The music festival "Rock for Peace" was organized by the Central Committee of the Free German Youth and the Committee for Entertainment Arts of the GDR between 1982 and 1987.
Part of an international leftwing movement focusing on songs of political struggle, the Festival of Political Song took place in East Berlin every year from 1970 to 1990.
An allegorical documentary about the workers of the world, whose common destinies and hopes for peace are symbolically united by the rivers that run through their respective lands.
Fritz Weineck (Horst Jonischkan), a worker’s son from Halle, loves music and hopes to make a living out of it one day. When his friend Alfons, a World War I veteran, gives him a trumpet as a gift, Fritz seems to be one step closer to his dream.
Unlike his assistant Joachim Peters (Raimund Schelcher), who is sent to a concentration camp for his political beliefs, Professor Sonnenbruck (Eduard von Winterstein) refuses to get involved in politics and focuses entirely on his research.
Although the Native Americans have been assured of their lands, adjacent to the Black Hills, by contract, the whites want to expel them.
The young and rebellious Werther is passionately but hopelessly in love with Lotte. Although he knows that she is married to somebody who can offer her a secure future, Werther tries to be near her.
Was it an act of sabotage or willful negligence? The non-party engineer Heinz Solter is suddenly arrested and accused of approving a defective pipeline that caused a half million loss to his company.
He is surrounded by beautiful flowers, but he only has eyes for the stars in the sky. And what about the man in the clouds, who has all the stars around him? He would be happy with just one flower.
In the final days of WWII the German soldiers Michael and Jürgen are on a Russian military plane to Moscow. In flashbacks, they remember…