Edgar Reitz, Ula Stöckl
FRG / 1971
18 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles
The GESCHICHTEN VOM KÜBELKIND showed at the Forum the same year, an entirely different type of educational film that tells the story of a dumpster kid who lives outside society across a series of short anarchic episodes that run the full gamut of different genres. Three of these short stories were selected for this evening (13: Alle Macht den Vampiren (All Power to the Vampires), 19: Die Hexe soll brennen (The Witch is Supposed to Burn), 25: Das Bankkonto im Walde (The Bank Account in the Woods).
Hartmut Bitomsky, Harun Farocki
FRG / 1971
64 min. / 16 mm / Original version
EINE SACHE, DIE SICH VERSTEHT by Hartmut Bitomsky and Harun Farocki is an educational film about political economy that was shown at the first edition of the Berlinale Forum in 1971. In 15 units, the Marxist vocabulary of commodity and work, wage and workforce, exchange value and practical value is thought through in images, while political stance and aesthetic form, didactic approaches and dialectic ideas, cinematography and ways of taking on a perspective are articulated.