In these four short segments, documentary footage of current events allows for commentary on the role of arts and artists in the GDR.
Three documentary segments illustrate the GDR's international partnerships in the fields of politics, art, and commerce.
Three brief documentary segments report on both positive and strained political relationships between the GDR and several Western countries.
1. A committee on the political recognition of the GDR meets in Denmark.
This documentary contrasts East German efforts to achieve international peace and solidarity with oppressed peoples with Western imperialism and racism, in particular the the struggle for Civil Rights in the USA and apartheid in South Africa.
Documentary footage celebrates the anniversary of the GDR's nationally owned cinematographic institutions with examples of their artistic and political significance.
This film explains the historic basis for the friendship between East Germany and the Soviet Union, with examples of how these close ties shape various domains of life, including culture, economy, research, architecture, and education.
Examples of East German involvement in international political bodies are shown in three brief documentary segments.
Three short documentaries report on various aspects of the educational system, including youth media, daycare, and schools.
Two short documentaries report on measures to improve living conditions in Eisenhüttenstadt and Berlin.
Three short portraits of various regions in East Germany provide glimpses into daily life.
1. The Cottbus district has developed into an industrial region since 1945, providing good housing and employment opportunities for residents.