Chron­icle of post-war German history in the rural East German village of Groß Lüben, on the River Elbe. For more than forty years, this river symbol­ised the divide between East and West. River of Time portrays several villagers who have seen diffi­cult times since the end of the Second World War. The arrival of the Russians, the expro­pri­a­tion, forced collec­tivi­sa­tion, in some cases a flight to the West and finally die Wende’; the fresh start. The ageing Mrs Dröge runs the family farm again with her son since the Wende’, after she was forced to hand it over to the collec­tive. The retired Mrs Salinski was mayor in the GDR. In her kitchen garden she philosophises with her husband about the old days.


Set geluid
Production company
Stichting Zig/Zag
TV company

Title: De tijd de stroom
Year: 1999
Duration : 1 hour, 40 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2000

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