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Dates

27.02.2020, 19 H

Admission free

DDR-Witze und der BND (GDR Jokes and the BND)


Film


Comedian Lutz van der Horst, © MDR, Lew Hohmann

Comedian Lutz van der Horst, © MDR, Lew Hohmann

The political joke as a barometer of public opinion: Lew Hohmann’s documentary DDR-Witze und der BND (GDR Jokes and the BND) deals with a secret operation by the German Federal Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst/BND). In 1977 West German Agents were to record and analyse East German jokes. This rather peculiar and top secret undertaking reveals a lot about the country’s morale.
DDR-Witze und der BND (GDR Jokes and the BND)
DE | 2016 | 45 Min. by Lew Hohmann The film will be shown in the original Version (German). More inforamtion on MDR's homepage here. As part of the "Little Friday" celebrating the anniversary year of the Dortmund U.
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