Turbine I © DEFA-Stiftung
|DEFA Studio for Documentary Films
In the early 1950s, frequent power outages hurt production in the GDR. Using an innovative method from the USSR, workers at the Zschornewitz atomic power plant in Saxony-Anhalt are able to quickly repair a turbine and prevent a long delay in energy output.
This short documentary is filmed in the style of a sports report and captures the race against time with a combination of suspense and attention to detail.