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Maschine in der ehemaligen Filmfabrik Wolfen © Industrie- und Filmmuseum Wolfen
© Industrie- und Filmmuseum Wolfen

Former employees of the film factory explain the production of analog color film at the Industrie- und Filmmuseum Wolfen and show what has been in the dark for decades.

The opening of the film factory in Wolfen in 1910 marked the beginning of 84 eventful years of industrial history. The film factory was to fundamentally change the Anhalt village of Wolfen and film technology. Industrial history was made in Wolfen in 1936 with the production of the world’s first practicable color film. Until the factory closed in 1994, thousands of workers produced and developed analog films, magnetic tapes and much more here. These were sold all over the world under the Agfa brand, later under ORWO. Thanks to the commitment of some former employees, many objects and documents from the film factory have been secured and preserved. Today, the entire historical production process is illustrated in the Wolfen Industry and Film Museum using original machines.

In cooperation with the Industrie- und Filmmuseum Wolfen.

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