This film reports on the goals and purposes of the wide variety of workplace health services in the GDR, from prophylactic examination to ergonomic redesign of the working environment.
This short documentary presents the 1960 Cycling World Championships, which were hosted by the GDR. The crowning achievement for East Germany was when cyclists Bernhard Eckstein and Täve Schur took first and second place in the amateur road race.
While an anatomy seminar prepares to examine the cadaver of Franz Wozzeck in the name of scientific progress, medical student Büchner excoriates humanity for having allowed Wozzeck’s fate. The tragic story unfolds in flashbacks, as Büchner narrates.
This documentary, made in honor of the the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Germany from Hitler's fascism, records a chronological account of the final 128 days of World War II in Europe.
Even though human beings yearning for peace, wars continue to occur and seem to be becoming ever more terrible and deadly. Who profits from and promotes wars? Who suffers because of them?
The film's title is taken from a song, used here as a leitmotif, written by Günter Jordan and the East German rock group Pankow. This sensitive report about rebellious teenagers in Berlin's “wild East” was banned before its first screening.
Born in 1937 to Jewish parents, Anita G. leaves the GDR for West Germany in search of a better life. With no home or job, she is caught stealing and sent to prison.
This documentary presents the history of twentieth-century Germany from an East German ideological perspective, focusing especially on the causes and political background of both World Wars.
They all live in the concrete jungle and tristesse of Berlin’s Marzahn district: the decorator Hans Moll (Axel Prahl) and his wife (Katharina Thalbach), the television announcer Ms. Wellinek (Karoline Eichhorn) and her ex (Herbert Knaup), and the Russian Yevgenia (Katerina Medvedeva).
In honor of the 750th anniversary of the GDR's capital city, Berlin's famous landmarks are shown, including Alexander Square, Leipziger Straße, Schönhauser Allee, Friedrichstraße, Unter den Linden, the Theater House, and the Berlin Cathedral.