Public Screening: Claudia von Alemann, Es kommt drauf an, sie zu verändern / Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva, Chircales, May 16, 2017, Arsenal

May 16, 2017
7.30 pm
Arsenal, Cinema 2,

Already during her studies at the Institut für Filmgestaltung der HfG Ulm, Claudia von Alemann was developing cinematic counter-narratives on the social function of the woman in front of and behind the camera. In ES KOMMT DRAUF AN, SIE ZU VERÄNDERN (West Germany 1973), Alemann goes to women’s places of work at the Adler factory in Frankfurt or at Leitz-Optik in Wetzlar, where she examines and makes visible the different forms of female industrial work: factories and families are places of exploitation, which don’t just have to be interpreted but also changed. Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva were making CHIRCALES (1966–1972) at the same time in Colombia, a “cine-sociology” (Julianne Burton) about the Castañeda family, a brick-working family who live on the edge of Bogotá.

Es kommt drauf an, sie zu verändern
Claudia von Alemann
FRG 1973 Collaboration with: Mischka Popp
Cinematographer: Dietrich Schubert
16 mm OV 55 min

Chircales (Brick Workers)
Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva
Colombia 1966–1972
16 mm OV/GeS 42 min

Information about both films here (PDF)

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