Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO

Parent Event

Film programme About Love
DDR 1975

A short essay consisting of photographs of poverty and injustice in the world, ending with a picture of Lenin holding a cat. Lenin’s famous love of cats was often used to argue that he wasn’t in fact a dictator, because cats simply elude the authoritarian will of people – unlike Hitler’s sheepdog, for example. The poem about Lenin with the cat is by Günter Kunert.

Joachim Hellwig, DDR 1975, 3 min, distribution: Progress Film-Verleih