Ein Film von Angela Zumpe
In Kooperation mit dem Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk – mdr
gefördert von der Mitteldeutschen Medienförderung MDM
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„Go over there!“ – This was the saying heard again and again in 1968. Anyone who criticized the Federal Republic during the hot phase of the student revolts could leave. Over to the GDR. But who would have seriously thought of taking this crazy step?
In the documentary film „Transit,“ director Angela Zumpe goes in search of her brother, who left his conservative parental home in West Germany in 1968 at the age of 21 to move to the GDR. Only eight months later he killed himself, without the details of the circumstances being clarified. 40 years after the suicide, the director goes in search of clues and on her journey discovers biographies and stories of people who, like her brother, moved from West to East; among them people who had not yet given up the longing for a „third way,“ a socialism with a human face.