Filmscreening, followed by a discussion with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, moderated by Susan Neiman
“I’m a Jew. What does that mean?” Daniel Cohn-Bendit asks himself in this film full of encounters. He sets off for Israel and begins a personal search for his own Jewishness. The people and places that he encounters on his journey could hardly be more different, yet the discussion always revolves around the central question of this film: What is “Jewish identity”? On his journey, he is repeatedly forced to reexamine his relationship to his own Jewishness. Cohn-Bendit talks with liberal and ultra-pious Jews, with a settler in the West Bank, a Palestinian in East Jerusalem and even with an ex-intelligence chief who is critical of the occupation and who admits that if he were a Palestinian, he would take up arms.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit is considered an icon of the 1968 revolts. He founded the city magazine Pflasterstrand and was head of the department for multicultural affairs in Frankfurt am Main. From 1994 to 2014, he was a member of the German and French Greens in the European Parliament. Cohn-Bendit hosted radio and television programs such as the Literaturclub in Switzerland. Today he is a publicist and most recently released the documentary film Wir sind alle deutsche Juden (2021).