One of Us

Root Event

5. Werkleitz Biennale 2002 Zugewinngemeinschaft
One of Us
US 1999

The child of a Holocaust survivor and a refugee, Korda arrives in Berlin as a Fullbright scholar shortly after the fall of the Wall and begins to
investigate the roots and repercussions of the psychic damage created by violence and trauma – both within the family and within an entire
society. Both are defined by the desire to forget and the compulsion to repeat, revisiting the affect of experience of the past. Ultimately, however, this work is most remarkable for its generosity, in that it marks out the arduous route towards reconciliation.

Susan Korda, (US), 1999, 48 Min., OmU.