The penultimate film in the Wittstock documentary series returns to Wittstock shortly after German reunification.
This playlist includes 32 episodes from the newsreel series Der Augenzeugen (The Eyewitness), which were produced by the East German DEFA Studios from 1946 to 1980.
Jonas and Ines are in love and want to spend their vacation together camping on the Baltic coast. But Ines’s narrow-minded parents intervene and insist that the young couple joins the family vacation. Problems arise, so everyone ends up traveling to the Bulgarian Black Sea on their own.
Every four years, East Germany’s Ministry of Culture and Artists’ Union hosted a National Art Exhibition in Dresden. From 1946 to 1987-88, ten National Art Exhibitions took place in Dresden, presenting an official selection of artistic works.
During the summer of 1989, large numbers of East Germans emigrated illegally via Hungary.
Steffi Zinn's body is fished out of a lake. A week before, her husband was reported missing when he left the apartment after a fight and hadn't returned by morning. Police Captain Lohm is charged with the investigation but can't find any evidence of murder.
Alarm! Alarm! The bell rings all the time: A storm knocked down the tower of the city hall, a fire is burning in the forest, and a parrot escaped from the circus. The firemen are so busy that they cannot find the time for a little coffee break.
This short film uses a combination of collage animation and live-action to depict the achievements of the Chilean people under the Allende government as well as the reversal of this progress following the military coup.
East German journalist Thomas Ahrens travels to an international fashion festival at an exclusive Mediterranean seaside resort. But instead of covering the GDR delegation, Thomas ends up being plunged into a comedy of errors.
Friedrich von Hardenberg, called Novalis, watches scenes from his life in a sort of dying vision. His father convinces him to study law and take on a public office out of duty to the family; his uncle tries to pass on his beliefs about the poetry of war.