by Valeria Stucki
1915, a peace conference camouflaged as a bird watchers’ convention, brought Lenin, Trotsky and other European socialists to Zimmerwald, a Bernese village isolated from the war. Here Lenin first introduced his idea for a world revolution, at a conference often referred to as the founding mythos of the Soviet Union.
2019, I set off in search of traces of this legendary story – one completely forgotten in Switzerland – to create a portrait of the village today, through the ages and memory.
|Directed by||Valeria Stucki|
|Written by||Valeria Stucki|
|Producer||Louis Mataré, David Fonjallaz|
|Location Sound Mix||Nadja Gubser|