GDR Magazine 1973/09: Residential Building and Everyday Life

(DDR-Magazin 1973/09)

GDR, 1973, 20 min, B&W
In German; English subtitles
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Three individual documentary segments focus on efforts to improve everyday living conditions for GDR citizens through construction of housing and public buildings.


1. Policies to combat housing shortage are explained, including the renovation of old buildings and construction of new apartment complexes.


2. The farmers in the village of Schneckenberg construct public facilities for their town on their own iniative with the help of public funds.


3. Regine Wichmann, the 24-year-old mayor of a country village, is introduced along with her daily routine and responsibilities.


This film is available for purchase on the DVD of The Dove on the Roof.

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