President of the European Film Academy Wim Wenders at the 30th European Film Awards
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the European Film Awards, Wim Wenders, president of the European Film Academy since 1996, delivered a fiery speech in defence of Europe.
Reflecting on the establishment of the European Film Academy at the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago, Wenders calls onto young film makers to use their art and create a new, forward looking imaginary for the European community:
„We have a common responsibility in Europe, for Europe,
a responsibility beyond our national borders.
And I think that we, the film community, the film family,
are in a perfect position to make the difference!
With our stories, our imagination, our sounds and images
we carry a greater responsibility than ever!“ – Wim Wenders
Photo: EFA/API/Daniel Hinz