At Home in Schulzendorf
(Zu Hause in Schulzendorf)
GDR, 1984, 21 min, color
In German; English subtitles and voice over
Zu Hause in Schulzendorf © DEFA-Stiftung
Themes & Genres:
This documentary about youth in Schulzendorf, a small town in the northeast of the GDR, features commentary from town residents. The film emphasizes the ways in which children, teenagers and young adults are integrated into the life of this rural community. Examples focus on day care for working mothers, "productive work" lessons in schools, multi-generational events at the local youth center and job training in the agricultural sector.