Tuesday 19.6 at 5pm at Arkadia: Screening of Marina Willer’s documentary ‘Red Trees (2017)

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited by Jonathan Clabburn to the screening of Marina Willer’s documentary ‘Red Trees (2017) on Tuesday 19.6 at 5pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11).

As one of the key cinematographers on the project, Jonathan shot the film over several periods of 2016-17 in the UK, Czech Republic and Brazil. He will be present at the screening.

As the world struggles with the current refugee crisis, RED TREES is a timely look at a family besieged by war who finds peace across an ocean.


Warm regards,

Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc.!

Synopsis of Red Trees:
In a poetic and impressionistic visual essay, Marina Willer traces her father’s family journey as one of only twelve Jewish families to survive the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II. The film travels from war-torn Eastern Europe to the colour and light of South America and is told through the voice of Willer’s father Alfred, who witnessed bureaucratic nightmares, transportations and suicides but survived to build a post-war life as an architect in Brazil. 

This project began as a modest kickstarter-funded short documentary, later expanding to feature length through full production funding by a US film company. The film has been screened in cinemas across the US, Europe and on Netflix globally.