The Silenced Walls

The Silenced Walls

Director: Sabrina Van Tassel

Screening time: 08.04.2017. 18:15

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 88 min

Awards: Festivals and awards: Official Selection FIGRA; Official Selection Montreal World Film Festival


At first glance, “La Muette” is a normal low-cost housing project like thousands of others in the Paris area. However, these walls obscure the concentration camp of Drancy where almost 80,000 Jews were held until most of them were sent to Auschwitz. After the war it was turned into a housing development with some of the lowest rents in the Paris suburbs. The current residents often cross the path of former internees during commemorations. They are constantly reminded of the past of the site. As if tragedy was attached to these walls.

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