The little town of Ulm is governed and oppressed by the bishop. Nobody tries to speak up except the tailor, who believes in the impossible.
Two vagabond boys, Mick and Sauly, meet in a capitalist city and resolve to go to the ocean, land of their dreams. They want to find the younger boy's guardian angel, which was stolen by an evil man who intended to sell it.
Peter and Anne live in a struggling Upper Lusation weavers' village and would get married if they weren't so poor. Anne's father tells them that things used to be different when the village had a magic golden weaving shuttle that made everyone's work much easier.
Mánari Ushigua, the last shaman of the Zápara Indians, died in 1997. Ushigua helped save the tribe’s culture and protected it from Catholic missionaries and evangelical sects. This film is about Ushigua’s family, its connection to the spiritual world and a life led in harmony with nature.
Peter Kahane's only documentary film to date, Tamara is the story of a rock icon that galvanized an entire generation of East German youth. It recently screened at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Circumnavigator and South Seas voyager Luden Dassow (Erwin Geschonneck) returns with his white fishing boat Tambari to his home village Koselin. But the other fishermen are hardly welcoming.
Sitting at her typewriter, listening to tango music, she dreams. Buenos Aires and Montevideo are far away, a different world where, long ago, the tango came into being. A dream about dance and music, as well as about unfulfilled desire and wanderlust behind the Berlin Wall.
Disenchanted and angry, Dr. Dallow has been released after 21 months in prison for playing piano in a “subversive” cabaret program. He refuses the Stasi offer to "help" him get his university position back in exchange for becoming an informant.
In this documentary, Young Pioneers visit celebrated cyclist Gustav-Adolf "Täve" Schur. In 1955, he became the first (East) German to win the Peace Race, an international amateur cycling competition.
Monika Iben, who teaches at a secondary school in Berlin, is reunited with her homeroom students two years after their graduation. She is a responsible model teacher in every way: in the classroom, on field trips, as a mentor for students, and in her relationships with colleagues and parents.