• FilmFestival Cottbus 2023
  • TV Auswertung: rbb Sorbische Utopien / Serbska utopija


Summer 2023. It's hot, the perfect weather for swimming. But things take a different turn when three friends find a diary written in the Sorbian language from the year 1964 in an abandoned village. In 1964, under pressure from newcomers, Sorbian language classes in schools were declared no longer mandatory. A fatal decision for the Sorbs. "The Diary" tells the story of the loss of identity but also of the magic that can arise when something new enters our lives.


  • Directed Screenplay by:Dirk Lienig
  • Dramaturgy:Juliane Schunke
  • Camera / Film Editor:Luc Lapaz
  • Music:Hanno Busch
  • Sound:Rico Hofmann
  • Sound Editor:Karsten Höfer
  • Color Grading / VFX:Felix Schhneider
  • Film Equipment:Leonora & Angela Schuster
  • Duration:7 min.
  • Special Thanks to:
    • Semperoper Dresden
    • Zoo Hoyerswerda
    • LEAG -Lausitzer Energie Bergbau AG
    • Dorit & Carsten Baumeister
  • Produced by:
    • LUSATIA Film
    • Kulturfabrik Hoyerswerda
    • Dirk Lienig