Director Kai Wessel’s first feature film addresses one of the greatest taboos of German history—the Nazis’ euthanasia program. Based on Robert Domes’ 2008 historical novel, Fog in August concerns the fate of 13-year-old Ernst Lossa, who is committed to a mental hospital in 1942 because of his Roma origins (and not due to actual illness).
He soon discovers the truth behind the hospital’s façade and sets about sabotaging its euthanasia program with the help of other patients, at great personal risk.
This event is part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival.
Co-presented by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum German Historical Institute Voice of Roma Austrian Cultural Forum Goethe-Institut Washington the Foundation for Jewish Studies.
Thursday, May 18, 8:30 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Thursday, May 25, 7:00 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.