World premiere: 01.11.2016

The Picture of the Day

When the mayor of Tröglitz had spoken up for refugees, their home was set on fire a little while later and he had to resig. Camera crews flocked to the small community in Saxony-Anhalt. When the media left, Jo-Anne Velin arrived – and stayed. She spent eleven months between the attack and the regional elections (a resounding success for the right-wing populists) with the residents of the place. She shared their life, went to football matches and antenatal exercise classes, drank coffee with the little old ladies, watched the bakers at work, observed children, explored vanished and existing industries, hiked through the forests, watched and listened closely.

Crew, Cast & Production

Director

Jo-Anne Velin

Script

Jo-Anne Velin

Camera

Jo-Anne Velin, Thomas Beetz

Production

42film, Velinraconte Film

Funding

Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM)

Film information

Genre

Documentary

Languages

German

Countries

Germany

Year

2018

Length

91 min.

Cinema Release

07.09.2017 (D)