Twelve-year-old Isabel and her mother, a famous political singer in Chile, fled their home country after the 1973 military coup. Isabel’s father stayed behind, fighting in the underground resistance movement.
Three freezing-cold men, shipwrecked on a desert island, are given a piece of fabric by a mermaid. How do they allocate this precious resource?
Engineer Tom Breitsprecher, who has always been more interested in women than political engagement, reluctantly agrees to supervise a team of young FDJ volunteers who are building a new industrial complex.
The building of the Berlin Wall is justified as a necessary measure to prevent West German imperialist aggression and preserve the peace.
Director Bernd Sahling documents almost four years in the life of a young man who experienced two political systems, East and West Germany, and cannot fulfill his dreams in either of them.
Cyclist Täve Schur is interviewed at the Peace Race Museum in Kleinmühlingen. Schur was the GDR's most popular athletic legend and role model. He won a number of international cycling competitions in the 1950s and 1960s and was a two-time Olympic medalist.
A portrait of the German communist singer and actor Ernst Busch (1900-80), who first rose to prominence in the Berlin cabaret scene of the 1920s as an interpreter of political songs, particularly those of Kurt Tucholsky.
Olli Harrington and his cartoons are known all over the world. But few know that the Black American artist lives in East Berlin. The film tries to tell who he is and what he believes in.