Germanic Languages and Literatures
Time: 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Location: Angell Auditorium A
Directed by Phil Jutzi. Written by Léo Lania. With Holmes Zimmermann and Sybille Schloss.
Ums tägliche Brot is a semi-documentary detailing living conditions among the starving miners of lower Silesia. The film was financed by the Popular Association for Film Art (1928), a leftist coalition dedicated to “people’s cinema.” Using nonprofessional actors, the film’s montage intertwined documentary scenes with the fictional story of a young unemployed miner. Although Léo Lania’s script suffered major censorship cuts, it still exposed capitalist exploitation in its most brutal forms.
[Sources: filmportal.de, ejumpcut.org]
DVD [fragmented], 32 min.
German Film Institute pages
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts