Black Milk of Daybreak

In this video Black Milk of Daybreak I am contrasting voices of right wing extremists who are meeting weekly on the streets of Dresden, demonstrating against the politics of the German government and against accepting refugees from Syria - to scenes that represent Germany's Nazi past. My intention was to remind the viewer of the past, to explain the propaganda of the Nazis and to compare this propaganda to the propaganda of hate of today. Since the newly arisen right wing extremism in Germany is directed against Muslims this time, especially against refugees from Syria, I wanted to give agency and a voice to a refugee from Syria. The video includes parts of an interview I had recorded in Berlin in 2016 with Farid Abd Albaki, a sculptor and ceramic artist from the city of Homs. In the video, I projected sounds representing the past onto recent media imagery of today: my voice reading a poem by Holocaust survivor and writer, Primo Levi, (1919-1987) onto images of burning refugee homes in Germany today. With this video, I wanted to juxtapose the consequence of this aggression to current propaganda of hate against people who need our help and support. I want to suggest how things can escalate if the people of a country do not stand up and protect each other. By using my own voice in the video, I am asking what my role is in this today and what I would have done if I had lived under the Nazi regime 70 years ago.

Running Time
15 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Reality-TV, History, War, Documentary
Ira Hoffecker-Sattler
Canada, Syria, Germany
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about reality-tv «Black Milk of Daybreak» (14)

Juan Long avatar
Juan Long

Great cast, acting and directing. Loved it, very entertaining.

Peter avatar

It's a blast! Magnificent! I generally adored this movie! It is awesome.

Larry Guzman avatar
Larry Guzman

The casting was done perfectly. I don't think I've ever watched a movie as visually stunning as this one.

Kenneth B. avatar
Kenneth B.

One of the better movies I've seen lately.

Scott L. avatar
Scott L.

This movie is a gem screenplay, direction, music, acting in every department it scores 10 on 10.

Jacqueline G. avatar
Jacqueline G.

If you love movies with a touch of suspense, this film is the one to see.

Christine avatar

This film really is everything the critics have been saying. Stupendous, visually spellbinding, brilliantly acted and very funny.

Randy H. avatar
Randy H.

Another enjoyable History movie that didn't get it's just credit in theaters. I like it very much.

Joan Gilbert avatar
Joan Gilbert

I have to admit this blew me away, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it but this was a really funny enjoyable piece of entertainment. Superb tongue in cheek Reality-TV

Christine avatar

That's amazing to me. Watch this movie. This is worth your time.

Ryan avatar

I couldn't see anything else until it was over, it was that kind of a movie. Great job to the actors & to the one who wrote that script!