Heynowski & Scheumann - Kannibalen


  • Heynowski & Scheumann - Kannibalen
  • Heynowski & Scheumann - Kannibalen

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Kannibalen was produced by two prominent East German documentary film makers about a West German mercenary called Kongo Mueller. It is probably one of the greatest (if not the greatest) anti-imperialistic propaganda books and is very much aimed at West Germany. It was rediscovered as a photobook by Thomas Wiegand in an article in Fotokritik: (http://www.fotokritik.de/artikel_88_1.html) Google does a pretty good job of translating it. Kannibalen is also one of the star attractions in the forthcoming third volume of the Parr and Badger History of the Photobook which has made it even scarcer and more expensive recently. One of the interesting bits about the book is that most of the photographs are NOT by Mueller but by Gerd Heidemann, who was a Stern Reporter. He is best known as the main engine behind the faked Hitler diaries which adds a surreal aspect to the whole show. It is sometimes referred to as a protest book which is slightly problematic This book was published in the DDR and all East German protest books were really devised, designed, and manufactured by the state to show their good citizens what a good place the East was compared to the West. Listed in Parr/Badger volume 3

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