The Truth Lies in Rostock
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August 1992. Lichtenhagen Estate, Rostock, in former East Germany. Police withdraw as fascists bomb a refugee centre and home of Vietnamese guest workers while 3,000 onlookers stand and cheer. 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.

1993
Germany, United Kingdom
78:00
Original language
English
German
Subtitles
French

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Credits

Direction
Siobhan Cleary
Mark Saunders
Online Editing
Gavin Hodge
Werner Woser
Thomas Kleinwächter
Music
John Lancaster
Brian Reeves
Production
Siobhan Cleary
Mark Saunders
Spectacle Production

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Color
Black and white
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Stereo

Documentation

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"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

"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

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Keywords
Germany, Riot, Immigration, Racism, Fascism, Neo-nazis