50 kilometres of files (Radioplay)

By Haug / Kaegi / Wetzel

In German language only.

»At 22.20 a male and a female person left the church – they walked, each pushing a bicycle, along Auguststrasse. At 22.27 they entered a residential building in Kleine Hamburger Strasse and went up to the 4th floor, where they opened the right-hand door to a flat and entered the dwelling. The name that was attached to the door to the flat had been blacked out.«

More than 50 kilometres of files are stored in the Stasi records office central archive; records of actions, meetings, conversations. Rimini Protokoll developed a radio drama out of this material in which former observers and the formerly observed engage with their files, delving into »assessment reports«, intercepted letters and photos never before seen. They are bemused, disgusted or they laugh, and wonder at the diary that the state was keeping on them in parallel to their own lives.

Nominated for PRIX EUROPA 2012

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