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Brexitannia Screening

  • Circle of friends Willy-Brandt-Haus 28 Stresemannstraße Berlin, Berlin, 10963 Germany (map)

As part of the opening of the exhibition on March 29, we will be showing the documentary
BREXITANNIA (2017, 80 min. In English) at 9.30 pm
Director Timothy George Kelly is present.

BREXITANNIA presents a complex panorama of fifty Leavers and Remainers from across the UK as part of the most significant events in modern British history. Timothy George Kelly's meticulous black and white version and sensitive portrayals of ordinary Britons renewing the art of the documentary interview give a revealing and sometimes uncomfortable portrait of Britain today. The film ends with a sobering analysis by theorists such as Noam Chomsky, Saskia Sassen and Nick Srnicek. The film has participated in over 35 international film festivals.

Timothy George Kelly: "We have tried to orientate ourselves on the statistical demographics of the country in order to create the most truthful portrait of the nation. It is easy to argue that documenting a national identity in its complexity is impossible, and perhaps I agree, but the only thing we could successfully grasp was that sense of the moment and its intensity, beauty and humor. In the six months following the referendum, I interviewed 106 people across the UK. 50 of them came in the final selection. I regard the film as a study of modern man rather than politics. "


In the wake of the most momentous event in modern British history, Brexitannia presents a complex panorama of fifty Leavers and Remainers from across the UK. Renewing the art of documentary interview, Timothy George Kelly's meticulous black-and-white framing and sensitive portrayals of ordinary Britons gives an insightful and at times uncomfortable portrait of Britain today. The film ends with a sobering analysis from theorists including Noam Chomsky, Saskia Sassen and Nick Srnicek. The movie has played over 35 international film festivals.

Director Timothy George Kelly said, "We tried to follow the actual statistical demographics of the country. It's just a matter of knowing what it's all about. It's shocking, beautiful and humorous. Over the six months that followed the referendum I interviewed 106 people all over the UK. 50 ended up in the final cut. I consider the film more of a study of modern humans than of politics."