Supervision:
Prof. Katrin Schlösser
Prof. Frank Döhmann
Prof. Karin Michalski
Project type: Diplom
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
External cooperation:
Produktion: Storybay UG in Koproduktion mit Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln und Florian Kunert
Source:
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren
Kontakt: archiv@khm.de

Fortschritt im Tal der Ahnungslosen

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Authors:
Florian Kunert
English title: Progress in the valley of the people who don't know
Year: 2019
Length: 01:07:00
Categories: Film / TV / Video, experimental film, documentary
Project type: Diplom
Shadowed by weekly, racist demonstrations in East Germany former factory workers of the German Democratic Republic together with Syrian refugees share the memories of their lost homelands. 30 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain the legacy of the German Democratic Republic is at stake in the ruins of the ‘Progress’ factory. Once producing harvester machinery the factory grounds today house asylum seekers who are confronted by weekly racist demonstrations in East Germany. Former factory workers of ‘Progress’ help Syrian refugees with their German Integration Course. What starts with a German language lesson in the ‘Progress’ ruin ends with classes of political education and a GDR military camp. Driven by the personal entanglement of the director the re-enactments are deconstructed and the social conditioning of the GDR everyday life becomes apparent. In this memory work the language itself is of importance which invites assumptions, but never confirms them. It wallows in memories and forbids itself to do so at the same time. Archive material re-establishes the bond of a socialist friendship between the GDR and Syria that connected both countries in the 1980s. The local choir comments with GDR-songs whereby everyone and everything stands for more than just himself. The ‘Progress’ ruin becomes a symbol of the lost homeland which blurs the borders between the GDR and Syria and between the past and today. The attempt of a convergence, a socialist utopia.
Collaboration:
Regie und Buch: Florian Kunert
Bildgestaltung: Joanna Piechotta
Montage: Ian Purnell, Florian Kunert
Dramaturgie: Herbert Schwarze
Musik: Stefan Galler, Franziska Henke
Ton: Christian Bläsche, Stefan Voglsinger
Tonmischung: Stefan Voglsinger
Produzenten: Stefan Gieren, Sarah Schreier, Florian Kunert
Produktion: The Story Bay, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln und Florian Kunert
Förderung: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Kulturstiftung des Freistaats Sachsen, Sächsische Landesanstalt für Rundfunk und Medien
Supervision:
Prof. Katrin Schlösser, Prof. Frank Döhmann, Prof. Karin Michalski
Authors:
Florian Kunert
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
External cooperation:
Produktion: Storybay UG in Koproduktion mit Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln und Florian Kunert
Source:
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren
Kontakt: archiv@khm.de
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Festivals

07.02.2019
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17.02.2019
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2019 (07.02.2019 - 17.02.2019)
Oray (feature film, 2019, 01:40:00)
by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Umbra (experimental film, 2019, 00:20:00)
by Johannes Krell
Progress in the valley of the people who don't know (documentary, 2019, 01:07:00)
by Florian Kunert
Armed Lullaby (animation film, 2019, 00:08:00)
by Yana Ugrekhelidze
07.05.2019
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12.05.2019
Neiße Filmfestival 2019 (07.05.2019 - 12.05.2019)
Oray (feature film, 2019, 01:40:00)
by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Progress in the valley of the people who don't know (documentary, 2019, 01:07:00)
by Florian Kunert
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