Projektgruppe Community Media

1980, 9 mins, U-matic low band, black-and-white, 5 mins (excerpts and a speech as a prologue), original (without speech) online: video collection Stadt in Bewegung (Swiss Social Archive and Memoriav)

Video by ethnology students (Projektgruppe Community Media) about the protest of May 30, 1980 in front of the opera house. The opera house riot was the beginning of the Zurich youth riots. The video was shown during a general assembly at the Volkshaus Zurich. Further screenings were banned by Zurich’s then school superintendent Alfred Gilgen, causing a stir at the university. Excerpts were used in Züri brännt and in other productions.