Deep inside, we are all xenophobic, sorting people into "us" and into "them".
The Testimony (SE), by Susanne Gräslund and Anders Hultman, is a story about what happens when the thin polish of civilization bursts. It is a feel bad scenario about the course of events in a small village in eastern Poland, during the first years of WWII. In a war struck countryside, the Catholics turned against their neighbors, an almost equally large Jewish population, burned them alive or killed them in other bestial ways.
Because almost everyone who survived were either directly involved in the killings, or benefited from them, the truth was denied for a very long time, and was not unveiled until recently.
With the help of storytelling techniques we will revisit the events that took place in Jedwabne.
You will be playing a witness and a perpetrator, trying to remember your part in the murders that happened so many years ago. You will be reliving your memories from the massacre, as the story of what happened in the little village unfolds, with the help of fragments from different testimonies.
There will be brutality, horrors and death. In the end you will have to make a final choice.