Film Archive

Retrospective 2013
A Letter to Dad Srđan Keča

The war made Srđan Keča discover facets of his father he didn’t know. After the latter’s death, he sets out to find traces of those hidden, suppressed traits.

A Letter to Dad

Documentary Film
Serbia
2012
48 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Srđan Keča
Srđan Keča
Alcyona Mick
Srđan Keča
Katherine Lee
Tudor Petre
The war made Srđan Keča discover facets of his father he didn’t know. After the latter’s death, he sets out to find traces of those hidden, suppressed traits.

Olaf Möller

Amílcar Cabral, the week of information, September 1972, Conakry

Documentary Film
(none)
1972
7 minutes

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José Bolama, Josefina Crato, Sana na N’Hada, Flora Gomes
Retrospective 2013
Berlin, 2. Juni 1967 Thomas Giefer, Hans-Rüdiger Minow

Footage of the protests against Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Shahansha’s visit to West Berlin, which ended in Karl-Heinz Kurras’s fatal shooting of Benno Ohnesorg. A pivotal work for...

Berlin, 2. Juni 1967

Documentary Film
Germany
1967
46 minutes

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Thomas Giefer, Hans-Rüdiger Minow
Skip Norman
Thomas Giefer, Hans-Rüdiger Minow
Footage of the protests against Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Shahansha’s visit to West Berlin, which ended in Karl-Heinz Kurras’s fatal shooting of Benno Ohnesorg. A pivotal work for the understanding of every potential for resistance that evolved in the Federal Republic after that date.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2013
Born Out of Death Monica Maurer

The West-German director Monica Maurer made a number of important films for the PLO. The Israeli airstrikes against Beirut on 17 July 1981 killed 350 people, including a pregnant woman whose baby could be rescued ...

Born Out of Death

Documentary Film
FRG
1981
9 minutes

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PLO
Monica Maurer
Mohamed Awad, Samir Nimer
Mauro Contini
Monica Maurer
The West-German director Monica Maurer made a number of important films for the PLO. The Israeli airstrikes against Beirut on 17 July 1981 killed 350 people, including a pregnant woman whose baby could be rescued from her torn-up womb. Maurer shows the people’s suffering and pain, their victimhood. She addresses the systemic causes of violence, referring back to the history of their country and formulating arguments for the necessity of a fight for liberation.

Irit Neidhardt
Retrospective 2013
Die Erklärung des ersten Kapitels Luce das doch eyn yeder lernte mit eynem halb aug sehen Andreas Goldstein

20 years ago this Easter, the Bischofferode potash miners tried to fight against the state’s post-reunification politics ...

Die Erklärung des ersten Kapitels Luce das doch eyn yeder lernte mit eynem halb aug sehen

Documentary Film
Germany
1999
36 minutes

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Ute Hirschberg, Holger Lochau
Andreas Goldstein
Hanns Eisler
Axel Schneppat
Elke von Sivers, Jörg Nußbaum
Thomas Müntzer
Gunnar Schlafmann
Volker Tancke
20 years ago this Easter, the Bischofferode potash miners tried to fight against the state’s post-reunification politics. This uprising took place in a landscape steeped in history: Thomas Müntzer fought here. Andreas Goldstein draws the appropriate parallels and conclusions in his work.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2013
Foreign ambassadors recognising the new nation, ceremonies in the bushes, 1973, Balana José Bolama, Josefina Crato, Sana na N’Hada, Flora Gomes

Foreign ambassadors recognising the new nation, ceremonies in the bushes, 1973, Balana

Documentary Film
(none)
1973
5 minutes

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José Bolama, Josefina Crato, Sana na N’Hada, Flora Gomes
Retrospective 2013
Fortress of the Land Kiichi Hoshi

Spring 1969: Tachikawa Airfield is of extreme importance to the United States’ Vietnam War. A coalition of peasants who already fought against its expansion in the mid-1950s as well as various factions of Japanese student and anti-war movement(s) tries to sabotage air traffic. ...

Fortress of the Land

Documentary Film
Japan
1977
170 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Kiichi Hoshi
Kiichi Hoshi
Kimio Tsukamoto, Takashi Ueda, Masaaki Yoshimaru
Hiroko Kono
Yukio Kubota
Spring 1969: Tachikawa Airfield is of extreme importance to the United States’ Vietnam War. A coalition of peasants who already fought against its expansion in the mid-1950s as well as various factions of Japanese student and anti-war movement(s) tries to sabotage air traffic. As the war ends, the differences between the groups re-emerge …

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2013
Gestures and Fragments Alberto Seixas Santos

A few years after the successful revolution in Portugal, Alberto Seixas Santos sets out on a search for its protagonists: those soldiers who...

