Posts Tagged ‘DEFA Film’

Helmholtzplatz now

EINMAL IN DER WOCHE SCHREINDokumentarfilm – DDR, 1982, Farbe, 17 min. “TO SCREAM ONCE A WEEK” a 1982 GDR short documentary shows teenage life around Helmholtzplatz and tells the story of a self orgnazied youth club.

DIRECTOR Günter Jordan
PRODUCED BY DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
SCREENPLAY Günter Jordan
CAMERA Michael Lösche
MUSIC Gruppe Pankow

The film was forbidden in 1982 because the way it showed self-confidence and self-determination of GDR kids didn’t follow the rules. In October 1989 it was finally released.

The film was chosen by The Museum of Modern Art New York 2005: DEFA-Retrospektive “Rebels with a cause”

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This is for Jochen Nestler. For more information see post Denk bloß nicht ich heule – in memoriam Jochen Nestler.

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