Florida, 1830. Of all eastern indigenous tribes, only the Seminoles have resisted being moved to reservations. Having retreated to Florida, they live a simple horticultural life.
The only documentary ever made by DEFA on the topic of homosexuality was this public education film commissioned by the Hygiene Museum Dresden and produced in cooperation with East German gay and lesbian activists. In interviews, GDR lesbians and gay men talk openly about their first sexual exper
Otto Nagel (1894-1967)—the painter from Wedding—critically reflected on his times through his art. In his paintings, pastels and drawings, he depicted social misery, but also the class consciousness of the proletariat.
Fifth-grader Ottokar is always getting into trouble for trying to fix what he perceives as injustice. He gets revenge on his teacher Mr. Kunz, who gives preferential treatment to girls and humiliates poor students.
A film about five thirteen-year-old street children who have had to grow up too soon, shot in Berlin during Christmas 1992.
From an official perspective, marginal youth culture did not exist in East Germany. The topic of subcultures was taboo in the GDR, and groups such as goths, skinheads, anti-skins, punks and neo-Nazis were dismissed as social deviations promoted by western countries.
The petit bourgeouis Weber family lives in sectored Berlin after the Second World War and struggles to make ends meet. Karl Weber, an unemployed cashier, observes from a distance how his son Ernst and daughter Inge participate in the construction of a new socialist society.
The fun-loving, 26-year-old architect Franziska Linkerhand (Simone Frost) works for a famous professor. Yet, she feels restrained by her dependence on him and longs to take risks. When her marriage falls apart, she moves to a small town for a fresh start.
Our Short Life: Lothar Warneke – A Moralist and His Films - Unser kurzes Leben: Lothar Warneke – Ein Moralist und seine Filme (1997)
This biographical portrait of director Lothar Warneke is part of a series of documentaries about DEFA filmmakers by director Ullrich Kasten.
NOTE: This film is currently only available as part of our non-circulating research collection.
A group film made by a team of authors and involving a large cast with, among others, Ekkehard Schall (Berlin - Schönhauser Corner) and Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, narration by Brecht’s co-worker Margarete Steffin, and music by Peter Rabenalt.