Hände am Werk – Ein Lied von deutscher Arbeit (1935)

The full title of this film is “Hande am Werk – Ein Lied von deutscher Arbeit”, and the title is appropriate. This can best be described as a “symphonic poem”, with most of the film being music and a pictorial presentation of the various forms of labour, which were making a place for Germany among the top industrial producers of a world deep in economic recession. At a time when most of the world looked enviously at Germany’s falling unemployment rates and the success of the National-Socialists in pulling the country out of the worldwide Depression, a film about and dedicated to labour was no abstract concept the common man couldn’t understand.

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