Revolution! The Year 1968

 

Documentary film, 90 min.

Production: HMR Produktion for ZDF

 


Directors/Script:


Lutz Hachmeister, Stefan Aust


Co-Authors:


Mathias von der Heide, Christian Wagener


Directors of Photography:


Wolfgang Lindig, Dirk Wojcik

Editor:

Werner von Bergen

Cutter:

Christian Wagener


Sound:


Vincent Muhsik, Axel Jäger


Sound Mix:


Christian Wilmes


Postproduction:


Janosch Benz, Ufuk Genc

 

First Broadcast: December 12, 2008, ZDF

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

 

In their Film Revolution! The Year 1968, former Head of SPIEGEL Magazine Stefan Aust and Lutz Hachmeister explore the unknown parts of the international 1968 phenomenon. Amidst pictures of rioting students worldwide, US-Troops during Tet-Offensive and Black Panther Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, they focus on incidents, which due to the sheer mass of events have almost fallen to oblivion.

Mixing rare footage, TV-Shows and movies with interviews of internationally well known contemporary witnesses, the film depicts the global impetus of the 1968 student revolt. The different stories of the film’s protagonists add up to a surprising overall picture of this unprecedented year.