Uncertain States Syrien wie wir es einst sahen
Films by Barbara und Winfried Junge
Nicht jeder findet sein Troja – Archäologen DEFA 1989, 35 min
In a short montage of leading excavation sites, this film from 1989 documents Syria’s cultural riches down the millennia before exploring its main theme of the excavations, then on-going, at the site of Tell Abu Hgaira near Hassaké in former Mesopotamia – a cooperation between archaeologists from Syria and the former East Germany.
„… und der Vater blieb im Krieg“ DEFA 1989/90, 46 min.In autumn 1989, the filmmakers, renowned for their long-term documentary Die Kinder von Golzow, returned to Syria. This time they met pupils at the so-called “School of Martyrs”, the elite boarding schools in Aleppo and Damascus offering social security and education for the children of Syrian soldiers killed in action. In touching scenes, the young people talk about their country, their hopes and their aspirations in a modern world.
Followed by discussion/Artist Talk with Winfried and Barbara Junge and the poet Adel Karachouli.
Presenter: Detlef Nakath (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung)