The Carbide Factory
Die Karbidfabrik © DEFA-Stiftung
At the beginning of this short documentary, the commentary lets viewers know that the purpose of the film is to “get to know the workers” of the Carbide factory in Buna-Schkopau. The audience is shown dirty, onerous scenes of the work conditions and production process. Shots of the old factory are sharply juxtaposed with the tranquil Buna-Schkopau landscape surrounding it.