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Der Film
Kreis der Wahrheit

THE FILM

VERITY CIRCLE

KREIS DER WAHRHEIT

The life story of the sisters Helga and Elisabeth. A time travel from hell to light.

The memoirs of  Dr. Helga Feldner-Busztin and Elisabeth Scheiderbauer describe a comprehensive picture of the murderous reign of terror of the National Socialists as from 1938 on.  In the age of  fourteen and nine years the  Viennese sisters and their mother were deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto. The father ended up at Auschwitz concentration camp. International artists select moments from the years of suffering to be rewritten as contemporary art. In addition, 2D animations bring historical moments effectively into the present. 

 

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Die Künstler
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THE ARTISTS

Renowned artists are at the service of the cause. Art overcomes barriers, reaches old and young and always finds its way into people's souls. 

KONSTANTIN WECKER

is someone constantly admonishing against forgetting. His music and lyrics are both

a message and a request to defend all such beginnings.

IRIS BERBEN

is one of the most famous actresses and the Grand Dame of the German-speaking cinema and TV world. Her appearance in the film is a key moment in the overall dramaturgy.

INA REGEN 

wrote a touching song for the film titled  "Elisabeth tanzt"  telling of the joy of the child that slips away from the hand of death, dressed in a SS uniform. 

THOMAS JASTRAM

The German sculptor and painter has been an ally from the very beginning.  He drew a pieta as a symbol of the pain of losing loved ones through murder and barbarism.

ROB PEREZ

The American street artist chose  graffiti art to create an impressive work  on the subject of deportation to extermination.

MATTHIAS LINER & VALENTINA INZKO FINK

The exceptional actors of the German theatre interpret "The Song of Theresienstadt".

JULIA MALISCHNIG

The guitar virtuoso and composer contributes a work full of emotional depth and soulful power to the cinematic narrative.

CAT JIMENEZ

The choreographer and dancer interprets KREIS DER WAHRHEIT - Verity Circle

Die Unterstützer
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THE SUPPORTERS

HANS GEORG FELDMEIER

SIMONE FELDMEIER

BM Art Culture, Circle of Truth
ÖFI
Future Fund for Circle of Truth
Linz AG
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State of Upper Austria for Circle of Truth
Wiener Städtische Insurance
Landmd NÖ for Circle of Truth
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OEBB
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City of Linz
Reichl and partners

Journalistic monitoring

THE TIME
Kreis der Wahrheit
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"Almost 80 years after the fall of the Nazi regime, there are only a few Shoah survivors left who can share their experiences firsthand. The film project 'VERITY CIRCLE'* captures the stories of contemporary witnesses and is an important reminder for all of us to resolutely oppose all forms of exclusion, discrimination, and racism."

- Doris Wendler, Board Member Wiener Städtische Versicherung

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*working title of the movie was: "Of dragons and fawns"

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„What happened in this dark period of Austrian history should never be forgotten. This touching documentary is a contribution against forgetting and at the same time a wake-up call for all of us. It reminds us to look and stand up for inclusion and equality, for humanity.“

 -  DI  Erich Haider, MBA, General Director LINZ AG

Image: © Robert Maybach

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