The speech / 2016
In March 2016, I stumbled upon a film reel in the basement of an apartment block from Schöneberg, in Berlin. The metal case that protected the reel was chewed on its side - most likely by a German Shepherd (I did a close analysis of the tooth marks).
After having captured digitally the image, I worked on the sound, which (remarkably) I was able to reproduce.
To my amazement, I discovered that the film contained lost footage of the former German dictator, Mr. Adolf Hitler. Also, it was most likely shot by Ms. Leni Riefenstahl.
I became very curious and I wanted to see what the man was trying to say. So, I translated the 13 minutes of film, receiving help from a well known German translator.
The reel presented a radically different Adolf Hitler, as he attempted to preach his minions lessons about Politically Correctness. When the film ended I was in shock. It all made sense. I was able to understand the root of this fantastic movement, something that I was unable to do until the moment of discovery (Spring 2016).
It is inspired by Ms. Henriette Reker's attitude (the Mayor of Köln) of considering the victims of the Köln New Year Eve 2016 attacks to potentially be the ones responsible for the event: “there’s always the possibility of keeping a certain distance of more than an arm’s length – that is to say to make sure yourself you don’t look to be too close to people who are not known to you, and to whom you don’t have a trusting relationship.” (HR, January 5th, 2016 -> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/mayor-of-cologne-says-women-should-have-code-of-conduct-to-prevent-future-assault-a6798186.html)
Her reaction mostly attempted to diffuse a Far-Right outburst over the city's immigrants, since the attackers were mainly thought to be Arabs and North Africans. This statement actually backfired on herself and unfortunately on the Muslim immigrants, since it managed to infuriate Köln's citizens and Germans in general. Pointing out towards the aggressed (which could have been of any race, nationality and sexual orientation) as possible inciters for the unlawful sexual behaviour (in general) was a crime. Ms. Reker also apparently forgot that she was herself a woman. This was a moment when Politically Correctness failed, when a more balanced attitude was required from a politician (a simple moment of silence would have been a good substitute).
The German Muslims were actually the first to radically condemn what happened and to give their apologies, distancing themselves from the aggressors.
a documentary imagined by Daniel Djamo
involuntarily produced by Leni Riefenstahl
distributed by Universum Film AG
duration: 13 minutes