About the film
Marienthal : The Sociography of an Unemployed Community
Release Date: February 21, 1988
|Production Companies||:||ZDF, ORF, MR TV-Film|
|Writers||:||Karin Brandauer, Heide Kouba|
One of the main theses of the Marienthal study was that prolonged unemployment leads to a state of apathy in which the victims do not utilize any longer even the few opportunities left to them. The vicious cycle between reduced opportunities and reduced level of aspiration has remained the focus of all subsequent discussions.