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The West German economic miracle reflected into representative industry films. Impressive views of nature, lavish tracking shots, and unseen micro- and macro footage characterize this self-portrait of the Bayer color factory in SCHÖPFUNG OHNE ENDE (BRD 1956) by Karl G'Schrey. In the world of applied chemistry, everything only occurs for humanity’s better: pest control and synthetic fibers, dyes, and color film. ALUMINIUM – PORTRÄT EINES METALLS (BRD 1958) is a work commissioned by the Aluminium-Zentrale e.V. lobby group. Willy Zielke's camera perspective, schooled in the New Objectivityof the 20s, revels in precisely construed detail shots. Both films are accompanied by Oskar Sala's electric sounds on the mixturtrautonium, the sound of the post-war modern. (jpg)
An event by Cine-Graph Babelsberg in collaboration with the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv and the Deutsche Kinemathek. Introduction: Jeanpaul Goergen. (9.5.)

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