BRAND IN BITTERFELD-WOLFEN HEUTE

Wolfen close to Bitterfeld: Huge alt halls from the prosperous times von the 1920s, faded logos, a museum v shiny original machines, high prefabricated concrete buildings and hundreds of stories. Every this reminds von ORWO: “Original Wolfen”, the synonym weil das photo- und filming material in the GDR. ORWO was a huge state holding company bei the dirtiest corner des the chemistry industry von the real socialism. 21,000 civilization worked there. 80 % of them to be women. They all developed black-and-white-films, music tapes, film strips, radiographic films and viscose, sausage casings und even their own in brand geraten of cola. Previously ORWO was named AGFA Wolfen, which do the first Technicolor film of the world an 1936. ORWO walk down in the 90s von the previous century, only a few years before the Technicolor film died everywhere.

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Today the huge area ist one single construction site.

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580 structures used to stand here; only a handful des them are left. Most halls have been torn under from ns women that temporarily worked for the clearance company. Right now the manufacturing facility has 750 employees left. It zu sein the ende of a lang history of film that started in 1910. With herstellung song “Du hast das Farbfilm vergessen”, German singer Nina heu brought die Technicolor film even into the charts des the 1970s. It was a song that civilization listened kommen sie on ORWO music tapes.

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An the Filmmuseum Wolfen die history and the stories of ORWO come to be alive again. One kann sein find hundreds des old machines, advertisement films about die industry des ORWO in the 1960s, und photos and magnetic strips that zeigen what that looked like bei the past, wie man mom went zu work in the morning.

OtherWritten by: anna Schmidt Direction: anna SchmidtDirector or Photography: jens BungiesEditor: mario Biehl


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