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.
The Mapuche people always pray to their gods in the face of hardships like drought or disease. When the Spanish conquistadors arrive on horseback, they seem to be supernatural beings, and the powers of the traditional gods fail.
Paul is unhappily married to a beautiful but ignorant woman who cheats on him. Paula, who has two children from different fathers, is in a relationship of convenience with a tire salesman. When Paula and Paul meet in a bar, they fall in love.
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.
When the Nazis took power, the Jewish artist Leo Haas (1901-1983) was arrested in his Czechoslovakian hometown. He spent the next six years in different concentration camps and became known for the paintings he did in the Theresienstadt camp.
In 1793, the French are at war with England. Two friends, Debuisson and Sasportas, are sent to Jamaica, the English colony where their mission is to free the slaves. Bit by bit they are able to recruit people for their operation. Meanwhile, Napoleon comes to power in France.
Little Red Riding Hood is going to visit her grandmother, but along the way, she meets a big bad wolf with a sneaky plan to eat them both up.
This short film traces the story of a man from birth to old age. The magical dreams of his youth appear from time to time, but daily routine quickly takes over.
This is the story of a marriage which threatens to collapse despite the couple's love for each other. Uwe Polzin, who is earning his doctorate in biology, and his wife Alla, who works as an interpreter, are both striving equally hard for the unlimited fulfillment of their ambitions.
Will this be another Christmas he spends by himself? As it turns out, the merry fire brigade has other plans for this widower.
This short film is available for purchase or streaming as part of the collection Animation Before Unification: 16 Shorts from East Germany.