This film in the "Kinder von Golzow" documentary series provides a retrospective look at growing up in the GDR through a biographical portrait of Bernd and his family. Bernd moves from his small hometown to take a position at an industrial petrochemical plant.
In 1833, the medical student and poet Georg Büchner leaves his lover Louise behind in Strasbourg and returns to his Hessian homeland, a hotbed of violent political struggles.
An homage to Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), the famous painter and printmaker of the German Renaissance, whose release marked the artist’s 500th birthday in 1971.
Wolfgang Kohlhaase portrays his mentor, work partner and friend in this short documentary about filmmaker Gerhard Klein: “He took things seriously, was incorruptible, imaginative, and obsessed with his work.”
This documentary weaves together intimate conversations with partisan hero, screenwriter and novelist Angel Wagenstein, along with interviews with artistic collaborators and rare archival footage of Wagenstein’s seven decades in politics and culture, including his crucial role in Bulgaria's democ
This last filmic portrait of Arnold Zweig (1887-1968) retells important events in the author’s life: his childhood; WWI; his emigration to Czechoslovakia, France, and later Palestine during WWII; his return to Germany in 1948 and his involvement in the communist system.
Presented here are nine short films that feature: film director Slatan Dudow; actor Martin Brandt; authors Erich Fried, Erich Weinert, and Arnold Zweig; photographer Walter Ballhause; cartoonist Leo Haas; and journalist Egon Erwin Kisch.
This documentary portrait of the director Artur Pohl is part of a series of documentaries on DEFA filmmakers by director Ullrich Kasten.
NOTE: This film is currently only available as part of our non-circulating research collection.
In 1914, Germany is arming itself for war. Karl Liebknecht, left-wing revolutionary Social Democrat, workers’ leader and a virulent antimilitarist, is one among 110 SPD members of Parliament who vote against approving war loans.
In 1802, the young Alexander von Humboldt led a scientific expedition to the Chimborazo in Ecuador, thought to be the highest mountain in the world and never before climbed.