is a documentary film about the Stand of Matters in a still existing
city outside the border of the EU, between Germany and Poland.
The divided city of Görlitz – a place nowhere, between Russia
A story about the construction of a Bridge, that is supposed to unify
the city again. It is about the overcoming of obstacles, to achieve
again a togetherness and closeness. How can one, finally, cross the
river, get to the other side thereof. How can one overcome the reserves
and historical divisions between Poland and Germany. What could define
a possible living together.
The construction of a bridge in Görlitz is a symbol for the reunification
of a city, the creation of a place without borders. The river lies between
– still. Thus begins the dream about the future, with the dream
that the people have of building a bridge. Ten years have passed since
the planning –and postponing of this bridge. Finally the paper
work has begun. The search for impressions, images and encounters, a
search for information about the situation related to a nearness about
to happen, but is not understood yet, seems to be related to the reserves
and clichés of those “on the other and unknown side“.
It is the story of a city divided in two parts.
mins. + 43 mins. version
Dig. Beta 16:9
Script: Wolfgang Scholz
Camera: Jürgen Rehberg
Edition: Volker Becker-Battaglia
Sound: Werner Philipp
Mix: Jan Bennert
Voice/speaker: Iris Maier + Detlef Kügow
Direction: Wolfgang Scholz
A production of SIC! FILM Dresden by commission of MDR for ARTE
obtained the 2004 Saxon Journalist prize.