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.

Credits

Set geluid
Mixage
Montage
Production company
Stichting Zig/Zag
TV company
Human

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

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