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Einmal in der Woche schrein (Yell Once a Week)

1982/89, 15 min., color, Documentary
Director: Günter Jordan
Cinematography: Michael Lösche
Screenplay: Günter Jordan
35mm, English subtitles
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Synopsis:

The film´s title is taken from a song, used here as a leitmotif, written by Günter Jordan and the East German rock group Pankow. This sensitive report about rebellious teenagers in Berlin's “wild East” was banned before its first screening.


“The rock music in this film was very political, a slap in the face of the communist system. Young people went to both the disco and the barricades. For this reason, this honest, unvarnished and rough film was banned for six years.”
- Ralf Schenk, film historian

About the Director:

Günter Jordan was born in Leipzig in 1941. He studied Slavic literature, history and pedagogy at the University of Jena and then worked as a teacher. He studied at the Film Academy in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1966 to 1969 and joined the DEFA Studio for Documentary Films as an assistant cinematographer. In 1974 he wrote and directed his first documentary, specializing in children’s documentaries from 1976 to 1986. Jordan has directed over 40 films, and is a film curator and published film historian.

 

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