Forensic Editing
The Truth Lies In Rostock
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The Truth Lies In Rostock
STORY
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Released 1993

August 1992 Lichtenhagen estate, Rostock, former East Germany.

Police withdraw as fascists petrol bomb a refugee centre and the home of Vietnamese guest workers while 3000 spectators stood by and clapped. Using material filmed from inside the attacked houses and interviews with anti-fascists, the Vietnamese guest workers, police, bureaucrats, neo-nazis and residents, a story of political collusion and fear unfolds.

Using material filmed from inside the attacked houses and interviews with anti-fascists, the Vietnamese guest workers, police, bureaucrats, neo-nazis and residents, a story of political collusion and fear unfolds.

 

Astounding in the way it lifts the lid on German authorities collusion in the events… it is both an historical record and a revelation of the cynicism that politicians call pragmatism.

Time Out, 
21-28 July 1993

 

A painstaking documentary… raising a number of questions that may never be answered.

The Guardian, 
23 July 1993

 

An impressive documentary whose implicit message is that right wing extremism is not just a matter of young Skinheads throwing Molotov cocktails but raises deeper questions about the attitude of government and police.

The Times, 
22 July 1993

CAST & CREW
  • Producer
    Mark Saunders/ Siobhan Cleary/
  • Edited by
    Spectacle/ Jako/
  • Directed by
    Mark Saunders/ Siobhan Cleary/
  • Production Company
    Spectacle/
  • Funded by
    Channel 4/
  • Distributed by
    Spectacle/
  • Camera Operator
    Spectacle/ Jako/
  • Music
    John Lancaster/