The nationally-owned Buna Chemical Plant provides an art center with 50 different art clubs for its 22,000 employees to participate in during their free time.
Images of the city of Rostock and its 750th anniversary celebration are set to a musical suite by Günter Kochen.
A documentary about the GDR's oldest city, Arnstadt, which was founded in 704. The film describes the historical significance of Arnstadt, its museums–including the Bach Museum–and the noble families who once governed there.
This documentary about youth in Schulzendorf, a small town in the northeast of the GDR, features commentary from town residents. The film emphasizes the ways in which children, teenagers and young adults are integrated into the life of this rural community.
East Berlin is presented as an international city with modern possibilities for work and family life. In addition to tourist attractions and daily life, the film depicts the military parade for Labor Day on May 1 as well as the SED 20th anniversary celebration.
This documentary about renowned (East) German poet, playwright, and theater direct Bertold Brecht discusses the importance of his works in the social and political context of post-war Germany.
Workers, employees, technicians and engineers from the Karl Marx Plant in Magdeburg came together to found an amateur circus. As acrobats, clowns and musicians, they rehearse in preparation for a public performance at their workplace.
This film introduces the viewers to GDR higher education policy via Berlin's Humboldt University. In an interview, university director and professor Helmut Klein describes his career at the university beginning with his studies in 1946.
Many women face the challenge of reconciling professional and family life. In the GDR, programs such as vocational training, day care, and medical care during pregnancy give women better opportunities for personal and career development and greater equality at work.
A documentary about the structure and content of vocational schools in the GDR. The film depicts various types of educational opportunities and the goals of each different job training program.