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On 10th March 1969, Klara Heydebreck, who lived alone, took her life. Eberhard Fechner who was conducting research for a documentary about suicide stumbled on her story. His television documentary NACHREDE AUF KLARA HEYDEBRECK (Eberhard Fechner, FRG 1969) won a Grimme award and is well worth watching again. Fechner’s attempt to write history from below interweaves the biography of an inconspicuous Berliner with German history. Shot on 16mm, the one-hour production is not a conventional TV or cinema format, so this screening will give a rare chance of becoming (re-)acquainted with this pioneering early Fechner. The film historian Jan Gympel will present the film as part of the “Berlin-Film-Katalogs”. (ah) (25.3.)

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