Screenings & Film talks: Systemsprenger (Nora Fingscheidt, 2019)

Was anderes machen (The Home and the Movie)

System Crasher: Revolt of the children

Nine-year-old Benni is loud, wild and unpredictable. She pushes the welfare state’s support system to the limit. “How is a child whose only continuity is change to find stability anywhere?” asks director Nora Fingscheidt. “Benni’s behaviour may be shocking but the audience is supposed to love her and fear for her.” Actress Helena Zengel manages to do just that with such force in the film System Crasher that the question is whether a child blows up the system or vice versa. In the podcast of the same name, co-host Timo Grampes, a journalist specialising in schools and inclusion, responds: “A child is never a system crasher” (Menno Baumann, Episode 1). We invite Prof. David Zimmermann, special educator focusing on trauma in childhood and adolescence, to discuss this important topic and how society deals with it. An event aimed at social workers, film and media professionals, parents, teachers and all those interested.

System Crasher | Nora Fingscheidt |120 min | 2019 | OV with English subtitles

Guests: Nora Fingscheidt, Timo Grampes & David Zimmermann
Moderation: Bettina Ellerkamp & Merle Kröger
Film screening with discussion in German language

Sunday, November 19
4 pm
TV Studio Betonhalle 
Registration here