- Sonya Schönberger
Artifacts of MS Völkerfreundschaft an artistic approach to travel with an intuitive narration by playwright Enis Maci.
Video by Sonya Schönberger, 28:45 minutes, Los Angeles/Berlin, 2022
The Wende Museum in Culver City, California has an impressive collection of artifacts that were made and used in East Germany and tell of a country that no longer exists. Some remnants of the MS VölkerFreundschaft - the so-called socialist dream ship - are also kept there. Playwright Enis Maci looks at the private and official relics and piece together her thoughts on the nature of travel in a country that banned most western travel. Maci is accompanied in her intuitive narration and the attempt to approach a situation, a place, a feeling that seems blurry from today's perspective.
With thanks to Enis Maci, Wende Museum Culver City, Villa Aurora Los Angeles