On November 19 at 6 PM, Warleberger Hof Museum will show the debut film by Kay Ilfrich and me: I Will Never Forget as part of the 40th anniversary of Frauennotruf Kiel e.V. (Women’s aid centre).
In this 1986 film, filmmaker and Co-Founder of the Frauenennotruf in Kiel, Quinka Stoehr documents a court case at the Kiel Regional Court on the subject of sexual violence at the workplace. The then still purely voluntary work at the Notruf help center involved in counselling for girls and women who had been raped. This spectacular case of injustice at the Kiel Regional Court led to demonstrations, increased media activity and a direct confrontation with court proceedings.
This led to the first scientific studies on the analysis of rape trials and - years later - the witness support program, which has since become a legal right throughout Germany. At the time - three decades before #MeToo - the film made waves throughout Germany, was shown and broadcast hundreds of times. It achieved a great impact in uncovering the issue of sexual abuse in the workplace. Today, at least in Schleswig-Holstein, it no longer seems conceivable that such heinous crimes will end in acquittal as they did back then.
Filmmaker Quinka Stoehr and Mrs. Ursula Schele, Federal Chairwoman of the bff (German Association of Women's Counseling Centers and Women's Emergency Calls) will be present in person for a post-film discussion.
Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019 6 PM, free admission, City Museum Warleberger Hof Kiel; Film: "I Will Never Forget", 100 min., Germany 1986