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Blaue Wimpel im Sommerwind (Blue Bandanas in the Summer Wind)

1952, b/w, 52 min. Documentary
Dir.: Herbert Ballmann
VHS-PAL, no subtitles - renting information


A documentary of the Young Pioneers in the 1950's. Episodes include: Young Pioneers build a glider at a summer camp on the Baltic; a trip on the sailboat school Wilhelm Pieck; a cross-country game in the mountains; an expedition of the Havel; and a visit to the Thomas Müntzer Stadt Mühlhausen. The highpoint is the Young Pioneer Convention in Dresden. The song written for this film, Die Heimat hat sich schön gemacht, und Tau blitzt ihr im Haar (Home has made itself beautiful, and dew glistens in her hair) became an East German folk song. Author Franz Fühmann wrote the song's text.

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