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Authority & Alterity in East German Movies: Day 2

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Date & Time

Jun 16, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Contact Name

Franchesca Viaud


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Director Annekatrin Hendel will discuss her 2019 documentary Beauty & Decay with art historian Sara Blaylock (UMN Duluth).

Annekatrin Hendel has produced, directed and written several important documentaries that explore the lives of exceptional artists, current affairs topics and important social issues, often related to East German history. She is the director of the Betrayal Trilogy, which includes the
award-winning documentaries Traitor of the Fatherland (2011), Anderson (2014) and The Brasch Family (2018).

Sara Blaylock is an art historian at the Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth. Her research focuses on East German experimental art, film and visual culture in the 1980s. Her interests include cultural policy in state socialism, the art and visual culture of the Cold War and cinemas of the Eastern Bloc. Her forthcoming book is Parallel Public: Experimental Art in Late East Germany.

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