ANHALT~Michael – documentaire Hester Overmars – Verboden Vlucht
Author: Hester Overmars Publisher: Zuidenwind Filmproductions Year: 2014 Artist: Hester Overmars DVD 54 minutes German language English and Dutch subtitled
Hester Overmars – Verboden Vlucht
June 19th, 1983. At a clearing in a forest close to the East-German city of Teichel, Thomas and Gundula Anhalt secretly put together an aircraft. Their oldest son Michael is being turned into a small soldier for the socialist state at school and their youngest daughter Isabell is only three years old. Longing for freedom and a better future for their children, Thomas and Gundula want to escape life under a communist regime. However, their activities in the windy field don’t go unnoticed. The family is arrested and sentenced to prison Thirty years later the family members look back on the events, which are still a determining factor in their lives. What were the consequences of their attempted escape for the relationships within the family? And did the parents eventually manage to realize their dream of leading a life of freedom together with their children?