Broadcaster 3sat Visits goEast
Documentaries at the festival / 5th year of successful collaboration
As part of the goEast festival-program, broadcaster 3sat presents five recent documentaries that were produced in close cooperation with 3sat’s film-department and allow a glimpse into the living conditions in Eastern European countries. Two of them are documentaries from the 3sat film-series “Fremde Kinder” (“Other People’s Children”): „Senad und Edis – Es war einmal der Krieg“ by Nikolaus Geyrhalter („Das Jahr nach Dayton“, „Anderswo“), about two Bosnian boys in a village near Sarajevo, as well as „Mit der Musik groß werden“ by Peter Nestler, the portrait of two musically gifted sisters from a Roma-family in Budapest.
The renowned documentary-filmmaker Peter Nestler is also the director of the documentary feature „Die Verwandlung des guten Nachbarn“, for which he accompanied Toivi Blatt, a survivor of the revolt at the Nazi concentration-camp Sobibór, during his travels to Poland and into his own past.
With her film „Die Helfer und die Frauen“, director Karin Jurschick exposes the correlations and structures of Trafficking – the forcible abduction of women and girls as slaves for prostitution. The film was honoured with the Grimme Award 2004.
Slovenian director Maja Weiss made „Katarina aus Slowenien“ for the 3sat-series “Mädchengeschichten” (“Girls’ Tales”). She spoke with a 17-year-old girl from Ljubljana about her attitude towards life, her wishes for the future and her relationship to her parents’ generation – and created a portrait about the adolescent generation of women in her country.
The presentation of 3sat-documentaries evolved out of a fruitful collaboration
with the broadcaster that started at the festival’s first edition
in 2001. goEast and 3sat are united in their goal to show the social and
political situation in Central and Eastern European countries and to use
film as a means for cultural exchange. The collaboration began in 2001
with the broadcast of two feature-films from the festival-program on 3sat,
among them the winner of the main award, Jerzy Stuhr’s „Das
große Tier“. In 2002, 3sat acquired award-winner „Hi,
Tereska“, by Polish director Robert Glinski; in 2003 it broadcast
Achim Forst from the 3sat film-department will introduce the films of the series „Broadcaster 3sat visits goEast“ to the cinema-audience.