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“Rolling Roadshow” Volksbühne Berlin

Video and performance series in search of employees of the defunct light bulb combine VEB NARVA in East Berlin, who participated in director Benno Besson’s 1976 experiment in political theater for the common worker based on Brecht’s didactic piece The Exception and the Rule (Die Ausnahme und die Regel). On intellectualism and resistance to the GDR authorities and new capitalists, to the point of defeat in the face of Western buyers and their shady tricks.