Burkhard von Harder at German historical museum Berlin

DIE NARBE | THE SCAR
BY BURKHARD VON HARDER

A FILMPROJECT IN TWO PARTS

Part I: NARBE BERLIN | SCAR BERLIN

78 Minutes, 2009

20 years after the Fall: mapping the entire 156 km of the remains of the former wall from above. Persisting uninterrupted aerial views of the snowcovered city on a grey day in January 2009

original soundtrack:

FM Einheit

and

Klaus Wiese

reduxed 2013: letterboxed with subtitles (English/German)

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PART II: NARBE DEUTSCHLAND | SCAR GERMANY

967 minutes, 2009-2014

A 16 hour journey through the physical landscape and ideological boundary that once divided the world, mapping the complete length of the former Iron Curtain (1378 km) - a visual and transforming journey that in its best moments can remind you of a Barnett Newman painting in motion - continous 16 hour soundtrack by Klaus Wiese (1942-2009)

with funding by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg


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First sections of DIE NARBE DEUTSCHLAND were screened at Palais de Tokyo during Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid in 2012 and in Jinan, China in 2013.

The first complete run (Worldpremiere) is planned for 2014 (25 years of the Fall of the Wall) - to be announced

Upcoming Screenings
Part 1 Narbe Berlin | Scar Berlin

2014:


20 Years of Beijing-Berlin City Partnership 2014 - Film Fest Week in Beijing -

Beijing Filmacademy, April 15 - 23, 2014 and SAGA Cinema, Beijing




2013:

as part of the QUADflix Select program playing in November 2013 in Greenwich Village

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Reviews:

The Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 22, 2013: 'Numbing art project'

The New York Times, Nov. 21, 2013: 'Extravagant Gesture'

The Village Voice, Nov. 20, 2013: 'Bold mission'

La Repubblica Firenze, Oct. 4, 2013 'Un Omaggio alla Citta'

Lotterliebe, Berlin Blog, Feb. 8, 2013 'Fascinating Film'


DVDs' available at Amazon
and Panoramapunkt, Potsdamer Platz 1, Berlin [ panoramapunkt.de ]
Streaming Video at [ Realeyz ]