"For me, running is like music." East German marathon runner Waldemar Cierpinski was a two-time Olympic gold medalist and was also voted the GDR's most popular athlete of the year twice.
The stories of four – out of approximately 250,000 – former political prisoners in East Germany.
Director Andreas Voigt interviewed people of different ages and social backgrounds about their experiences after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He paints an important picture of this historic period in German history, filled with radical social and economic change and insecurity.
Günther Gerlach, the "one-man puppet theater," is an internationally recognized puppeteer from Weimar who builds his own miniature wearable puppet theaters and the accompanying puppets.
This film documents the lives of 180 women who work as trainees at the Rewatex laundry plant in Berlin-Spindlersfeld. In interviews, the colorful and spirited, young women discuss their feelings about men, the life of a worker, and rock n' roll.
This documentary uses contemporary footage and historical drawings to describe numerous aspects of life in Leipzig. Topics covered included the city's history; famous residents; the lion as heraldic symbol; and local landmarks such as the farmer's market, train station, and harbor.
This documentary marks the ceremonial opening of the third Leipzig "Gewandhaus" Concert Hall on October 8, 1981. Historical photos are used to present the building's history: the erection of the first hall in 1743, the rebuilding as the second hall in 1884, and its destruction during WWII.
This stunningly comprehensive documentary captures the famous Monday Demonstrations of 1989, which began in Leipzig and spread to other East German cities in the months leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9