Turbine I © DEFA-Stiftung
|DEFA Studio for Documentary Films|
In the early 1950s, frequent power outages hurt production in the GDR. Using an innovative method from the USSR, workers at the Zschornewitz atomic power plant in Saxony-Anhalt are able to quickly repair a turbine and prevent a long delay in energy output.
This short documentary is filmed in the style of a sports report and captures the race against time with a combination of suspense and attention to detail.