Helbra

Dokus
Independent
| 75
German
| English

This documentary observes the struggle of three men against their heroin addiction. All three live in a small village in Mansfeld Land, where the director of the film also called home. The region used to live off mining, but since the closure of the works in 1990, unemployment and lack of opportunities have made the young generation susceptible to drug use. In addition to its description of this phenomenon, the film is also a loving portrait of HELBRA, the East German village, and its inhabitants.