Made in GDR

(Made in GDR)

GDR, 1981, 22 min, color
In German; English subtitles and voice over
Production Company


Numerous examples of modern technology testify to the GDR's international reputation as a highly-developed industrial country. Topics emphasized include trade fairs in Leipzig; optical products by Carl Zeiss Jena; the agricultural machinery plant Fortschritt ("Progress"); Takraf, the world's largest producer of surface mining equipment; and the machinery combine WMW Heckert. These products, some of the GDR's most successful exports, are appraised and commented on by foreign consumers.


This documentary was commissioned by the GDR Ministry of Foreign Affairs and incorporates archival footage.


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