One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

This evening I visited Bio Kontrast in Upplands Väsby together with Heinz and Rolf to see a western propaganda movie called “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” based on a fantasy novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

The film is about this guy Ivan Denisovich who has been sentenced to a camp in the Soviet gulag system (but there were no such camps because we socialists are nice). He is innocent (he says), but is sentenced to ten years in a forced labor camp. The guy is heavily beaten because he is ill, despite this forced to work at a brutal construction site where the cold freezes the mortar used for bricklaying. At the end of the day, the thermometer reaches −41 °C and the cement freezes in the cement mixer.

Heinz and Rolf were both extremely horrified by the anti socialistic propaganda presented in this film. They had to go back to DDR and write a song about how nice it can be in such a camp (but they don’t exist so its not necessary to write a song anyway).

“Zementwerk in Sibirien” desperately tries to put focus on how important it is to treat cement in a nice way.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen,