The Journey


16h 33m 1987

Brief Synopsis

This pioneering attempt at a fully international cinema, consists of Watkins's extended conversations with families and nongovernmental organizations about the arms race and its relationship to world hunger, gender politics, and the functioning of the mass media; gripping personal recollections of s

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Weg, Die Reise, Journey, Reise, Resan, Weg
Release Date
1987
Location
Hamburg, West Germany; Australia; France; Lewis, Wales, United Kingdom; Soviet Union; Mexico; Utica, New York, USA; Finland; Canada; Nagasaki, Japan; Mozambique; Norway; Sweden; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; England, United Kingdom; Italy; Tahiti, French Polynesia; Denmark; Hiroshima, Japan; Portland, Oregon, USA; Seattle, Washington, USA; New Zealand

Technical Specs

Duration
16h 33m

Synopsis

This pioneering attempt at a fully international cinema, consists of Watkins's extended conversations with families and nongovernmental organizations about the arms race and its relationship to world hunger, gender politics, and the functioning of the mass media; gripping personal recollections of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Hamburg during World War II; and the dramatization of evacuation scenarios by community groups.

Crew

Norddeutscher Rundfunk (ndr)

Video

Jane Abercrombie

Screenplay

Madlen Abojan

Production Manager

Dale Abrams

Photography

Mark Achbar

Producer

Mark Achbar

Other

Mark Achbar

Video

Mary Achbar

Researcher

Bill Affolter

Producer

Lena Ag

Production Assistant

Lynn Aitken

Costumes

Penny Allen

Other

Jonathan Amitay

Animator

Siobhan Angley

Producer

Carmen Arcuri

Production Assistant

Takeshi Asami

Producer

Christine Assal

Production Assistant

Chris Atkins

Video

Patrick Auzepy

Camera Assistant

Jacques Avoine

Animation Photography

Robert Baber

Researcher

Robert Baber

Coproducer

Alain Baggi

Electrician

Robin L P Bain

Animation Photography

Sunithi Bajekal

Production Assistant

Carmela Baker

Production Assistant

Paul Baker

Production Assistant

Harry Bardwell

Production Assistant

Jenny Barnes

Producer

Jan Baross

Production Manager

Jan Baross

Photography

Dianne Barry

Camera Assistant

Tony Barta

Producer

Martin Bartfeld

Producer

Gwynne Basen

Researcher

Gwynne Basen

Producer

Gwynne Basen

Production Manager

Jacinto Bay-bay

Camera Assistant

Philippe Baylauco

Producer

Claude Beaugrand

Sound

Klaus W Becker

Researcher

Manfred Becker

Editor

Manfred Becker

Sound Editor

Manfred Becker

Producer

Chuck Bell

Researcher

Jim Bell

Other

Walentin Belowolow

Production Assistant

Debbie Benzer

Other

Tricia Benzie

Researcher

Marie-r Bernard

Interpreter

Marie-r Bernard

Researcher

Hans-dietrich Beyer

Production Assistant

Angelika Birk

Production Assistant

Jacqueline Blanchard

Producer

Joan Blanchfield

Production Assistant

Roxanna Blat

Researcher

Roxana Blatt

Screenplay

Katie Boanas

Producer

Edmund Boerger

Production Assistant

Wladimir Bogdanow

Lighting

Bernard Bordeleau

Other

Jon Gisle Borseth

Camera Assistant

Denise Bowman

Producer

Catharina Bragee

Researcher

Catharina Bragee

Production Coordinator

Catherina Bragee

Production Assistant

Tony Brand

Production Assistant

Gabi Brandt

Production Assistant

Hans Brecht

Production Assistant

Philip Brockway

Production Assistant

Heinz Bruer

Production Assistant

David Bruno

Production Assistant

Hans Brunswig

Production Assistant

Tine Bryld

Producer

Richard Burman

Production Assistant

Christine Burt

Other

Christine Burt

Producer

Muriel Burt

Production Assistant

Chris Cain

Camera Assistant

Fernando Camara

Sound

Allison Campbell

Production Assistant

Dan Campion

Producer

Don Canfield

Camera

Genevieve Capelle

Other

Genevieve Capelle

Researcher

Uwe Cardaun

Sound

Alistair Carr

Producer

Alistar Carr

Researcher

Anthony Casale

Production Assistant

Armando Castillon

Camera Assistant

Anne Catling

Producer

Guy Cavagnac

Production Assistant

Chris Cavanagh

Producer

Sertorio Chambale

Interpreter

Claude Chamberlan

Production Assistant

Ann-marie Chandler

Sound

Helene Chatlain

Production Assistant

Diane Chaurett

Researcher

Adrian Cherubin

Electrician

Adrian Cherubin

Lighting

Claude Chevalier

Other

Jimmy Chin

