Goethe-Institut are delighted that director Jasco Viefhues will be present for a Q&A after the screening of the documentary Rescue the Fire (Rettet das Feuer), hosted by Dr Cole Collins from the Edinburgh College of Art.

Germany 2018/19 | Director: Jasco Viefhues | Duration: 82 min. | in German with English subtitles | FSK rating (DE): from 12 years

In the early 1990s, the AIDS epidemic reached its tragic peak. The Berlin photographer and artist Jürgen Baldiga was directly affected: while he himself was fighting the HIV virus, he had to watch entire circles of friends disappear. To prevent their stories from being lost with the people, Baldiga became a chronicler of his time: he recorded the people and events of his environment in countless pictures - until his death in 1993. 25 years later, director Jasco Viefhues met Baldiga's companions and combined the conversations with a wealth of photos and archive material, some of which has never been seen before. The result is a portrait of an idiosyncratic artist, and at the same time a documentary about the AIDS crisis and life in the gay scene in West Berlin at the time.

Source: Filmportal.de

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© Schwules Museum Berlin - on loan from Aron Neubert, 2023

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    Goethe-Institut Glasgow

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    3 Park Circus, Glasgow, UK

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    0141 332 2555

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