film & video

LASTING VALUES

Written & directed by Hartmut Jahn
D 1986 - 1996  SD 58 Min.  

LASTING VALUES
aka RADIANT YOUTH  /
BLEIBENDE WERTE

THE TEAM

with
Vera Opitz
Stephan Maaß
Julia Treffenfeldt
Annelie Maaß
Lucca Moltmann 

Written, directed, produced & edited by Hartmut Jahn 

Photograpy: Armin Fausten
Editing: Salar Homam Ghazi
Studio: Kick - online Berlin
TV-Editor:  Jürgen Tomm, Barbara Frankenstein 

Team 1995:
Photography: Armin Fausten
Assistant: Ana Fernandez
Sound: Christa Freisewinkel
Editing: Francesco Sacco

Team 1989:
Photography: Hartmut Jahn Assistant: Merle Kröger, Bettina Ellerkamp
Editing: Wolfgang Andreska 

Team 1987:
Photography: Hartmut Jahn Assistant: Martina Maurer, Konstantin Kröning 

Team 1986:
Photography: Hanno Baethe Assistant: Beate Pfeiffer  

Hartmut Jahn Filmproduktion Berlin

in collaboration with
Sender Freies Berlin (TV)

EN

A long term documentary with five Berlin kids - youngsters and now adults talking about Chernobyl, nuclear energy, life, ideas and ideals.

Permanent Values - a term which has become asynonym for the long-term effect of radiatian from the nuclear reactor accident in Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union in 1986. A strange anniversary is going to be celebrated! After May 1986, I had some long conversations with children in Berlin - seven to eleven-year-olds - and documented them. There are five portraits in which, over a period of four years (1986 - 1989), they talk about their dreams and experiences after this catastrophe in Chernobyl, which is now a ghost town in Ukraine. The actions of the reappraisal and suppression become a structural moment of everyday life for these children and young people. In the best sense of the word: out of the mouths of babes and sucklings. From 1989 on the film documented the development oft the young people and commented on their future prospects, crises and wars as mediated by the media and their own reflections. The project developed into a long-term documentary. The young people are now adults, between 19 and 22 years old. The catastrophe will have happened ten years ago in the end of April. 

The previous way of working was particularly marked by the unity of location: in the studio, in the monitor, in front of the monitor. In the present version, with the shots of 1996, the documentary stresses new aspects of their lives: ideas and ideals, separating from their parents, thinking of becoming parents theirselves... Stephan, Julia, Lucca, Annelie and Vera showing their positive dreams as well as the cracks in their biographies. The most important thing is the authenticity of the six young people in front of the camera.

DE

Porträts in einem Zeitraum von zehn Jahren 1986-1996, begonnen nach der Atomkatastrophe von Tschernobyl. Was aus den furchtbar ernsten Kindern von 1986 geworden ist, das nimmt den Zuschauer gefangen, nicht zuletzt deswegen, weil die technischen Möglichkeiten von Video ästhetisch sinnvoll eingesetzt werden: drei Lebensalter stehen nebeneinander und werden aktuell kommentiert.

Porträts in einem Zeitraum von zehn Jahren 1986-1996, begonnen nach der Atomkatastrophe von Tschernobyl. Was aus den furchtbar ernsten Kindern von 1986 geworden ist, das nimmt den Zuschauer gefangen, nicht zuletzt deswegen, weil die technischen Möglichkeiten von Video ästhetisch sinnvoll eingesetzt werden: drei Lebensalter stehen nebeneinander und werden aktuell kommentiert.

FESTIVALS:

in intl. competition:
 
10. Videofest Berlin / Transmediale 1997  May 30th 1997
RETINA Festival Szigetvar, Ungarn, August 20th1998 

TV Broadcasting:
SFB  April 26th1996
WDR  April 25th1997

1989    
LASTING VALUES 02 / BLEIBENDE WERTE 02       

in intl. Competition:

Leipziger Dokumentar- und Kurzfilmwoche 1989
HongKong Arts Centre 1989
Euro Aim Screening 1990, San Sebastian
7.Kasseler Dokumentarfilmtage, December 6th1990
Friedberger Filmtage 1990
RETINA Festival Szigetvar, Ungarn 1991
Intl. Filmfestival St. Petersburg 1993  

1987  
A NUCLEAR DIARY / BLEIBENDE WERTE 01 

Finalist
31. Int. American Film & TV Festival, New York, U.S.A. 

in intl. competition:
2. Videofest Berlin, Februar 1988
4. Manifestation Int. de TV et Vidéo Montbéliard,1988
4th Int. Ecological Film Events Kranj, Yugoslavia1989
and
L'entrepot, Paris 11/1988
Marché de Film d'Amiens 1988
Friedberger Filmtage 1988
Filmtage Salzgitter 1988
1ère Biennale Européenne du Film Documentaire, Lyon 1989
écovision 1989, Lille

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