Law student Caroline and her husband Tom feel compelled to keep their marriage a secret. Caroline is scared of upsetting her mother Hella, who has been skeptical of men ever since her divorce twenty years ago, and Tom fears the criticism of his professor and boss, a family law specialist who is o
On the way to summer camp, eleven-year-old Lena develops a crush on Wolfgang, but Antonia is interested in him too. Although Lena and Wolfgang grow closer to each other, camp director Eichler disapproves of their relationship and tries to split them up by assigning them to different groups.
In this simple phrase, "I was a citizen of the GDR," are countless individual life stories. Former citizens of the German Democratic Republic recount their personal feelings, experiences and attitudes toward the GDR as well as both material difficulties and the dominance of the State.
Despite unjust imprisonment and politically-induced family suffering, journalist Tilbert Eckertz remains loyal to his state and country to the very end. In this documentary, he reflects on his life-long support of socialist ideals and the radical changes brought about by the events of 1989.
Gregor is a young soldier entering Germany with the victorious Soviet troops at the end of WWII. But he is also the child of left-wing Germans who fled from Hitler and spent the war in the Soviet Union.
In spring 1974, a Studio H&S camera team manages to film in Chile. With a permit from the Junta’s Chancellery, they enter two large prison camps in the northern provinces of Chacabuco and Pisagua and interview inmates.
Mathias is eight and lives with his divorced mother in East Berlin. One day, he pays his father a surprise visit. When he opens the door, his father is confused—and Mathias notices that a strange woman is there.
This short documentary contrasts the formal exercises of teenagers' ballroom dance lessons under the direction of teacher Karl Glöckner with the hot disco beats that reign in the dance clubs.
This documentary informs viewers about the GDR's social security programs which are also available to citizens in the event of illness.
Commissioned by the East German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.