A short documentary about the first two years of agrarian reform in the GDR. Noblemen's estates were converted into collectively owned farms or distributed as smaller plots among peasant farmers, laborers, and refugees.
Ete and Ali, an incongruous and inseparable pair, are fresh out of the army. Neither one knows what to do next. Ali, who does not want to return to his lackluster life, decides to help Ete win back his wife.
In this film about Erich Weinert (1890-1953), the German political poet, agitator, and satirist, His wife and friends share stories about his life: his commitment to the struggle of the international proletariat; his exile in Switzerland, France, and the Soviet Union; and his fight in the Interna
A miller sends his son, whom he calls "Good-For-Nothing," out into the world to look for work. His pockets are empty, but he has a vivid imagination, a head full of songs, and a violin under his arm.
On July 11, 1982, all the residents of an East Berlin apartment building are watching West Germany play Italy in the World Cup finals.
The Pol Pot regime tried to erase 2000 years of Cambodian culture in order to begin writing history anew. Classical Khmer dances and art forms were forbidden, schools were destroyed, and teachers and students kidnapped and killed.
In this filmed interview, Marike Janzen (Univ.
A man reads about a faraway land with exotic, one-eyed people and decides to capture and put one of them on display as a curiosity. But the journey ends differently than planned when the one-eyed people decide he would make an interesting exhibit.
This documentary presents various aspects of art in the GDR and the relationship between artists and their environment.
Village teacher Poetsch happens to run into the distinguished Professor Menzel, whose car is stuck on a forest road in the Mark Brandenburg. The two men quickly discover that they are both great admirers of local early 19th-century writer Max von Schwedenow.