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    Coal Country Song. Gundermann

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Coal Country Song. Gundermann

a film by Grit Lemke

Coal Country Song. Gundermann

Germany | 2019 | 98:00 min

Original Title:
GUNDERMANN REVIER

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
"My swing is in an enchanted garden, behind the railway embankment. Up in the air, on my swing, I see the trains, squeaking past day and night shedding black dust. They come out of the huge holes that gape between our villages. As a child, I think the whole world looks like this: Holes, with villages between, my swing in the middle. And the trains. They're coal trains."


Gerhard Gundermann (1955–1998), singer-songwriter, poet and excavator operator in the Lusatian brown coal mines. In this region, global problems are condensed on a local level as if by a burning glass – from structural change to climate crisis. Mostly unpublished archive material and Gundermann’s songs enter into a dialogue with observations and conversations in his 'district', accompanied by the voice-over of the director, who is no less deeply rooted in the coal mining district. Home and its destruction through strip mining, utopian ideas and the question of individual responsibility run through the songs, as do their consequences for gainful employment and the environment at the end of the industrial age. And they are more topical than ever today: "Where my swing stood, then your digger, is now a lake." (DOK Leipzig, Frederik Lang)
Festivals/Awards
2019
DOK Leipzig
Dokfest Kassel
FF Cottbus
Trieste Film Festival

2020
Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund|Köln

Cast and Crew
  • Director Grit Lemke
  • Producer Gregor Streiber
  • Director of Photography Uwe Mann (BvK)
  • Line producer Heribert Schneiders
  • Editor Sven Kulik
  • Sound Oliver Prasnikar
  • Compositing Urs Hauck
  • Other Till Beckmann (Color Correction)
Original Languages

German

Production Company
inselfilm produktion
Strausberger Platz 18, 10243 Berlin

Phone: +49 030 77008849

Fax: +49 030 77008864

info@inselfilm.info
http://www.inselfilm.info
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