Far From Klein Wanzleben
(Jenseits von Klein Wanzleben)
Jenseits von Klein Wanzleben © DEFA-Stiftung
This documentary observes the everyday life of an East German socialist brigade "Brigade of Friendship" that is assigned to provide development aid and training for young Africans in skilled trades in Mashayamombe, Zimbabwe. The clash of two cultures from different worlds and the absurdities of everyday life harbor a certain comedy.
This student film by the acclaimed German filmmaker Andreas Dresen is included as a special feature on the DVD of Dresen's feature film debut Silent Country.