Dreams / Gunter Eich.

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Dreams / Gunter Eich.
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Originally broadcast in 1951, Traume (Dreams) caused an outcry from listeners. The play consists of five thematically related dramas, each one occuring on a different continent. Dream 1 (Germany) is about a family incarcerated in a rolling boxcar for 40 years, only to reject the world outside when offered. Dream 2 (China) is about a young boy who is sacrificed to restore the health of an old man. Dream 3 (Australia) portrays fearful neighbors who drive a young family out of town for being happy. Dream 4 (Africa) follows two young men on safari who become disoriented by the jungle and lose all sense of purpose. Dream 5 (America) shows that amid prosperity, a young American couple discover that they are being hollowed out from within.

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1 reel (89 min.) : 15 ips., stereo.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1991.
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