In the southernmost part of Austria things were different before 1910: around 90% of all residents spoke Slovenian; today only single digits. This decline is the result of a century-long discrimination, fed by dogged to radical nationalism and despicable ignorance in German-speaking society and politics.
In an essayistic documentary, personal conversations with family members reveal a picture of persecution, deportation, violent attacks, insidious hostility and bureaucratic hurdles. For many Carinthian Slovenians, these traumatizing experiences increasingly made Slovenian a burden outside the home.
A mother tongue is many things at the same time: identity, memory, collective as well as individual history.
What happens when your mother tongue is taken away from you in everyday life?