The film „Geschichten aus der Heimat“ – “Stories from home” – takes the viewers to a time journey into the past
The documentary film of the Filmboard Karlsruhe, directed by Oliver Langewitz, is based on historical Super8 and Normal8 recordings shot by various private persons in the Karlsruhe region and made available to Filmboard Karlsruhe. Thus, recordings from five decades, from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, were collected and digitized. Therefore, the project also has an important archiving task:
The digitized films are archived in the Stadtarchiv Karlsruhe and are thus preserved to posterity.
Bridge between the past & the present: Recordings from then and now
The special feature of the documentary film is that the substandard-filmmakers and some people who are on the substandard-film recordings are interviewed for the film project and their everyday life is shown. It also shows how some of the filming locations of that day look today. Thus the film strikes a bridge from then to today and shows how the people as well as the places changed themselves.
Exciting stories provide insights into the lives of people in Karlsruhe
Many exciting stories have come together to give a wealth of insights into the lives of the people of Karlsruhe. Be it the memories of the 1967 Federal Garden Show (Bundesgartenschau) or the recordings of the KSC in the 1950s and 1960s in the Wildparkstadion as the most modern stadium in Europe by then. Or be it the story of the last landowner who still farmed his land in Neureut with cattle carriages, or the history of the griffin, which still lapses in the palace gardens. And who knows that research submarines have been built in the Rhine harbor? Or that the actor Gustl Bayrhammer not only played at the Badische Staatstheater, but also had an exciting further connection to Karlsruhe?
Premiere of „Stories from home” on the 15 September in the Schauburg
The viewer get to know Karlsruhe in a humorous and sensitive way from the very personal view of those who have experienced Karlsruhe from their point of view.
The film will be premiered on Friday 15 September 2017 at 7 pm in the Schauburg.
Of course, director Oliver Langewitz and many team members as well as many of the time witnesses will be present. Also, the digitized Super8 material at the Stadtarchiv Karlsruhe will be presented within this framework.
The film is in German and has English subtitles.
The project was created on the occasion of the Heimattage Baden-Württemberg 2017 and is sponsored by the city of Karlsruhe. The documentary was also made possible thanks to the Crowdfunding platform “Together for our City” of the Volksbank Karlsruhe, which many donors donated to the project.
Further information (in German):
Source: filmboard e.V.
Images: © filmboard e.V.