Alexanderplatz überrumpelt

Alexanderplatz Unawares
These fragments of a documentary film project by Peter Pewas about Berlin’s Alexanderplatz show the neon signs on the big department stores, but also children playing unsupervised amid the rubble of vacant lots, passers-by trudging hurriedly through the slush, and a torchlight procession of Nazi storm troopers – a heterogeneous social reality. The film was never completed because the director was arrested by the Gestapo and the footage seized.
by Peter Pewas Germany 1932-34 Without dialogue 8’ Black/White


Director Peter Pewas

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Film Print: Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin

Peter Pewas


Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018