November 2019, arsenal cinema

FilmDokument: Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Abuse in East Germany

The mass consumption of alcohol in East Germany didn’t just pose a challenge to the authorities, doctors, and politicians, but also to filmmakers. Where did the boundary lie between social consumption, abuse, and dependence? How dangerous was alcohol for the socialist society and its image of people? The answers to these questions ranged from moralist appeals and medical explanations all the way to unflinching descriptions of dependency and illness from close-up, such as Angelika Andrees’ and Petra Tschörtner’s long-banned documentary HEIM (1979) about children’s experiences with alcohol and Eduard Schreiber’s portrait of workers dependent on alcohol in RÜCKFÄLLIG (1988) (ps) An event by CineGraph Babelsberg in collaboration with the ERC project “The Healthy Self as Body Capital” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Strassburg, the Bundesarchiv, and the Deutsche Kinemathek. With an introduction by Viola Balz (11.11.)

arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2019: Africa Lusofonia

06:30 pm Cinema 1


Lusophone Shorts

Lusophone Shorts Short fim program
Angola/Guinea-Bissau/Mozambique 2018–2019
Digital file, DCP OV/EnS ca. 68 min

Director Ery Claver in person
arsenal cinema: FilmDokument: Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Abuse in East Germany

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Der Apostel

Vater und die Kur

Unglaublich

Gefährlicher Freund

Heim

Rückfällig

Hugo Leichtsinn geht um

Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Abuse in East Germany
Der Apostel Günter Rätz GDR 1965 35 mm 4 min
Vater und die Kur Werner Kukula GDR 1971 35 mm 6 min
Unglaublich Hans-Günter Kaden GDR 1963 35 mm 3 min
Gefährlicher Freund Lothar Devaal GDR 1958 35 mm 15 min
Heim Angelika Andrees und Petra Tschörtner GDR 1978 35 mm 26 min
Rückfällig Eduard Schreiber GDR 1988 35 mm 32 min
Hugo Leichtsinn geht um Hans-Ulrich Wiemer GDR 1963 35 mm 4 min

Introduced by Viola Balz
arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2019: Africa Lusofonia

08:30 pm Cinema 1


Baamun Nafi

Baamun Nafi Nafi’s Father Mamadou Dia Senegal 2019
Digital file OV/EnS 109 min

Protagonist Alassane Sy in person