As a film student in 1964, the director filmed painter Albert Ebert for his final exam in cinematography at the Film Academy in Potsdam-Babelsberg.
(East) German painter and graphic artist Heidrun Hegewald talks about her life, her work and the working conditions that applied to her and other artists in East Germany.
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 documentary profiles four members of parliament: mining foreman Adolf Kriesche, farmer Susanne Häber, arc welder Andreas Uhlig, and former East Berlin mayor Herbert Fechner.
This documentary follows Gerhard Grimmer, the party secretary at a chemical plant in Bruna and the liaison between the plant's management and its employees, as he attempts to improve morale among the workers.
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.
This short documentary looks back at the history of jazz, a style of music which has its origins in musical traditions that were brought to North American 300 years ago by enslaved Africans.
A lively portrait of prominent (East) German composer and conductor Paul Dessau (1984-1979).
African-American singer and activist Paul Robeson travels to the GDR. He is welcomed at the airport by members of the Peace Council, given an honorary doctorate from the Humboldt University and receives the "Star of Friendship between Peoples" from Walter Ulbricht.
Berlin apprentices attend a rock concert by the popular band Pankow held at their workplace. The songs describe the life of apprentice Paule Panke: getting up early, long hours, free time at night, until the weekend finally comes.