How do you move past the worst thing to ever happen in your life?
In 1985, Kathleen lost her brother Eddie, an American soldier, at the hands of the Red Army Faction (RAF), a German leftist terrorist organization. Now, decades later, she decides to seek out the group responsible for his murder. “The Worst Thing” (German title: “To Germany, With Love”) follows Kathleen as she travels to Germany to make peace with aging former members of the RAF. A crime story and a psychological drama, the documentary unfolds through the eyes of filmmaker Desireena Almoradie, Kathleen’s childhood friend. As Kathleen searches for some form of connection with former terrorists, memories are retold, intentions are uncovered, and remorse and redemption manifest in unexpected ways.
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“This film moved me and helps stretch our imaginations into the necessary and still nascent territory of applying restorative principles to historical harm and all the complexities of political action.”
-Dominic Barter, Founder, Restorative Circles
“Desireena Almoradie’s ‘little big film’ brings broken figures so close to reality that we transform ourselves into them, becoming their sworn shadow. Almoradie succeeds brilliantly in her documentary film about her childhood friend Kathleen Pequeño, whose brother fell victim to an attack by the third generation of the Red Army Faction in 1985 as a young US soldier stationed in Germany.”
–Snowdance Independent Film Festival, Jury Prize for Best Documentary