Tsakalos Blues, 65:18 min, 2014
a film by Yara Haskiel Spaett
“We have never talked about this topic. It always remained a taboo. What has happened in the concentration camps never really interested me. That was none of my problems.“ Gabriel Haskiel
Tsakalos Blues is a film about my jewish-greek german family history. It is told from my perspective of a 3rd generation being born and raised in Germany after the Shoah. In conversations with my father Gabriel I am trying to understand what it meant to grow up in post-war Germany as a stateless person. How is this unarticulated experience subjectified and mediated beween our generations?
The film develops along years of conversations between my father Gabriel and myself. Together we revisited places closely linked to our familiy history: Munich, Salonica, Haifa and Eilat. Tsakalos Blues tries to render visible the different experiences and modalities of speech that are reflected in our hybrid and contradicting identity constructions and that remain invisible and insignificant within the hegemonial discourses on history.
Cast: Gabriel Haskiel, Harald Haskiel, Solomon Parente, Markos Parente and more.
Haskiel Productions 2014