This review explores the DVD Counter Images: GDR Underground Films 1983-1989 and the documentary "The Subversive Camera." By exploring the complexities of GDR society, the 1980 punk and new wave movements and the importance of the images, this review suggests the shocking images run counter to mainstream cinema. This has applications to the classrooms studying the political / historical context of the GDR and cinema studies. It raises the larger question if films made in the GDR must always be studied within their political system.
"Counter Images: GDR-Underground Films 1983-1989 The Nonconformist Super-8 Scene,"
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/edge/vol1/iss1/7