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Matinee Sächsisches Staatsarchiv 2018
[Universitätskirche Leipzig, Sprengung 1968; Interview mit Manfred Köhler 1999]

The cinematographer Manfred Köhler talks about filming the controlled demolition of the Leipzig university church in 1968.

[Universitätskirche Leipzig, Sprengung 1968; Interview mit Manfred Köhler 1999]

Documentary Film
GDR
1968
11 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Manfred Köhler, Rudolf Etzold, Paul Pfingst
The cinematographer and television producer Manfred Köhler, who died in 2013 and was head of the “Bezirksfilmstudio Leipzig” in the 1960s, talks with Stefan Gööck about the circumstances of filming the controlled demolition of the Leipzig university church in 1968. The master baker Rudolf Etzold from Schmölln is mentioned as a member of the team, the vocational school teacher Klaus Büttner developed the 16mm material, bypassing the DEFA lab – both of them members of the “Bezirksarbeitsgemeinschaft Amateurfilm Leipzig” (district amateur film association). Köhler cites the production of this material as proof that it was possible to not be taken in completely.

Stefan Gööck

Czechoslovakia, the Year of Trials

Documentary Film
Soviet Union
1969
69 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Tsentralnaya Studiya Dokumentalnykh Filmov, Moscow
Anatoliy Koloshin
G. Mironova
Oleg Artseulov, Aleksandr Istomin, V. Kovnat
Anatoliy Koloshin, I. Medvedev
E. Umanskiy
A look back at the events of 1968 in Prague from a contemporary Soviet standpoint. Using international archive and newsreel footage, the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops is construed as a consequence of the Cold War.

Stefan Gööck