Essay film in production
A vase, a book, a bracelet, a lock of hair. Christian Riemenschneider probes such objects and tries to determine if they were illegally expropriated and given to Museums during German National Socialism and colonial times. The film DBTF. ORIGINS explores their fragmented stories and gives insights into investigative methods and restitution work of provenance research in South Lower Saxony.
Camera, Audio, Editing: Janek Totaro and Johannes Kohout
With: Christian Riemenschneider
in cooperation with: Landschaftsverband Südniedersachsen e.V.
and the museums of Einbeck, Uslar, Osterode and Alfeld
Funded by: German LostArt Foundation
Germany 2022, 50 Min