Three short portraits of various regions in East Germany provide glimpses into daily life.
1. The Cottbus district has developed into an industrial region since 1945, providing good housing and employment opportunities for residents.
Three individual documentary segments focus on efforts to improve everyday living conditions for GDR citizens through construction of housing and public buildings.
In 1973, some 3200 delegates from 143 countries met in Moscow to discuss an issue of critical international importance for all mankind: the need for just and stable world peace.
This documentary report provides detailed information on some of the 16 musuems in the East German capital of Berlin and important items in their collections.
Examples of volunteer projects in Dresden and Dachwig illustrate how ordinary citizens can get involved in promoting positive change in their communities.
Three short reports show young people training for their future professional careers.
1. Job Training: young adults are guaranteed an apprenticeship through vocational training programs like the one at the Zschopau motorcycle factory.
Every year the Berlin Festival allows artists and cultural ensembles of international repute to introduce musical and dramatic works from around the world. The film illustrates the GDR people's great love of and need for the arts and reports on the close contacts that exist between audiences and
Three short documentaries show how television shows, books and summer camps contribute to children's development outside of school.
Even the youngest citizens are encouraged to take part regularly in recreational and competitive sports. Every two years, after making it past the qualification rounds in their home districts and counties, young people come together at the Children and Youth Spartakiad Games.
The education system in the GDR offers young people a chance to study a variety of careers, as shown in four brief documentary segments.