Game of Fate

We invite you to the screening of the ‘Game of Fate’ film by Eva Hübsch on Friday, October 22, at 6 p.m., after which a round table will be held.

Ria Schneider and Elisabetha Luna Müller, the protagonists of the film, Agneš Ozer, PhD, historian and expert advisor at the Museum of the City of Novi Sad, and Zoran Janjetović, PhD, historian and associate of the Institute for Recent History of Serbia in Belgrade will discuss about the film.

In the documentary ‘Game of Fate’, in one apartment in the centre of Novi Sad, the life stories of two families are intertwined: former and current residents of the city. Despite the geographical and temporal distance, childhood memories and Swabian origins inseparably link them. Some left the city after the Second World War and returned to their homeland or were scattered all over the world, others stayed because of their ethnicity, surviving difficult times.

‘Game of Fate’ through three generations raises the question of whether the ethnic community of the Danube Swabians, who 350 years ago went to unknown lands to find a new homeland, and a better life, still has a future, or is doomed to assimilation and disappearance, and whether the ethnic community that came to this area to build and improve it, has disappeared forever.