“What is a mummy?” Chilean workers answer: “A mummy owns capital. He is an exploiter who robs workers of their wages. A mummy is someone who steals workers’ surpluses.”
This documentary from the DEFA Studio for Popular Scientific Films traces the history of the Wartburg Castle in Thuringia and explains the landmark's contemporary significance.
In the summer of 1958, volunteers from across the GDR come together to build an open-sea harbor for international trade near Rostock. In only six months, they are able to erect a 540 meter sea wall in Warnemünde.
Featuring legendary Cuban musicians, as well as vibrant spontaneous performances, We Are the Music! captures the mood and vitality of Havana during its golden period.
"We are the people": this was the chant of 70,000 protesters in the streets of Leipzig. A film about the end of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
This documentary presents the 14th international Chess Olympiad, which was held in Leipzig in the fall of 1960.
A documentary about East German support for and solidarity with Black Americans and civil rights activists. In addition to background information on racial conflicts in the United States, the film reports on Pastor Ralph Abernathy's time in Berlin, as well as earlier visits to East Germany by Hen
Luis Corvalán, the Secretary-General of the Chilean Communist Party, who lived in the Soviet Union from 1976 until 1990, visited East Germany in early 1977.
In this first musical from the DEFA Studios, Gabi, a young hairdresser from the Baltic coast, desperately wants to be East Germany’s first female jockey.
This documentary presents the concept of "people's sports." Making a wide variety of athletic activities accessible to every East German citizen—from children to amateurs to internationally known professional athletes—is an important goal of socialist society. In particular, the film highlights t