Dreams of the Lausitz

Dreams of the Lausitz

           Dreams of the Lausitz
               Genre: Documentary
               Nature, Lausitz, brown coal, mining, wolves
  “God has created the Lausitz, and the devil has buried the coal beneath it.” This Sorbian wisdom runs consistently through the documentary by Bernhard Sallmann, dealing with a depleted, subscribed by lignite mining landscape deals, but in truth it gives a love letter to the Lausitz. Lusatia is a region in East Germany and Poland, was determined for decades by the brown coal mining and now, through the closure of the pits, drained slowly, changed but also regenerated. Each of the few survivors have their own dreams and the Lausitz. As a pensioner the time with amateur radio and sells ballroom dance, embellished the landscape with a different artistic stone arrangements and the next follow wolf tracks, for which he lies down with a hammock in the tree tops to watch. The latter is one of the few, who moved in spite of his youth in the Lausitz. Most take the path in the opposite direction, since there are hardly any jobs. For example, Hoyerswerda has lost since the eighties, almost half of population, which is lower than others in the cessation of the pit. Leads not only to a demographic change, but also a geographical, since the landscape has been lowered by the coal extraction about eight to ten feet and are formed by the restoration of the normal water table or by the flooding of old coal mining areas to new lakes and streams. Hard to imagine that will result from the current green hills in five years, a lake district. That would raise the image of the region, attract tourists and create new jobs do not last. The Austrian Bernhard Sallmann has completed with dreams of the Lausitz Lausitz the third part of his trilogy, and has lined up this almost surreal landscape, such as photographs on film. Mostly he does without explanation, lets the images speak for themselves dispensed consistently on film music and revealing the charm of this idyllic lonely dim-maltreated landscape. With camera pans in slow motion, he depicts natural spectacles or shows projects of the International Building Exhibition, which during the years 2000-2010 in the region given the structural economic, artistic and environmental stimulus. It can also residents of the Lausitz to speak, remember, the choice of full sadness of the past or forward to a positive future, and he shows, among other things, a retired couple who hinabquält backwards a rusty staircase of a futuristic building. One could almost consider this symbolically for the aging population and the supposed progress of the brown coal mining, has been found in environmental terms, as a step backwards. But Sallmann packed it all so aesthetically that is left for consolation or despair no room, but he makes it clear that this area is changing and it is the way forward. This is particularly clear that the Lausitz is a beautiful landscape, which, despite or probably because of the human brain has rather a big attraction. At the 19th Film Festival in Cottbus won dreams of the Lausitz with the prize of the DEFA Foundation, but it could be interesting for much more than the inhabitants of this land, because Sallmann deals with the consequences deal of over-exploitation of nature that occurs worldwide in many other regions. Apart from the consequences that this implies, ultimately, to the people of the Austrians, however, raises a look at the opportunities that have been through sustainability and reclamation. Thus, it is not a moralizing documentary that is aimed at the bad conscience, but a positive view of nature, with the help of the people reclaiming their former refuge. (Silvy Pommerenke)
  Title: dreams of the Lausitz Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2009 Length: 85 (Min.) Distribution: Salzgeber

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