Comrade, Where Are You Today?
Germany / Finland 2016, 110 min., documentary, German, English, Spanish, Arabic (with English subtitles)
Writer/Director: Kirsi Liimatainen, Cinematography: Yoliswa von Dallwitz, Christian Marohl, Till Vielrose, Hanno Kunow, Marc-Christian Weber, Editors: Jeannette-Maria Giza, Stefanie Kosik, Antti Tuomikoski, Music: Anssi Växby, Lasse Sakara, Producer: Kirsi Liimatainen
In 1988 the 20-year-old Finn Kirsi Marie Liimatainen heads for the GDR to study Marxism-Leninism at the international youth academy “Wilhelm Pieck”. The students come from around the world – from both sides of the Iron Curtain. They are functionaries, freedom fighters and left-wing activists. Young people united in the hope for a better world. The international solidarity at the academy is convincing, but the real socialism is marked by contradictions – the gap between theory and reality is obvious. In the summer of 1989 the course ends – a few months later the Berlin Wall falls.
Source: Ilanga Films