This is a trailer for the film Exile.
The philosopher Walter Benjamin and his friend the playwright Bertolt Brecht spent time together in exile from Nazi Germany in the 1930’s. In this film they are still in exile, only now in New York City 2017. In the intervening years they have changed because in our contemporary world, refugees and victims of racism look different. Brecht is Iranian. Benjamin is African American. With actors, archival footage and documentary scenes this essay film makes connections between fascism in the 1930s and what is going on in America today.