Das Lied der Deutschen or The Song of the Germans
Das Lied der Deutschen or The Song of the Germans was recorded in Kreutsberg, Berlin after the Germany vs Argentina quarter final in the FIFA 2010 world cup. Germany won 4-0. It follows the minutes shortly after the final whistle is blown, as the citizens of Berlin re-populate the previously deserted city streets.
Shot on a domestic stills camera it captures the sounds of the first car horns and the church bells and images of German flag carrying revellers- a relatively new occurrence in Germanys post War War 2 history. At points abstract images of the surrounding architecture allow the narrative to be driven by the soundtrack of unseen celebration and movement.