The Waldheim Waltz - Trailer
Ruth Beckermann: Keep the Camera Rolling • 1m 29s
Dir. Ruth Beckermann - 93min - 2018 - Austria
When I looked at the material I shot 30 years ago, I was shocked. Had I really forgotten how easily emotions can be stirred up against others and used by populist politicians? In THE WALDHEIM WALTZ I attempt to analyse what was going on back then, things which seem all too familiar in our present day of Trump, Kurz & Strache and other masters of alternative facts and populism. (director's statement)
Lies. Truth. Alternative Facts. The film analyses the uncovering of former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past by the World Jewish Congress. Created from archive material THE WALDHEIM WALTZ shows the successful use of anti-Semitism and populist propaganda.
Up Next in Ruth Beckermann: Keep the Camera Rolling
The Waldheim Waltz
A film about truth and lies or “alternative facts”. About individual and collective consciousness.
“Waldheim no, Waldheim no” shouts a crowd in the centre of Vienna in 1986. Ruth Beckermann was one of the activists trying to prevent the election of Kurt Waldheim and documented the political eve...