Wie Der Berliner Arbeiter wohnt / How the Berliner worker lives (1930)
Director: Slatan Dudow
Production: Weltfilm, Berlin
Features: Black and White, 12 min.
"Ended (?) the urban working class, dissolved (?) his social status, even the urban space seems to have lost its shape of whole of functional parts, suitable for different groups and organized activities. The mass access to home ownership, has also recently converted family stories in stories of individuals, no longer linked to a relationship of contiguity, rather subject to mobility imposed by reasons of the investment property. (...)
The scope of Wie Der Berliner Arbeiter Wohnt (How the Worker Lives in Berlin, also quoted as Current Problem: as the Worker Lives) is to tell how hard those distances were in the years between ’20s and ’30s: a few minutes long "revolutionary film", filmed in 1930 by Slatan Dudow and produced in the still social democratic Berlin by the Weltfilm, a production company openly oriented towards the creation of instruments of political cinema".
by L. Ciacci, 'Movies' Column no.11, Planum. The Journal of Urbanism, http://www.planum.net