FEEDBACK TO GDR CULTURE AND MOVIES

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FEEDBACK TO GDR CULTURE AND MOVIES

  1. 1. Feedback to GDR culture & the movies : „ Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee“ & „ Good Bye Lenin“
  2. 2. The structure 1. Feedback to GDR(German Democratic Republic) : 1. Art 2. Literature 3. Culture of the teenagers 2. Feedback to the media films 1. „Am kürzeren Ender der Sonnenallee“ 2. „Good Bye Lenin“ 3. Music in West Berlin & GDR 4. The general feedback 1.
  3. 3. 1.1 Art „Lenin“ – Bernhard Heisig (GDR sympathizer)
  4. 4. 1.1 Art • The GDR sympathizers : >> represent the GDR as a modern state >> illustrate important personalities • The artist against the GDR: >> can‘t represent their own opinions -> the pictures get censored by the SED (Socialist Unity Party of Germany) -> they don‘t draw figures ,they draw colour areas -> they draw pictures with irony • Important representatives are: o o o o Hermann Glöckner Willy Wolf Karl – Heinz Adler Bernhard Heisig
  5. 5. 1.2 literature Bertolt Brecht Hermann Kant Sarah Kirsch Representatives in the literature
  6. 6. 1.2 literature The were 21 representatives in the GDR e.g. Wolf Biermann, Bertolt Brecht , Hermann Kant and Sarah Kirsch . They critized the techno and bureaucracy and forms of opportunism. They were controlled by the SED. Books or texts which critized the form of government of the GDR were censored. Wolf Biermann (representative in the GDR)
  7. 7. 1.3 culture of youth the culture get more American and the government saw this as a harassment against the form of the government. The youth rebelled against the SED. An adolescence‘s demonstration
  8. 8. (Thomas 2. Feedback to movies Brussig) 2.1 „Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee“
  9. 9. The summary: the main character of the movie is Micheal Kuppisch , who lives with his family in a small flat near the border to west berlin . His youth and espacially his love to a beautiful girl called Miriam , which goes through the movie. He and his friends band together a group called „das Potenzial“. Micheal and the other teenagers shows a lot of humor in their daily association with the GDR regime. The main character: Micheal Kuppisch
  10. 10. Feedback: • Postives : The film shows the lifestyle in the GDR. You can also see that the people in the GDR have the absence of things like discs of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), because they didn't want to listen to the controlled music by the SED. They wanted more freedom compared to the controls of the government. You can see they were strict controled by the SED. • Negatives: Sometimes it's hard to keep track of the film . • Feedback: The film only shows the young lifestyle in the GDR. You can't see historical important moments like the reunion of the GDR and FRG.
  11. 11. Micheal‘s family The group „Das Potenzial“ Miriam
  12. 12. 2.2 „Good Bye Lenin“ Wolfgang Becker
  13. 13. Summary: Before the Berlin Wall fell , Alex‘s mother a really self – confident citizen from the GDR got a heart attack and fell into coma. She missed the reunion of Germany. She woke up in a new Germany after 8 months. But still she didn‘t know what happened in that time ,when she has slept. But if she knows all about the reunion , her heart won‘t survive the excitement. The job of the 21 years old Alex is to rescue his mother from another heart attack.With the assistance from his co-worker Denis ,his girlfriend Lara and his older sister Ariane and her boyfriend , they reanimated the GDR in a 79m² bedroom to hid the reality from his mother.
  14. 14. Feedback: • positives: It's easy to understand and you can see the difference between the FRG and the GDR e.g products like Coca Cola (FRG) and Vita – Cola (GDR). You can also see what happened after the reunion of Germany. The film shows that many citizen from the GDR move to other states. • Negatives: • Feedback: The film is very interesting and shows some historical moments of Germany . Alex is very brave, because he hid the revolution from his mother to reduce one heart attack again. He built a GDR after his imagination. •
  15. 15. Alex‘s sister : Ariane Alex‘s mother : Christiane Alex and his girlfriend Lara Alex‘s co-worker: Denis
  16. 16. 3.Music in West Berlin and GDR
  17. 17. In the GDR were many GDR bands (62 GDR bands). The music was popular from 1949 to 1990. Rock, Blues and other genres of music had conflicts with the government,so the SED limited the freedom of art and music. After their reunion the most GDR bands dissolved because the interesting in this kind of music get lost , it's the fault of the American music. The rest of the GDR bands perform predominantly East Germany. The GDR bands also has an influence at the german music. •
  18. 18. Popular bands and songwriter in the GDR(examples) • Frank Schöbel • Ute Freudenberg • Karat • Puhdys
  19. 19. 4.The general feedback There were huge differences not only in the form if the government but also in the nation by the citizen
  20. 20. THE END Hoa Bui & Thu Nga Tran

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