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Solidarity Song: The Hanns Eisler Story

Year: 1995, 89 mins
Code: DC-Solidarity

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This documentary focuses on the complicated life of little-known communist composer Hanns Eisler, first persecuted by the Germans, then by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and finally the communist government of East Germany.

Director: Larry Weinstein
Producer: Gabrielle Faust, Niv Fichman
Cinematography: Horst Zeidler
Editor: David New
Writers: Thomas Wallner, Larry Weinstein

 

 

The film uses his life as the springboard for a shrewd, ironic and ultimately tragic comment on the clash between art and politics. - Henry Mietkiewicz, The Toronto Star

 

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