Thursday Movie Night
Starts: Thursday, 27 April, 2017 04:00pm
Ends: Thursday, 27 April, 2017 07:30pm
Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark
Director: Burhan Qurbani, 128 min., 2013/2014
Rostock-Lichtenhagen, August 1992: unemployed youths struggle with their boredom and frustrations in a prefabricated housing development. At night, they run riot, fighting with the police and foreigners. The confrontations become so threatening that the authorities decide to evacuate the Romanian Roma from a refugee centre. As potential victims, the Vietnamese remain in the so-called “Sonnenblumenhaus” (sunflower house). The riots escalate, but the police retreat, and a night of violence ensues – before the eyes of a gaping and applauding crowd. The young filmmaker Burhan Qurbani reconstructs the notorious night that became a national disgrace in WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG.