HIMMLER PROJECT / SINGLE SCREENING IN MADRID / NOV 29, 2019 / 26TH PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO – FESTIVAL OF SOUND ART AND ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC
During the 26th edition of PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO – FESTIVAL DE ARTES SONORAS Y MÚSICAS ELECTROACÚSTICAS: MADRID in November 2019 a single screening of Romuald Karmakar’s film DAS HIMMLER-PROJEKT (HIMMLER PROJECT, Germany 200, 182) is scheduled on November 29 at Cine Estudio of Círculo de Bellas Artes.
The film, a verbatim reconstruction of Heinrich Himmler’s secret speech to 92 generals of the SS in Poznan, Poland in October 1943, had it’s world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (2000) and was selected in 2008 by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, to a list of "250 important works of art that have been acquired by the Museum since 1980."
Fifty-five years after the Second World War, the actor Manfred Zapatka reads the infamous speech by Heinrich Himmler that was originally given on 4 October 1943 in front of 92 SS generals at the castle Posen. Romuald Karmakar’s film explores with exacting precision the mechanics of violence at the heart of the twentieth century. The film proposes a radical treatment of history, the ethics of re-enactment and use of archival material. Das Himmler-Projekt 2000 is key work in Romuald Karmakar’s uncompromising body of work and his unflinching investigation of the perpetrators of violence and German history. – Tate Modern, 2015