Zimmerwald
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.
 

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Directed by Valeria Stucki
Written by Valeria Stucki
Production Lomotion AG
Producer Louis Mataré, David Fonjallaz
Cinematography Pierre Reischer
Editing Antonio Trullén
Location Sound Mix Nadja Gubser