Mánari Ushigua, the last shaman of the Zápara Indians, died in 1997. Ushigua helped save the tribe’s culture and protected it from Catholic missionaries and evangelical sects. This film is about Ushigua’s family, its connection to the spiritual world and a life led in harmony with nature.
Peter Kahane's only documentary film to date, Tamara is the story of a rock icon that galvanized an entire generation of East German youth. It recently screened at the Berlin International Film Festival.
A brief history of the emergence and artistic innovations of tango in 19th-century Argentina and Europe.
A melancholic dream about dance and music, as well as unfulfilled desires and wanderlust behind the Berlin Wall.
In this documentary, Young Pioneers visit celebrated cyclist Gustav-Adolf "Täve" Schur. In 1955, he became the first (East) German to win the Peace Race, an international amateur cycling competition.
Monika Iben, who teaches at a secondary school in Berlin, is reunited with her homeroom students two years after their graduation. She is a responsible model teacher in every way: in the classroom, on field trips, as a mentor for students, and in her relationships with colleagues and parents.
The Jugend-Zeit documentary series provides an open and honest look at the lives of young people in the GDR through their own voices.
Two young couples and a young woman whose husband is in the army describe their views on married life and their plans for the future as couples. They all have different expectations about the roles they will play in society.
After profiling young people from the country, the second installment in Roland Steiner's Jugend-Zeit documentary series gives teenagers from Berlin a chance to share their lives and viewpoints.
This 2-DVD set includes seven documentaries covering cultural, economic, and political developments from the founding of the GDR in 1949, to German unification on October 3, 1990.