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“ I’m making portraits of people… And I’m painting a picture of a city on the old fault line east and west. This is working against forgetting.”
What importance does Funder place on remembering in ‘Stasiland’?
High importance- wants her interviewees’ to remember their stories from life in the GDR
What does she want people to remember?
What does she want to expose?
What is her purpose?
Her purpose is to unravel the truth and expose what really happened
Starts with curiosity ends with passion
It’s evident with her detailed narration of the small aspects in every situation that Funder herself emphasises on
She wants people to remember the impact it had on each individual; Miriam, Julia, Frau Paul.
Stories of the victims
Miriam- strong, yet broken
Julia- doesn’t feel safe not able to go forward
Klaus a different type of victim
Frau Paul cries every night
Koch stuck in the past (symbolically)
Perpetrators: The propaganda, The Stasi and their methods
The puzzle women: piecing back the past- Going through old Stasi files.
The government needs to do more to remember
The regime- GDR/alternative to ‘the Stasi’
No religion/ wasn’t encouraged or practiced, only the GDR
e.g. Funder’s use of___________
T- topic sent
“ I’m making portraits of people… And I’m painting a picture of a city on the old fault line east and west. This is working