The pursuit of Zeitgeist
The reports and documentary films of Troeller/Deffarge are still topical in many respects. It was only in the current century, under the impression of failed states, ethnic upheaval, wars and refugee streams as well as the global effects of climate change, ecological destruction, financial crises and lastly the spread of terror in industrial countries, that a new consciousness arose in Europe of the dangers that are an outcome of the path taken.
All of the preserved films are digitalized and may be obtained from this site. The archive of photographs that grew out of the work with “Stern” and later film documentations will be handed over to the Folkwang Museum in Essen.