Even Today He'd Speak His Mind
(Er könnte ja heute nicht schweigen)
Er könnte ja heute nicht schweigen © DEFA-Stiftung
In this film about Erich Weinert (1890-1953), the German political poet, agitator, and satirist, His wife and friends share stories about his life: his commitment to the struggle of the international proletariat; his exile in Switzerland, France, and the Soviet Union; and his fight in the International Brigades in Spain. The interviews, historic film footage, and photos are accompanied by Ernst Busch’s musical interpretation of “Der heimliche Aufmarsch” (“The Secret Deployment”)—with lyrics by Weinert and music by Hanns Eisler.
This film can be purchased or streamed as part of the collection ARTS in EXILE.