This documentary tells the story of the Red Orchestra, one of the most important German anti-Nazi resistance groups. Named by German counterintelligence, the group was centered around Harro Schulze-Boysen and Arvid Harnack and included members from different social and religious backgrou
Carolin lives in the East but works in a West Berlin bar. After the building of the wall she tries to persuade Georg, a soldier of the border regiment, to let her cross over. He falls in love with her and defends her against a West German pimp with a punch to the jaw.
In the animated puppet film, the little rabbit Knurri and his family want to sell eggs at the market.
Commentary and images by photographer Horst Sturm relate the changing history of Kollwitz Square in Berlin. The neighborhood is being transformed by extensive restoration initiatives.
This playlist includes three short documentaries that are relevant for understanding director Slatan Dudow’s Weimar-era film classic Kuhle Wampe, or Who Owns the World? (1932).
How the Berliner Worker Lives
A working-class family in Berlin in 1931 where survival is difficult, with massive unemployment in the wake of the Great Depression.
Kurt Wans(z)ki spends his life in psychiatric clinics. His diagnosis: mental retardation, infantilism, incapacity for education, gradual depression, collector's mania...