John Heartfield (1891-1968)
Heartfield, Photomontagist (1991)
English language
Director: Joe Lee

Heartfield is a documentary about German graphic artist John Heartfield, who is thought by many to be the father of photomontage. Heartfield was a committed socialist and one of the first members of the German communist party in 1918. His pioneering anti-fascist work first appeared in Weimar Germany and had its origins in the anarchic Berlin DaDa movement post WWI. Heartfield associated with artists such as George Grozs, Hannah Hoch, Otto Dix, Raoul Hausmann Rodchenko, and play write and director Bertolt Brecht.