"Züri brännt", 1980
Züri brännt tells the story of the 1980 summer riots in Zurich. The film, produced by protagonists of the turbulence is the pamphlet of a rebellious generation. It documents the street fights, the protest marches as well as the newly won freedoms. The report on the rebellion in paradise reaches audiences abroad. Pro Helvetia includes Züri brännt in their Swiss Film Weeks and shows the movie for example in Australia in 1985.
© Videoladen Zürich
"Züri brännt", 1980
Videoladen Zürich, Züri brännt, 1980
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