Copyright by Luther

(Copyright by Luther)

GDR, 1983, 17 min, color
In German; English subtitles
Credits:
Director
Dramaturg
Editor
Camera
Music (Score)
Narrator
Production Company

Synopsis

This short animation film gives an entertaining overview of the events leading to the Reformation. In 1515, Martin Luther (1483-1546)—a pastor, writer, and lecturer at the University of Wittenberg—writes the Ninety-Five Theses, in protest against the sale of indulgences and the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic ChurchGerman printing shops print and distribute this work and, in doing so, help spread Luther’s ideas. In 1521, however, a meeting of leaders, bans Luther’s texts and accuses him of heresy.

Awards

1983 International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 
1982

FIPRESCI Honorable Mention, Leipzig Documentary and Short Film Week

Press comments

“With sly humor, this film presents the Reformation as a media revolution!”    —Günter Vogler, Luther oder Müntzer?

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