Gestures and Fragments

Documentary Film
Portugal
1982
90 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Grupo Zero, Cooperativa de Cinema
Alberto Seixas Santos
Ludwig van Beethoven
Acácio de Almeida, José Luìs Carvalhosa
Manuela Viegas, Teresa Caldas
Alberto Seixas Santos
Maria Paola Porru
A few years after the successful revolution in Portugal, Alberto Seixas Santos sets out on a search for its protagonists: those soldiers who, with the colonial wars still fresh in their minds, ended fascism at home. Seixas Santos follows three different, only partly interwoven paths to ask: how do you live with a history you helped shape yourself? At which point does collective memory turn into personal psychosis?

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2013
Homeland of Barbed Wire Kais Al-Zubaidi

Directors belonging to the PLO film organisations were barred from entering territories under Israeli administration. Kais Al-Zubaidi sent a West-German film team into the territories occupied in 1967. ...

Homeland of Barbed Wire

Documentary Film
Syria
1980
61 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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PLO
Kais Al-Zubaidi
Directors belonging to the PLO film organisations were barred from entering territories under Israeli administration. Kais Al-Zubaidi sent a West-German film team into the territories occupied in 1967. They talked to Palestinian peasants and refugees and to Israeli settlers. The former have lost their fields and meadows and are to be driven further East from the camps in which they lived since 1948. The latter call their new settlement area “liberated land”.

Irit Neidhardt

I Have Nothing Nice to Say to You

Documentary Film
Croatia
2006
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Nenad Puhovski
Goran Dević
Jure Černec
Vanja Siruček
Goran Dević
A war criminal, various accessories, known culprits, and yet: people stay silent or speak in ellipses. Memories and observations like searchlight cones break through the darkness surrounding the events.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2013
Memory Peter von Bagh

The Civil War is something like a blind spot in the history of Finland. The country had hardly become independent when it was torn by a violent civil war. The birth of the republic and ...

Memory

Documentary Film
Finland
1987
118 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Peter von Bagh
The Civil War is something like a blind spot in the history of Finland. The country had hardly become independent when it was torn by a violent civil war. The birth of the republic and the circumstances surrounding it quickly became a tacit taboo. There are practically no moving images of the events themselves. Even feature films rarely tackle the subject. “Memory” lets some of the few surviving eye-witnesses of those years talk. A work of words, many of which reveal how long they have waited to be spoken and recorded for posteriority.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2013
Nationalisation of the bank, introduction of new currency, 20 February 1975, Bissau José Bolama, Josefina Crato, Sana na N’Hada, Flora Gomes

Nationalisation of the bank, introduction of new currency, 20 February 1975, Bissau

Documentary Film
(none)
1975
10 minutes

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José Bolama, Josefina Crato, Sana na N’Hada, Flora Gomes
Retrospective 2013
People of Sunagawa: The Wheat Will Never Fall Fumio Kamai

In an attempt to get on the right side of the former occupiers in the late summer of 1955, the government under Prime Minister Hatoyama approved the US armed forces’ plans to expand Tachikawa Airfield – against the people’s wishes, if need be. ...

People of Sunagawa: The Wheat Will Never Fall

Documentary Film
Japan
1955
27 minutes

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Ono Tadashi
Fumio Kamai
Aramaki Tadashi, Segawa Junichi, Segawa Hiroshi, Kagawa Yoshikazu
Kamei Fumio, Chiaki Shigeo, Teshigahara Hiroshi, Osanai Haruo, Yamazaki Shogyo, Kishi Tomiko
In an attempt to get on the right side of the former occupiers in the late summer of 1955, the government under Prime Minister Hatoyama approved the US armed forces’ plans to expand Tachikawa Airfield – against the people’s wishes, if need be. Naturally, the people took straight to the barricades. A number of violent clashes ensued, starting on September 13th and narrated in this work’s precursor “People of Sunagawa: A Record of the Struggle Against the Military Base” (1955). At the end of this agit-treatise of solidarity with the peasants and students we see images of what was presumably the first Japanese mass protest in front of the US Embassy since the end of the occupation.

Olaf Möller