Traces Of War
Panorama 4: Film & Video
Three attempts – one beautiful, one intelligent, and one exciting – at finding a way of dealing with the past. In the first film a photogenic piece of no-man’s land is still remembered by some as a heavily-guarded border zone. A monument for everyone, or: does the war indeed need to be remembered along ethnic lines? – that’s the question in the second film. In History of a Cake the baking of a cake is as a monument to memory; slowly, even the past begins to take on more shape.
Menschen Am Kanal, Bernhard Sallmann (Germany, 1999, 16mm, 23min)
Oh Muttererde, Vaterland, Florian Wüst (Germany, 1999, 16mm, 34min)
History Of Cake, Kristina Leko (Croatia, 1999, video, 21min)