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Swan Island

When he is 14, Stefan’s parents decide to move the family to Marzahn, a desolate high-rise suburb of Berlin that is still under construction. Stefan’s innocent childhood suddenly ends when he encounters the bullying of an older boy and his gang.   Officials accused director Herrmann Zschoche and scriptwriter Ulrich Plenzdorf of...

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Exploring the Arts

This documentary presents various aspects of art in the GDR and the relationship between artists and their environment. The audience learns, for example, what the small town of Kamenz has to do with playwright Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, why visitors were so fascinated by the Eighth National Art Exhibition of the GDR, and what...