Wie verfilmt man einen Präsidenten? / How to film the president?
Production: GER 1991
The authors of this film asked themselves the question found in the title when they got an offer to make a film portrayal of president gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski. It became clear to them right after the initial arrangements with the Chancellery of the President that the aim was to create a propaganda picture, which was to improve the image of Jaruzelski in the West. The result was an unusual film – a documentary presenting something more than just an ordinary work day of the head of state. “How to film the president?” most of all skilfully shows the structures and rituals of the apparatus of power in those days.
Klaus Dörries was born in Düsseldorf, studies at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). He works as an independent publisher and director, and also as associate professor at DEKRA Academy in Berlin (faculties of film editing and post-production, and history of film). He also writes for the cultural section of Rias-TV.
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