January 2018, arsenal cinema

FilmDocument

IMPULS UNSERER ZEIT, 1959

Siemens commissioned this now representative tinted film IMPULS UNSERER ZEIT (Otto Martini, FRG 1959) about the essence and significance of electro-technology. The idea was to illustrate the company’s capacity and achievements with examples of electricity generation and application that were easy to understand. The music was composed by Josef Anton Riedel in the Siemens studio for electronic music (with Carl Orff advising) and underlines how modern the company was at the time. The informational film, studded with micro and macro shots, is also evidence of how confident German industry soon became in the post-war era. A CineGraph Babelsberg event in conjunction with the Federal Archives Film Archive and the Deutsche Kinemathek. (15.1.)