Brother Land Has Burned Down

(Bruderland ist abgebrannt)

Germany, 1991, 27 min, color
In German; English subtitles


The short is dedicated to the Vietnamese contract workers in the GDR and their fate after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. When the contract between the governments of Vietnam and the GDR was canceled, the workers became unemployed and were sent home. The film is one of the rare testimonies of the time that examines everyday racism before and after the Wall collapsed. 


Licensor: Angelika Nguyen


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