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The Forgotten Treasure

The Forgotten Treasure

Tom Ehrhardt

Germany, Brazil | 2019 | 1 h 18 min
Available on October 1 – 10, 2021.

A Brazilian diplomat named Chagas Freitas realizes that he has almost unconsciously assembled a collection of Cold War-era East German art. Concerned about the treatment of culture in Brazil and feeling responsible for this important piece of art history of more than 1500 works, he decides to bring them back to Germany. Brilliantly directed by Tom Ehrhardt, this documentary tells the story of artists who fought to be able to work freely in a period when art was dominated by Socialist Realism and was strictly controlled by the East German regime.
Director Tom Ehrhardt
Editing Carsten Piefke
Sound Bianka Schulze
Cinematographer Gustavo Hiroyuki Almeida
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Tom Ehrhardt

Tom Ehrhardt

Tom Ehrhardt, born 1978 in Berlin, is a German filmmaker. With his Brazilian production partner Dácio Pinheiro he realizes film projects about aspects of our lives that are otherwise likely to be forgotten. Together they produced the music doc Electrified, The Forgotten Treasure (2019) and the upcoming Lenita, about an eccentric 1960s fashion photographer who became the most famous horse breeder in the world. Ehrhardt lives and works in Berlin and São Paulo.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
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