Busch Sings

(Busch singt)

GDR, 1982, Color
In German; no subtitles
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Synopsis

Ernst Busch’s story transcends time and place, and this three-part compilation documentary shows the versatility of his character that represents the breadth of the workers’ revolution. With documentary footage, song, and images, Busch’s many artistic talents and his personal history with politics—as a member of the SPD, USPD, and KPD, whether in Germany, Spain or in exile—combine to show the multifaceted cultural, political, and historical aspects of the “revolutionary century” that is embodied in this one figure, who may provide hope for a 1980s audience that all is not lost.

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