Documentary - 'Built to Last – Relics of Communist Era Architecture'
CZ 2017, 59 min, Dir.: Haruna Honcoop
Screened at Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin
Experimental documentary exploring the fate of grand Soviet-style buildings and monuments erected during the communist era (1945-89) in countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Moving along the spiral from Moscow to Berlin, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade, Pristina, Tirana and Sofia, the film mixes and fuses the past and present conditions of administrative buildings, museums, monuments, working-class homes, communist party headquarters, hotels, and panel housing projects. The series of ten short films examine the often dramatic changes in public attitudes to these relics of our recent past, which were built with the intention that they would last forever.
Followed by Q&A mit Haruna Honcoop, Moderation: Dr. Christina Frankenberg
Afterwards, international premiere of an audiovisual performance based upon footage from 'Built to Last'. Music&Visuals: Pavel Kraus, Tadeáš Haager. A Konektiv production.
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Finissage: Built to Last Relics of Communist Era Architecture
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