This documentary introduces international viewers to the GDR and demonstrates why it is preferable to live in a socialist state where everyone enjoys human rights, shared ownership of wealth and property, the right to work and education, and positive social relationships.
"Neglecting to pay a free visit to the Hanoi museums cost the American people 56,369 lives and 146 billion dollars.”
Day in, day out, Barbara sells screws at a store in the East Berlin Market Hall.
After the People's Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba was declared on 12 January 1964, the GDR provided the African island country with assistance in improving its economy, education, health care and housing.
This documentary begins with the 113-year history of the Friedrichstadt Palast from its construction in the 1860s to the closing of the building in 1980.
This portrait of East German sculptor and graphic artist Fritz Cremer (1906-1993) shows the artist at work in his studio and some of his art works, including sculptures for his Buchenwald Memorial.
Princess Henriette must work and prove herself before she is able to receive her reward in this DEFA adaptation of the Grimms’ original.
This film follows the development of the GDR's planned economy from its beginnings to its failure. Germany was a trophy in the struggle between the new powers after two world wars.
Following WWII, the Western Allies imposed strict restrictions on the building of new ships in both Germanys.
This documentary considers the events leading up to the construction of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961 - the final division between the two German states. Here the focus is not only on major political events but also on the spirit of the times.