A Project by Peter Steudtner
Duration: 32‘ / Subtitles: Portuguese / German
This Documentary – Dialogue Film portrays seven “Madjermanes” out of the more then 20.000 Mozambicans, who came during the 1980s to the former GDR to receive professional training and ended up working to pay off the Mozambican debts towards the GDR. About 3.000 stayed on in Eastern Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall, all others returned home to Mozambique.
The Film supports the dialogue process between the “German” and the “Mozambican” Madjermanes, as both sides have the feeling, that the other side does not see their hardships since the breakdown of the wall.
Filmed in straight intervews edited with photographic images of their daily lifes, this film tells in intese words and images the aftermaths of state organized migration.
With: Justino Chana, Zegerino Chicuamba, Olga Macuacua, Beatriz Massinga, Eugénio Maungue, Humberto Sitoe
Director: Peter Steudtner
Production: Mahla Filmes & PANPHOTOS.COOPERATIVE
Directors of Photography: Pipas Forjaz + Peter Steudtner
Still Photography: Mauro Pinto + Peter Steudtner
Music: Nelson Munhequete
Editing: Mickey Fonseca + Pipas Forjaz
Sound: Andreas Freudenschuß
Commission & Financing: ICMA – Goethe Zentrum Maputo
Maputo / Berlin 2012
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