Memories of a Landscape: To Manuela.Publisher number: 12203022 | KanopyPublisher: DEFA Film Library, 1983Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (83 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
- two-dimensional moving image
- online resource
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Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1983.
This documentary tackles a difficult and politically sensitive East German environmental issue taking place in the early 1980s. South of Leipzig, villages are being demolished to make way for open-pit mining. For almost four years, the film crew follows two of these communities and, as the landscape changes, so do the lives of the people. It is a struggle for the older generation, in particular, to leave their familiar homes, but some of the younger people enjoy the unaccustomed comforts of newly-built apartment buildings. This film calls on allegories about the loss of homeland and the destruction of nature in the name of progress and prosperity; the birth of baby Manuela represents the hope of a new beginning.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.