As the mayor of Lübbenau, a town in the Spreewald region of Brandenburg, Paul Hentschler must deal with many challenges and areas of responsibility. By showing a concrete example of municipal policies in action, this documentary encourages citizens to get involved in local government.
What factors determine the relationship between church and state in the GDR? How can Marxists and adherents of various religions live harmoniously together?
Black-and-white flashbacks to Dresden's baroque past appear alongside Agfacolor footage of the city in the mid-1950s, after the fire bombings of WWII.
Is there a phenomenon that could be described as a "sports miracle" in the GDR? This film depicts opportunities to be involved in sports that have been created all over the country with the help of the socialist state, public organizations, and volunteer efforts by ordinary people.
The East German Ministry for Foreign Affairs commissioned this documentary about the economic power of the GDR. The film was intended for international audiences and was not shown in ordinary screenings for East German citizens.
A historical comedy set in the small village of Bützow in Mecklenburg in 1794.
World-renowned composer Georg Friedrich Händel was born on February 13, 1685, in Halle, and his musical talent was discovered and encouraged beginning at a young age.
A German Career: Looking Back at Our Century - Eine deutsche Karriere – Rückblicke auf unser Jahrhundert (1987)
This biography of Karl Dönitz begins with his birth in 1891, details his youth in Berlin, his career in the military, and his advancement within the Nazi Party, leading to his conviction in the Nürnberg trials and his death in 1980.
This short documentary portrays Ghana during its first years of independance. The footage includes the 1960 All-African Conference held in the capital city of Accra, which dealt with the problems of African states.
Katharina Jens is accustomed to success as a competitive high diving champion. She steps in for her teammate Claudia during an international competition but fails to complete the difficult one-and-a-half somersault with a double twist, costing her team the victory.