Back to the Fatherland
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    Back to the Fatherland

    Directed by

    Austria, Germany, Israel


    77 min

    • English
    • German
    • Hebrew


    Gil and Kat have been friends since their time at a college. Gil is from Israel, Kat from Austria; Gil is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Kat the granddaughter of a Nazi officer. Despite these fundamental differences they have been friends for over ten years. Through them we meet Dan and Guy who have decided to move to Austria and Germany respectively, decisions that have affected their relationships with their families, especially their grandparents. The film deals with the third generation of Holocaust survivors and their attempt to make their own way.



    Anneliese Rohrer
    Susan Korda
    Thomas Marschall
    George Eggenfellner
    Toe Zervas
    Kat Rohrer

    Kat Rohrer


    Kat Rohrer founded GreenKat Productions in 2002, while she was still studying at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Since then, Kat has directed and produced more than ten short films, music videos, documentaries, and a wide variety of commercials. Her short film THE SEARCH won Best Short at the 2005 LA Femme Film Festival. Her 2011 short film WANTLESS was selected for the 2011 Hamptons Film Festival. Kat has also worked as DP on various feature length documentaries including LARRY FLYNT: THE RIGHT TO BE LEFT ALONE for Midtown Films, which screened around the world and has been aired on IFC. Her last documentary, FATAL PROMISES, deals with human trafficking and has been shown across the United States and Europe in film festivals, anti-trafficking and fundraising events, as well as college campuses.

    Gil Levanon

    Gil Levanon


    Gil Levanon been writing, producing and directing award winning commercials, industrials, and short films for over fifteen years. After completing her BFA in directing and graduating with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she associate produced in The Rolling Stones Show for MTV and later associate produced promos for USA Network and NBC. She now lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, and continues to passionately create visual and scriptural solutions.