Into the Unknown

Country: Lithuania
Duration: 19 mins
|45 Seconds
Colour: Colour
Available Format/s: BluRay / HD Digital file / DVD / SD digital file
Original Format: 35mm film found footage
  • Private / Public

Into the Unknown is a film edited from material sourced from the E-TV archive, specifically footage from films produced by DEFA in the former-DDR. In the images there is everyday life of East Berliners documented over the course of 20 years (with a high proportion of footage from the 1970s and 1980s). The everyday scenes are of both the city and countryside, close-ups of people when they are relaxing, and hard at work, and of big crowds at an official outdoor gathering. The interior views are of private and public spaces. The images are suggestive of the ordering of the people’s lives. Individuals are squeezed into strict social systems. The images, originally made to promote socialist way of living, show us how “well balanced” the socialist lifestyle was.


More works by Deimantas Narkevicius

, 2010
5 Minutes

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