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Der schwarze Kasten

Documentary Film
Germany
1992
95 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Wolfgang Pfeiffer Filmproduktion, Max Film, WDR
Tamara Trampe, Johann Feindt
Johann Feindt
Sybille Windt
Tamara Trampe, Joahnn Feindt
A straightforward dispute. It started in 1990 with a reading of the writer Jürgen Fuchs from memory records of his detention in a Stasi prison. A listener stood up and said: “I’m one of the people you describe. But nobody talks to us.” Tamara Trampe and Johann Feindt subjected themselves to the experience of letting him, the other, talk: conversations in front of the camera, shortly after reunification, with a lecturer in “Operative Psychology” at the university of the Ministry for State Security. He was interested in people, had wished for more “humane” methods of interrogation, he says. Beyond that not a word of regret.

Ralph Eue
Symposium 2019
Noch einmal Mario Pfeifer

The artist Mario Pfeifer and the Saxony town of Arnsdorf: in summer of 2016, residents tied up an asylum seeker with cable ties because they thought he was violent.

Noch einmal

Documentary Film
Germany
2018
38 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Mario Pfeifer (blackboardfilms)
Mario Pfeifer
Kamran Sadeghi
Stephan Burchardt
Mario Pfeifer, Alexander Koch
Jonas Dahl
Mario Pfeifer, Lilian von Keudell
Thomas Wallmann
The artist Mario Pfeifer, the Leipziger Volkszeitung stated after a screening of “Again” in the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, had preserved a humanistic optimism that still believed in the possibility of dialogue where others had long resigned themselves. An incident in the Saxony town of Arnsdorf is re-enacted in an elaborate mix of codes from truth-finding media formats (morning show re-enactment, court show etcetera): In the summer of 2016, residents tied up an asylum seeker with cable ties because they thought he was violent.

Ralph Eue

Stau – Jetzt geht’s los

Documentary Film
Germany
1992
82 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Frank Löprich, Katrin Schlösser
Thomas Heise
Sebastian Richter
Karin Geiß
Thomas Heise
Uve Haussig
A group of young people in Halle-Neustadt moving aimlessly between the concrete blocks once built as a socialist model housing estate. Familiar certainties dissolved along with the GDR. Even though there were hardly any foreigners in Saxony-Anhalt, a dull aversion to everything that hadn’t been part of daily life until then began to spread. The general dissolution, perceived as a threat, is countered by apparently clear world views. When Thomas Heise won the “Documentary Film Prize 1992” at the Duisburger Filmwoche, the laudation ended with the assumption that the film would probably provoke disagreement. It turned out to be true.

Ralph Eue