BLUE BIRD / BLAUVOGEL

BLUE BIRD / BLAUVOGEL


DDR 1979, D: Ulrich Weiß, 92 Min.
Fiction, German OV, FSK age rating 6+, recommended for 8+
LUCAS 1981

George is the son of a white settler family based in America, and lives at a time when the ground of that continent is fought for by the English, French and Native Americans. One day, a group of Iroquois Indians capture the boy, and take him into their tribe. Blue Bird, a boy of his age, recently died, so George is set to take his place. His new father Small Bear and his new mother Midday Sun try their best to introduce him to the tribal life, and after a while, George doesn’t only get used to his new life, but he also starts to see the social benefits of the Native American community. Seven years later, a contract between the whites and the Native Americans is made: all adopted and captured whites must be set free. That’s how George is reunited with his real parents. However, he can no longer identify with that ‘new world’, built upon the suppression and extermination of Native Americans, and he decides to return to the Iroquois.

FRI, 20.10., 2.30 PM
Cinema at the Deutsches Filmmuseum

SUN, 22.10., 3 PM
Cinema at the Deutsches Filmmuseum