BIFF 2020
International documentary
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Songs of Repression

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Undertrykkelsens sang
Danmark/ 2020/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk/tysk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner
WRITER:
Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner
PRODUCER:
Heidi Elise Christensen, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Visit the German village in Chile where torture, murder and child-abuse were the order of the day

For most of its existence, the German colony of Villa Baviera in Chile was an insular enclave where child-abuse, murder and torture were a part of everyday life. Over a period of 18 months, directors Marianne Hougen-Moraga and Estephan Wagner have interviewed the remaining 120 members of this cult-like community, letting them speak candidly about their experiences and outlook on life. Produced by Joshua Oppenheimer (THE ACT OF KILLING, BIFF 2013), SONGS OF REPRESSION is a wise and disturbing tale about trauma, social isolation and reconciliation.

Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner

Marianne Hougen-Moraga (Denmark), Estephan Wagner (Chile/Denmark) SONGS OF REPRESSION is Hougen-Moraga’s first feature documentary. Wagner's filmography: THOSE WHO JUMP (2016), SIDSTE DRØMME (2013)