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Günter Peter Straschek - Emigration–Film–Politics

Günter Peter Straschek - Emigration–Film–Politics

Walther König
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The Aus­trian Gün­ter Peter Straschek as well as Hart­mut Bi­t­om­sky, Harun Faroc­ki, and Helke San­der were part of the first class to be­gin study­ing at the Deutsche Film- und Fernse­hakademie (Ger­man Film and Tele­vi­sion Acade­my, DFFB) in West Ber­lin in 1966. The film stu­dents as­so­ci­at­ed with the New Left and doc­u­ment­ed so­cial problems, re­cord­ed de­mon­s­tra­tions, and sup­port­ed cam­paigns. Straschek’s first film, Hoo­ray for Mrs. E. (1966), is a sober por­trait of a mother who sup­ple­ments her wel­fare in­come with pros­ti­tu­tion. His West­ern for the SDS (1967–68) por­trays the de­vel­op­ment of the left as a learn­ing pro­cess among wo­m­en who shar­p­en their aware­ness in the move­ment but cont­in­ue to have no say. In the ear­ly 1970s, Straschek turned to film his­to­ry. While work­ing on his Hand­book against Cin­e­ma (1975), he came across the top­ic that would oc­cu­py him un­til his death: the ex­ile of film­mak­ers from Nazi Ger­many. Over 2000 peo­ple work­ing in the film in­dus­try were forced to flee the Nazis, from celebri­ties such as Bil­ly Wilder and Lotte H. Eis­n­er to the count­less now for­got­ten ac­tors, ed­i­tors, and writ­ers.

This first publi­ca­tion on Gün­ter Peter Straschek in­cludes con­tri­bu­tions by Jo­hannes Beringer, Wern­er Dütsch, Yil­maz Dziewior, Ju­lia Frie­drich, El­friede Je­linek, Imme Klages, Volk­er Pan­ten­burg, Karin Rausch, Ste­fan Rip­plinger, Er­an Schaerf, and cor­re­spon­dence be­tween Straub, Huil­let, and Straschek.

Günter Peter Straschek
In the series HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig
Straschek: HIER UND JETZT im Museum Ludwig
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2018
Softcover, 230 x 230 mm
336 pages, 219 illustrations
English and German text

ISBN 978-3960983255

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