Nestler reckons with Germany’s twentieth-century legacy and denounces the treatment of workers in these films about labor exploitation, fascism, and capitalism. Q&A with Peter Nestler on 6/25.
In the Ruhr Region (1967, 34m)
Nestler is unsparing in his reckoning with Germany, its fascist history, the treatment of local and migrant workers, and the political stagnancy in the years following the war. Digital restoration courtesy of Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin.
Foreigners Pt. 1 (1976/77, 16mm, 44m)
Nestler relates the histories of shipbuilding, armaments, and war in Europe to the exploitation of labor and the circulation of knowledge and capital between countries.
Print courtesy Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin.