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Brandenburg Bricks; Brandenburg Heathland, Brandenburg Sand

Contents: Brandenburg Bricks (1988, b&w, 30 min.) -- Brandenburg Heathland, Brandenburg Sand (1990, b&w, 60 min.) The first part of this documentary shows the brickmakers of Zehdenick, a small town in Brandenburg, and their grim living and working conditions. Made less than 2 years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was banned by the East German authorities and only allowed to be shown after cuts were made. The second part of the documentary was made in the same town after the wall came down. It begins with a retrospective to the earlier film, namely the conversation with the brickmakers which had to be cut from 'Brandenburg Bricks'. The inhabitants feel that their future is uncertain. The political parties fighting for their attention in the coming election of March 1990 are utterly incomprehensible to them. 90 min.

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