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Press Releases 2004

Selling Democracy

Feb 07, 2004:
Selling Democracy – Welcome Mr. Marshall

The programme series Selling Democracy – Welcome Mr. Marshall will be opened on Sunday, 8 February at 10:30 am by the curators Sandra Schulberg and Dr. Rainer Rother in CinemaxX 6. There will be a Q&A session about the series following the opening speeches.

The following short films will be screened:

Ich und Mr. Marshall, 13 min.

The Shoemaker and the Hatter, John Halas, 16 min.

The Story of Koula, 21 min.

Nicht stören – Funktionärsversammlung, Hans Herbst, 16 min.

Village without Waters, David Kurland, 13 min.

The panel discussion “The Marshall Plan Films and their filmhistoric and political importance” will take place on Sunday, 8 February at 2:00 pm in the Berlin Film Museum, first floor. The presentation will be in English, entry is free.

The following filmmakers and film-historians will be on the panel:

Mike Meyer (Editor Newsweek)

Dr. Manfred Grieger (Volkswagen)

Georg Tressler

Prof. Tom Mascaro

Prof. David Ellwood

Sandra Schulberg

Dr. Rainer Rother

Selling Democracy screenings will be attended by the following special guests:

Monday, 9 February, Sandra Schulberg

Tuesday, 10 February, Jürgen Graf, „Mister Rias“

Thursday, 12 February, Jürgen Tressler

The series Selling Democracy – Welcome Mr. Marshall is made possible thanks to the generous support of Volkswagen.

Press Office

February 7, 2004