Juliane Jaschnow

[ˈdʊŋkl̩ˌdɔɪ̯ʧlant]

experimental documentary
in co-authorship with Stefanie Schroeder
13 min
2015

In West Germany, 'Dark Germany' was a derisive term for reactionary regions of the country. Today its mostly applied to former East Germany with its attempts to change its image: factories and chimneys are disappearing, wellness centers are popping up, sheep are grazing under solar panels. But recent past is stored close to the new surface. On a ghost train ride through the former GDR industrial region around Halle/ Bitterfeld, the Dunkeldeutschland-born filmmakers stumbling subjective camera is trying to find the right distance. Starting point of the journey is the former ORWO film factory, where people used to work in complete darkness.

[ˈdʊŋkl̩ˌdɔɪ̯ʧlant] film trailer
[ˈdʊŋkl̩ˌdɔɪ̯ʧlant] film excerpt
[ˈdʊŋkl̩ˌdɔɪ̯ʧlant] film excerpt