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Thought-provoking doc on terrorism finds chilling resonance

Thought-provoking doc on terrorism finds chilling resonance
By Euronews

<p>This week in Cinema Box we are bringing you a film of a different kind: ‘A German Youth’ (‘Une Jeunesse Allemande’) by French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot is a documentary based entirely on archive footage that chronicles the rise and fall of the Red Army Faction in post-war Germany.</p> <p>It’s the first feature-length documentary by Périot, who has won multiple prizes for his short films. Entirely devoid of commentary, its superb editing guides viewers without ever telling them what to think. </p> <p><img src="http://www.euronews.com/media/download/articlepix/german-youth-cb35-bb-231015.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Utilising only TV and audio footage from the time, the filmmaker offers a historical account of the group’s journey to radicalisation from anti-establishment students to far-left terrorists. </p> <p>Without condemning or romanticising their actions, the film examines the political and social atmosphere at the time, raising questions about the nature of democracy, which find a chilling resonance today.</p> <p>A demanding film that requires you bring your brain along to the screening, ‘A German Youth’ is also highly rewarding. We hope you enjoy it, see you soon.</p>