Film Screening: "On the Banks of the Saale"
June 25, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst Campus
On the Banks of the Saale | Intro by Seán Allan, University of St Andrews
An der Saale hellem Strande–ein Kulturhaus erzählt
(Germany, 2010, dir. Helga Storck & Peter Goedel, 92 min., b/w & color, doc., EN ST)
This documentary about Friendship House, one of East Germany’s most successful “culture houses,” explores the GDR’s national experiment in bringing the arts to workers and encouraging workers to make art themselves. Features historic footage and interviews with participants and the architects of cultural policy.