Other

Peter Chrisrtoff

Photography

Peter Christoff

Producer

Kim Dok Chul

Photography

Jane Churchill

Graphics Coordinator

Jane Churchill

Producer

Jane Churchill

Other

Joan Churchill

Producer

Joan Churchill

Graphics Coordinator

Susan Clarke

Props

Tom Coin

Production Assistant

Carol Collins

Other

Eric Coulter

Production Assistant

Frances Courtney

Producer

Neil Courtney

Producer

Neil Courtney

Researcher

John Cumming

Other

John Cumming

Boom Operator

Jan Cyr

Sound

Bengt Danielsson

Researcher

Bengt Danielsson

Producer

Marie-therese Danielsson

Producer

Barbara Davies

Production Assistant

Kerry Davis

Swing Gang

Mary Ellen Davis

Production Assistant

Georgia Deal

Production Assistant

Grant Dearnaley

Other

P Deffontaines

Boom Operator

Robert Del Tredici

Video

Robert Del Tredici

Other

Robert Del Tredici

Photography

Cheryl Delaurentis

Production Assistant

Huibert Den Draak

Animator

Daniel Desmarais

Interpreter

Marie Desousa

Other

Boris Deswaan

Photography

Carole Deswaan

Producer

Sylvia Deswaan

Photography

Jorg Deuss

Production Assistant

Debbie Devgan

Producer

Arlette Dion

Other

Stella Douglas

Producer

Jim Douglass

Production Assistant

Shelly Douglass

Production Assistant

Joanne Lee Dow

Producer

Joanne Lee Dow

Researcher

Martin Duckworth

Photography

Georges Dufaux

Production Assistant

Raymond Dumas

Animation Photography

Catherine Dunn

Interpreter

Krista Perry Dunn

Other

Mona Dunn

Production Assistant

Dr. Michael Dworkin

Production Assistant

Marion Eadie

Interpreter

Noel Eadie

Producer

Charles Eddis

Production Assistant

Carla Edelenbos

Researcher

L S Edmondson

Sound

Eric Alan Edwards

Other

Eric Alan Edwards

Photography

Dr. Gordon Edwards

Production Assistant

Brigitta Elv S

Production Assistant

Jan A Engebretsen

Camera Operator

Peter Englen

Production Assistant

Matthew Ennis

Sound

Robin Esterkind

Producer

Tihipua Faatauira

Producer

Dagmar Fagerholt

Producer

Jean Faure

Camera Assistant

Harriett Fels

Producer

Daniel Fleming

Production Assistant

Angie Flores

Other

Dominic Cappello Foj

Producer

Francis Fourcou

Production Assistant

Francis Fourcou

Production Manager

Joachim Frank

Production Assistant

Norges Fredslag

Producer

Norbert Friedlander

Production Assistant

Anna Fudakowska

Producer

Anna Fudakowska

Assistant Editor

Anna Fudakowska

Photography

Joseph Fusco

Production Assistant

Jan Erik Gammleng

Production Manager

Ralph Gardner-white

Interpreter

Maria Gargiulo

Production Assistant

Peter Garstang

Production Assistant

Miguel Garzon

Photography

Armand Gatti

Production Assistant

Serge Gaudreau

Construction

Fay Gervasoni

Producer

Annette Gillies

Set Decorator

David Gislason

Other

Adrienne Gohler

Production Assistant

Michael Goldberg

Video

Shelley Goldstein

Producer

Oleg Golowkin

Lighting

Winnie Gosselin

Other

Roger Grange

Camera Assistant

Jaems Grant

Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Weg, Die Reise, Journey, Reise, Resan, Weg
Release Date
1987
Location
Hamburg, West Germany; Australia; France; Lewis, Wales, United Kingdom; Soviet Union; Mexico; Utica, New York, USA; Finland; Canada; Nagasaki, Japan; Mozambique; Norway; Sweden; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; England, United Kingdom; Italy; Tahiti, French Polynesia; Denmark; Hiroshima, Japan; Portland, Oregon, USA; Seattle, Washington, USA; New Zealand

Technical Specs

Duration
16h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 1988

Released in United States March 30, 1988

Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 24-26, 1987.

Released in United States February 1987

Released in United States April 1988 (Shown at Global Village Documentary Festival in New York City, April 14-17, 1988.)

Shown at Global Village Documentary Festival (50 minute version) in New York City, March 30, 1988.

The film is 14 1/2 hours in length divided into 19 seperate chapters.

Released in United States March 30, 1988 (Shown at Global Village Documentary Festival (50 minute version) in New York City, March 30, 1988.)

Released in United States February 1987 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 24-26, 1987.)

Shown at Global Village Documentary Festival in New York City, April 14-17, 1988.

Broadcast over PBS August 1988.