Sorge 87

Sorge 87

Documentary Film
Germany
2017
10 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Klaus Dufke
Thanh Nguyen Phuong
Thanh Nguyen Phuong
Thanh Nguyen Phuong
Thanh Nguyen Phuong, Christopher Patz
Clattering sewing machines, clattering memories. In 1987, the Saxon city of Werdau needed workers for its textile industry. Because of full employment the jobs were advertised in Vietnam, as usual in the GDR at the time. Many came – some stayed. Delicate fabric prints tell of this economically still prosperous period just before the reunification. A Vietnamese and a German couple cheerfully remember initial difficulties and cultural misunderstandings.

Annina Wettstein