In the 1960s, the conflict between the state and the Red Army Faction (RAF) caused major turmoil in Germany. It not only led to an increase of violence in the population, but also to a war in media coverage. In his first feature-length film, the French director Jean-Gabriel Périot shows the different perspectives of the film scene of the era by placing archival material in a cinematic montage alongside clips from movies and documentaries. In doing so, he provides a sharp commentary on violence and history.

Jean-Gabriel Périot, born in 1974 in Bellac, France, studied visual communication and completed a one-year internship at Centre Pompidou. He works as a video artist, cameraman, film editor, and director. He developed his personal style while editing archival material. Most of his works are a mixture of documentary, animation, and experimental film, and tell a story of human violence and remembrance. His short films are shown at film festivals worldwide and regularly receive awards.


This event is part of the event series 1968: A Time of Uproar in Europe and the US.