Sweeping

Title:
Sweeping
Country:
Deutschland 1990
Format:
35mm, 28 Min.
Version:
Deutsche o.F.
Subtitles:
englische Untertitel
Director:
Gerd Kroske
Camera:
Sebastian Richter
Editing:
Angelika Arnold
Production:
Defa Dokumentarfilmstudio
Distributor:
Deutsche Kinemathek
Worldsales:
defa-Stiftung
Website:

Leipzig is in a period of change. The uproar of Autumn ’89 is followed by a hectic electoral campaign in Spring ’90.

Nightly conversations with street sweepers are dominated by hopelessness and broken self-confidence, but one can also recognise a keen sense for the change in social climate following the political unification in the GDR. Despite their lack of illusions, they have an acute view of their surroundings, and for these street sweepers only one certainty prevails: there will always be dirt.

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