Jean-Gabriel Périot – Director – A German Youth
FRED’s Nicolò Comotti interviews Jean-Gabriel Pèriot, who presented his film A German Youth (Une Jeunesse Allemande) in the Panorama Dokumente section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
Jean-Gabriel Pèriot talks about the titanic nature of the documentary – which is a meticulous study of the inception of the RAF and the main figures of the Baader-Meinhof group, dissecting thousand of hours of archival footage from TV and cinema. He talks about what drew him to the documentary and discusses whether there are links that connect the story he tells in his documentary with the modern world. He also talks about his views on many views such as terrorism, the cult of terrorism, violence and racism.
Plot: “A German Youth” talks about Germany’s first generation after the end of the Second World War as it grows up, and approaches its twenties. With it, the radicalisation of its politics will grow. German students, Intellectuals, lawyers and journalist will unite, but some will seek more than just protesting.