Walter Ballhause: One Among Millions
(Walter Ballhause – Einer von Millionen)
GDR, 1982, 21 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles
Walter Ballhause – Einer von Millionen © DEFA-Stiftung
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With his hidden Leica camera, amateur photographer Walter Ballhause (1911-1991) documented the lives of unemployed workers in Hanover and the rise of the Nazis during the Great Depression. His striking black and white photos were subsequently forgotten and only rediscovered in the 1970s. This film combines those pictures with an interview with Ballhause conducted in December 1981.
This film can be purchased or streamed as part of the collection ART in EXILE.