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Das war die DDR: Teil 2, Vom Plan zur Pleite (That Was the GDR: Part 2 / From "Zone" to State)

1993, b/w, 90 min. Documentary
Dirs.: Donat Schober, Gunther Scholz

VHS-NTSC, English subtitles:

Synopsis:

From "Zone" to State: This documentary considers the events leading up to the construction of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961 - the final division between the two German states. Here the focus is not only on major political events but also on the spirit of the times. From Economic Plan to Economic Collapse: This film follows the development of the GDR's planned economy from its beginnings to its failure. Haven risen from the ruins, Germany was a trophy in the struggle between the new powers after two world wars. Here the focus is not only on major political events but also on the spirit of the times as reflected in images from film, photographs, posters, caricatures, pop-songs and speeches.

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