Film evening at Das Zentrum: Lebwohl Genossen! (Farewell Comrades!) - Episode 1

02 Jul 2021

Das Zentrum will be showing something a little different starting in July 2021.

August 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the coup which effectively ended the Soviet Union.  Accordingly, we will be showing Lebwohl Genossen! (Farewell Comrades!) which is a six-part documentary series looking at the collapse of communism in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union from 1975 – 1991.

It is presented in an engaging way by a German historian of mixed Russian/German heritage who feels herself historically tied to the period through her father – a convinced communist.

The series has six episodes:

  • Episode 1: Arrogance of Power (1975 – 79)
  • Episode 2: Wars (1980 – 84)
  • Episode 3: Hope (1985 – 87)
  • Episode 4: Awakening (1988)
  • Episode 5: Rebellion (1989)
  • Episode 6: Collapse (1990 – 91)

We’ll show the first two episodes on 2 and 16 July, and if there is continued interest, we’ll show the remaining four episodes over the following weeks.

In German with English subtitles.

Das Zentrum would like to thank the Goethe Institut Australia for their support of this film screening.
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