The Waldheim Waltz

Fast Forward 2018 / Projections:
11/12/2018 / 18h45 / CIC ‘Budo Tomović’ – Dodest Scene / Podgorica

Valdhajmov valcerRuth Beckermann, Austria, 2018, 93’

Director: Ruth Beckermann
Screenplay: Ruth Beckermann
Editor: Dieter Pichler
Starring: Kurth Waldheim, Ruth Beckermann
Producer: Ruth Beckermann


Film about truth and lies or ‘alternative facts’. ‘Waldheim no, Waldheim no’ shouts a crowd in the center of Vienna in 1986. Ruth Beckermann was one of the activists trying to prevent the election of Kurt Waldheim and documented the political events with her camera. More than 30 years later she goes back into her own archive and additionally uses international TV-material to analyse this turning point in Austrian political culture.

About the author

Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna, where she spent childhood. After studying journalism and art history in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, in 1977, she completed her doctoral studies at the University of Vienna. Since then, as a journalist, she has collaborated with several Austrian and Swiss magazines. Since 1985, she has been working as a writer and film maker.

Festivals and awards

Berlin International Film Festival (Njemačka/Germany) – Glasshütte Original Documentary Award
International Documentary Film Festival BelDocs 2018 (Serbia)