To Germany, With Love is the multi-layered story of an American woman who wants to meet and make peace with the anti-imperialist German terrorists who killed her brother. A crime story, a psychological drama, an essay in moral philosophy, and, in the end, a completely unconventional film, the documentary is told from the point of view of the protagonist's good friend, who is also the film's director. As the filmmaker peels the onion with patience and compassion, memories are retold, intentions are uncovered, and everything changes meaning.


THE FILMMAKER:

Desireena Almoradie (Producer/Director/Writer)  is a queer immigrant filmmaker born in Manila and living in NYC since the age of 11. In her works, she explores collective history and the representation of marginalized communities, especially as it pertains to LGBT and people of color. A graduate of NYU’s film program and its Interactive Telecommunications Program, she was nominated for an Emmy in 2002 and won a GLAAD Media Award in 2009 for her work with the seminal LGBT television program In the Life on PBS. Her films and interactive video installations have shown at MIX NYC, Queens Museum of Art, and the British Film Institute, among other venues. Most recently she received an NYSCA Individual Artist Grant for the feature documentary “To Germany, With Love", which is currently in post-production.