When filmmakers Gil and Kat became friends while at college in New York City, it was clear that their families’ histories was strikingly different. Gil comes from Israel and Kat from Austria. Gil’s grandfather is a Holocaust survivor, while Kat’s was a Nazi officer. With the increase of young Israelis moving to Germany and Austria, Gil and Kat decide to explore this trend through their distinct but related perspectives.
What is the appeal of these countries to young Israelis? How do survivors feel when their grandchildren return to the countries they fled? And could their return to the sites of their families’ pain create reconciliation between generations? “Back to the Fatherland” follows three families as they explore this complicated transition and, ultimately, shine light on the filmmakers’ own complex identities.
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