Williamsburg Walk I Film by Angela Zumpe I HD I 16 min. I 2012


Walking down the streets of Williamsburg Brooklyn today with hipsters, bodegas, corporate stores, dive bars, cabs, families etc, its almost hard to believe that Williamsburg was once a place with the burning trash cans and abandoned buildings. Most of the old Hispanic population has long since been forced out, the bohemians moved in.
In 1981 I shared an Appartement with my roommate Madison Smartt Bell in Williamsburg, who became a wellknown writer for fiction in the 90ies. A walk through our former neighborhood, a visual Music Collage, which evokes a flashback to New York in the 80ies, when spontaneous human combustion was part of the Art Szene.

TRANSIT Dokfilm 80 min. von Angela Zumpe, D 2010

TRAILER: with english subtitles
EINESTAGES – Spiegel online: http://einestages.spiegel.de/static/topicalbumbackground/6529/_bleiben_will_ich_wo_ich_nie_gewesen_bin.html
INTERVIEW: http://de.sevenload.com/videos/uL6GVzB-Interview-mit-Angela-Zumpe
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/14179631
Dokumentarfilm von Angela Zumpe, 80 Min. Deutschland 2010 – deutsch mit engl. UT
TRANSIT ( 2010 ) – Documentary 80 Min. / German with english Subtitles
2010 Premiere bei ACHTUNG BERLIN new berlin filmaward im Babylon Mitte http://www.achtungberlin.de
Buch und Regie – Written and directed by: Angela Zumpe
Redaktion – Commissioning Editor: Beate Schönfeldt MDR
Produzent – Producer: Cine Impuls Leipzig Holm Taddiken
Distribution: Basis-Film Verleih
Co-Producer: paste up production Angela Zumpe
Gefördert von: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM)
Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien (SLM) Leipzig

May 1968: The student protests in West-Berlin are in full swing. My 21-year-old brother Reinhard openly flirts with socialist tenants, partly out of protest against our conservative father. He resolves to take drastic measures and relocate to East Germany… a complete scandal. It is the last we hear from him.
Eight months later, Reinhard is found dead. What drove him behind the Iron Curtain, and what happened to him there? Nearly forty years later, I go in search of traces of his short life in East Germany. Along the way,I encounter several people who, like my brother, went “against the current”.

Produced by Cine Impuls Leipzig and paste up production Berlin
Supported by MDR, MDM, SLM, Anhalt University of Applied Science
Distribution: Basis-Film Verleih