Er/Ich

Karin Bachmann – Er/Ich

Erich is my enemy, because his political policies are against foreigners. He’s a strange to me, so am I xenophobic like him?

Diploma project (2012) by Karin Bachmann

Professors
Lionel Baier, Andreas Horvath, Jean Perret

Documentary / 40mn

Synopsis

Erich Hess is my enemy because of his political policies against foreigners. Erich Hess is a stranger to me… So am I xenophobic like him? An absurd idea. But in the field of political ideologies many things seem absurd to me, when I examine them. So I head out, camera in hand, into enemy territory, in the world of the Young UDC. 

Comment

Erich Hess, the president of the young Swiss "UDC", is a hard right politician, and he is my enemy. He tries to expel all foreigners from Switzerland, I am committed to the undocumented. He wants to close my autonomous cultural center, I want to ban his party. He thinks I'm a terrorist, and indeed, I would love to terrorize him. He is a stranger to me, so... am I xenophobic, like him? This is an absurd idea. But in the field of political ideologies many things seem absurd to me. So I took my camera and went to meet him.

Festivals & Awards

2013

2012