Farewell Comrades! (Media Event)

Starting from the historical peak of the communist power expansion in 1975, “Farewell Comrades!” follows the 16-year countdown ending with the breakdown of the Soviet Empire – told from the perspective of the people who experienced, caused or tried to anticipate it.

News

  • - "Farewell, Comrades!" at Filmfestival Cinematik

    At the opening of the Filmfestival Cinematik, the 7th international Filmfestival in Piešťany, the first Episode of “Farewell, Comrades!” is [...]

    At the opening of the Filmfestival Cinematik, the 7th international Filmfestival in Piešťany, the first Episode of "Farewell, Comrades!" is brought to Slovakia. On Friday 7th September the episode "Victory" is shown at 4.30 pm followed by the first screening of "Farewell, Comrades!" in Slovak TV on SVT. On that note: Sbohem, soudruzi!

    Cinematik Film Festival


  • - "Farewell Comrades! Interactive." nominated for`FRANCE 24/RFI Web documentary award 2012´

    Our award-winning web format recently was nominated for the `FRANCE 24 – RFI Prize for the best web documentary 2012´. “Farewell [...]

    Our award-winning web format recently was nominated for the `FRANCE 24 – RFI Prize for the best web documentary 2012´. "Farewell Comrades! Interactive." was selected among 8 productions. We keep our fingers crossed.

    Web documentary award 2012


  • - „Farewell Comrades“ is nominated for the Grimme Award

    Breaking news from Marl: our TV series “Farewell Comrades!“ by Andrei Nekrasov is nominated for the Grimme Award 2013! The [...]

    Breaking news from Marl: our TV series “Farewell Comrades!“ by Andrei Nekrasov is nominated for the Grimme Award 2013! The jury selected a total of 57 productions out of 807 entries; “Farewell Comrades!” is nominated in the category “Information – TV series”. Over six episodes, the series follows the 16-year countdown leading to the breakdown of the Soviet Empire – told from the perspective of the people who experienced, caused or tried to prevent it. The winners of the 49th Grimme Award will be announced on April 12, 2013 in Marl, Germany.

    Grimme Award 2013 - Nominations 'Culture and Information'


Projekte


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    Farewell Comrades! (Interactive)

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    Farewell Comrades! (TV-Series, 6 parts)


Farewell Comrades! (Media Event)

In 2011, the world will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the end of the division of Europe – indeed, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Iron Curtain are the most important historical events in post-war Europe. They shaped the face of Europe today.

But why did the Soviet Empire collapse only 16 years later? What forces were there behind the creeping erosion and sudden collapse? Why could no one foresee the unthinkable?

Produced in collaboration with Eastern European writers, directors and coproducers, this saga will be launched in 2011 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the USSR, the final act of the Cold War, an event that still today shapes our world order.

The 6 x 52-minute TV series is at the core of the project. Farewell Comrades! Interactive is the second pillar of the media event. We will take the user on an interactive journey through our outstanding archive material to investigate the reasons, stories and theses behind the end of the superpower. A book published in several countries by renowned publishing house Beck will accompany the launch of the series and web format. Furthermore, as part of the project and in collaboration with institutional partners we will present a series of events, discussions, and presentations in all involved countries.

TV series:
Director: Andrei Nekrasov
Script: Jean-François Colosimo, Andrei Nekrasov, György Dalos
Executive producers: Christian Beetz, Olivier Mille
Supervising producer: Georg Tschurtschenthaler
With the support of: The MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Web format:
Interactive concept: Christian Beetz, Lena Thiele, Sonja Schmidt
Author and creative producer: Lena Thiele
Audiovisual realisation: Pierre-Olivier Francois
With the support of: The MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Book:
Author: György Dalos
Publishers: Christian Beetz, Olivier Mille

  • "Farewell, Comrades!"

    Filmfestival Cinematik - Piešťany, Slovakia
    07 September 2012 at 4:30 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! – Wars

    Spiegel Geschichte
    23 July 2013 at 4:10 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! - Collaps

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    17 February 2014 at 4:20 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! - Collaps

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    18 February 2014 at 8:40 am

  • Farewell Comrades! - Awakening

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    22 May 2014 at 5:20 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! - Hope

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    23 May 2014 at 1:35 am

  • Farewell Comrades! - Hope

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    23 May 2014 at 9:30 am

  • Farewell Comrades! – Collaps

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    26 May 2014 at 1:30 am

  • Farewell Comrades! - Wars

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    08 August 2014 at 9:50 am

  • Farewell Comrades! - Victory

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    12 August 2014 at 8:55 am

  • Farewell Comrades! - Awakening

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    12 August 2014 at 10:00 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! - Rebellion

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    12 August 2014 at 10:55 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! Victory

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    13 April 2015 at 4:20 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! Victory

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    14 April 2015 at 8:35 am

  • Farewell Comrades! Wars

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    14 April 2015 at 4:30 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! Wars

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    15 April 2015 at 9:40 am

  • Farewell Comrades! Hope

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    15 April 2015 at 4:25 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! Victory

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    16 April 2015 at 1:30 am

  • Farewell Comrades! Hope

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    16 April 2015 at 9:40 am

  • Farewell Comrades! Awakening

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    16 April 2015 at 4:15 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! Wars

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    17 April 2015 at 1:35 am

  • Farewell Comrades! Awakening

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    17 April 2015 at 9:10 am

  • Farewell Comrades! Rebellion

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    17 April 2015 at 4:30 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! Hope

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    18 April 2015 at 1:25 am

  • Farewell Comrades! Rebellion

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    18 April 2015 at 9:20 am

  • Farewell Comrades! Awakening

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    19 April 2015 at 1:20 am

  • Farewell Comrades! Rebellion

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    20 April 2015 at 1:35 am

  • Farewell Comrades! – Hope (1985-1987)

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    20 October 2015 at 5:20 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! – Wars (1980–1985)

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    21 October 2015 at 2:00 am

  • Farewell Comrades! – Hope (1985-1987)

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    21 October 2015 at 9:35 am

  • Farewell Comrades! – Awakening (1988)

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    21 October 2015 at 5:20 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! – Hope (1985-1987)

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    22 October 2015 at 2:10 am

  • Farewell Comrades! – Awakening (1988)

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    22 October 2015 at 9:10 am

  • Farewell Comrades! – Rebellion (1989)

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    22 October 2015 at 5:25 pm

  • Farewell Comrades! – Awakening (1988)

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    23 October 2015 at 1:50 am

  • Farewell, Comrades! - Collapse

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    23 October 2015 at 5:20 pm

  • Farewell, Comrades! - Collapse

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    24 October 2015 at 9:55 am

  • Farewell Comrades - Victory (1975 - 1977)

    Spiegel Geschichte
    09 November 2015 at 5:50 am