Wilde Minze (Wild Mint)
On December 23, 1944 eight death sentences passed by the Volksgerichtshof are executed in Graz. Amongst the murdered is Maria Pekoller, a communist from Villach. Her then 16-year-old daughter Helga can escape prosecution and survives. Wilde Minze (Wild Mint) is a 2009 portrait of the then teenager and shows in gentle images, how she found a language to talk about the gruesome images and learned to love life. The film reconstructs the moving and very intimate memories of Helga Peskoller (today: Emberger): her pain, in spite of the Nazis, for the sake of her mother.
The screening (85 min) is followed by a discussion with the directors Jenny Gand and Lisa Rettl