Original title: (KUNST im EXIL)
GDR, n/a, 204 min, color/b&w
In German; English subtitles

Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan Dudow; actor Martin Brandt; authors Erich Fried, Erich Weinert, and Arnold Zweig; photographer Walter Ballhause; cartoonist Leo Haas; and journalist Egon Erwin Kisch. Original interviews with the artists, close family members, and friends are combined with little-known historic film material.


This collection includes the following titles, all produced in the GDR:

  • Arnold Zweig (Joop Huisken, 1962)
  • Erich Fried: The Whole World Should Endure (Roland Steiner, 1988)
  • Even Today He'd Speak His Mind (Volker Koepp, 1975)
  • Leo Haas: Artist and Witness of His Times (Jörg d'Bomba, 1971)
  • Malik (Giovanni Angella, 1967)
  • Do You Know Where Herr Kisch Is? (Eduard Schreiber, 1985)
  • Slatan Dudow: A Film Essay about a Marxist Artist (Volker Koepp, 1974)
  • Traces (Eduard Schreiber, 1989)
  • Walter Ballhause: One Among Millions (Karlheinz Mund, 1982)
Special features:
  • Turn Subtitles On/Off
  • Biographies and Filmographies
  • “Exile: Nine Variations on a Theme,” by Seán Allan, Univ. of Warwick
  • “Painting with a Lens: Artists’ Film Portraits,” written 2015 interview with director Eduard Schreiber
  • “Erich Fried: Father or Brother?,” by director Roland Steiner (2015)


Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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