GDR, 1946, 19 min, b&w
In German; no subtitles
Einheit SPD-KPD © DEFA-Stiftung
|DEFA Studio for Documentary Films|
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This black and white documentary film presents the post-war political climate of the time through an effective combination of film, text, and music. Marches, demonstrations and conventions are held in various cities by the Social Democrats and the Communist Party in preparation for the upcoming convention of the new Socialist Unity Party.
This first DEFA documentary, which premiered on May 1, 1946, was simultaneously Kurt Maetzig's directorial debut.