'Code Name "Cyclist" (Radfahrer)', Screening

Thursday, 18 November 2010


For this special screening Director Marc Thümmler will present and discuss his film with GDR photographer Harald Hauswald.

Considered a ‘subversive element’, GDR photographer Harald Hauswald- founder member of the renowned Ostkreuz photo agency - was observed by the Stasi for several years under the code name Radfahrer (cyclist). Marc Thümmler juxtaposes Hauswald’s pictures with excerpts from state security reports, and the resulting film gives an insight into everyday life in 1980s East Germany as well as the Stasi agents' attempts to analyze Hauswald's work.

German with subtitles, 2008 Cert. U

Presented in association with Goethe - Institut Glasgow