Ihre Zeitungen is a political film rooted in the 1968 student campaign against the Springer press group, which controlled popular dailies such as the Berliner Zeitung and the Bild Zeitung. Claiming the latter were manipulating public opinion, the students laid siege to the publisher's offices. These events made a strong impression on the German collective conscience, and it's in this context that Farocki made this "agit-prop" film.
(Catalouge, Locarno Filmfestival, 1998)
All Works of this Decade:Untitled or: Nixon comes to BerlinInextinguishable FireInstructions on how to Pull off Police HelmetsUntitled or: The Wandering Cinema for Engineering StudentsThree Shots at RudiWhite ChristmasTheir NewspapersThe Campaign VolunteerThe Words of the ChairmanTwo PathsEverybody a Berliner Kindl