Hans Haldimann / Switzerland / 2012 / 92 min / OmeU

Weiterleben is a film about four people who have fought for more freedom and justice in their home countries and all paid a high price for it.

The four protagonists now all live in Switzerland; a Tibetan woman and a Congolese woman; a Chilean man and a Kurdish man from Turkey. They have all demonstrated against oppression in their homelands, written wall newspapers or been involved with progressive parties- all things which are a part of everyday political life in Central Europe. Hans Haldimann’s film tries above all to understand how his protagonists can continue with their lives after having experienced the worst that humans can be exposed to. The answer is astonishing: even after the terrible things that they have experienced, not one of them has lost the belief in a better world.

A trailer of the film can be viewed here:

The film will be followed by a Q and A session with Sonja Brauner (Psychotherapist at Hemayat), Hans Haldimann (Director) and Manfred Nowak (Director of the BIM). The discussion will be moderated by Anna Müller-Funk (BIM).


Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien