‘Kurzer Abriss’ (‘Small Rips’) is a documentary on the Niethammer Papierfabrik Kriebstein AG, the hugest paper mill in the former DDR that was founded in 1856. Throughout the decades, the company has managed to persist during the various political regimes in Germany and economic depressions. Knorr literally walks along with the various employees of the current mill, combining these images with objective, long photographical shots of the company building and the operational machinery. The opening shot is of an unexpected beauty.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

  • Format Betacam SP(Betacam SP)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color col.
  • Year 2003
  • Duration 00:43:00
  • Languageinfo
    Subtitles: English UK
    Spoken: German
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