Film Festival Cologne | DIE KINDER AUS KORNTAL
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DIE KINDER AUS KORNTAL

Director: Julia Charakter
Documentary featureD 202390‘OV
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This shocking documentary about the systemic abuse in the children’s home of a free church congregation in Southern Germany draws a picture of horror from interviews with survivors: Constant psychological and sexual violence, coupled with religious fundamentalism, threatened the children inside and outside the home. The suicide rate was shocking, but still no help ever came. Julia Charakter’s film serves as a beacon of remembrance, but also as a portrait of a community that still has cover-up and trivialisation deep in its Christian bones.

Director
Julia Charakter
Producers
Birgit Schulz
Commissioning Editor
Melvina Kotios, Arno Becker, Simone Theilmann
Cinematography
Jonas Eckert
Editing
Julia Charakter, Jonas Eckert
Music
Leonard Küßner
Sound
Volker Armbruster, Timo Letzgus, Marco Schnebel