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Film Screening and Talk with the Film Director Ute Badura

"For me, it is better to live in a
place whose history I know," says a young Pole in the prologue of this
film. He lives in Kopaniec, formerly Seifershau - a village in Lower
Silesia. Between the past and the present lay the expulsion of the
Germans and the resettlement of the Poles, often themselves expellees
from what is now Ukraine. The village is the centre of the film and the
link between the former and present inhabitants.

Filmplakat Schlesiens Wilder Westen
Filmplakat Schlesiens Wilder Westen © Ute Badura

The younger Poles grew up with the former German inhabitants. The life stories of the older Poles and Germans tell of war and expulsion, but also of the time when they lived together in the village, directly after the war. "The Wild West" was the name given to the region in Poland at that time. "Silesia's Wild West" asks what home is: a place, a person, a feeling, a memory?

  • Germany, 98 min.
  • OF German/Polish with German subtitles

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