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Hannes Karnick <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 18 Oct 2004 01:57:24 EDT
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In 1978 we produced the 35 min. documentary "Du sollst dich nie vor  einem
lebenden Menschen bucken" Willi Bleicher, directed by Hannes Karnick  and
Wolfgang Richter.

It is a portrait of a famous post war trade  union leader of the region of
Stuttgart. He was the opponent of Hans Martin  Schleyer, head of association
of industry, kidnapped and killed by  terrorists.

Bleicher was imprisoned by the Nazi rule due to his political  engagement as
trade unionist and communist. In the camp of Buchenwald he  saved the life of
a child brought into the camp. This story was the basis of  the novel "Nackt
unter Wolfen" by the author Bruno Apitz - also a feature  film was produced
in the former GDR. After the war he spoke very seldom of  this experience,
fearing the people would not believe what  happened.

All the best
Hannes  Karnick

Heidelberger Landstr. 89
D-64297  Datmstadt
phone ++49 6151 51771
fax ++49 6151 52100
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Auftrag von  Michele Hilmes
Gesendet: Dienstag, 28. September 2004 16:50
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Betreff: Re: [SCREEN-L] unions in  films

Philippe -- If you're interested in the labor movement and  broadcasting in
the US, check out articles by Elizabeth Fones-Wolf on radio  and
labor.  She's published several, and has a book: Selling Free  Enterprise:
The Business Assault on Labor and Liberalism (Urbana: University  of
Illinois Press, 1994) .  There's also Nathan Godfried's book  WCFL:
Chicago's Voice of Labor, 1926-1978 (Urbana: University of Illinois  Press,

And have you ever seen the Paul Muni/Michael Curtiz film  Black Fury from
1935?  Classic WB.

Good luck -- Michele

At  11:15 AM 9/28/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>I'm looking for  films & references on unions and labour movements.
>Any  suggestions?
>University of  Antwerp
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Michele  Hilmes
Professor of Media and Cultural Studies
Director, Wisconsin Center  for Film and Theater Research
Department of Communication Arts
University  of Wisconsin-Madison

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821 University Ave.
Madison,  WI  53706

608-262-9953  fax

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