This color documentary uses archival material and contemporary footage to trace the history of Marx-Engels Square and the Palace of the Republic. Various stages in the construction of the monumental building are documented, from the initial excavations to Honecker's speech at the laying of the co
This film was produced to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Soviet army's defeat of Nazi fascism. This victory ultimately allowed for democratic antifascist transformation and socialist revolution in East Germany.
Albert Einstein, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb, was caught in a difficult sitituation when he immigrated to the United States in 1933. Should he, as a pacifist, support the American engineers building the atomic bomb or simply hope that the Nazis wouldn't build their own?
This documentary chronicles the 12th annual Festival of Political Song, one of the GDR's largest music events.
There once was a poor miller who had no children but only three apprentices to work for him. The two older boys were lazy, mean and stupid, but youngest was hard-working, friendly, and cheerful. When the miller grows too old to work, he send the boys out into the world.
The title of this short film is quoted from Thomas Müntzer’s 1524 speech A Highly-Provoked Vindication. The documentary traces the most important events of the German Peasants’ War of 1524-25 and the leading role of reformer Thomas Müntzer.
When he reaches age 18, Peter is released from the children's home where he grew up, but this does not mean he is truly ready for adult life.
This short documentary shows a Chilean church service arranged by the new Pinochet government shortly after the September 1973 coup. The priest's words, however, subtly raise questions about the political role of the church in Chilean society.