A poetic and enigmatic documentary by painter and filmmaker Jürgen Böttcher, who relies on sight and sound to contemplate the Berlin Wall's historic and symbolic significance.
With his hidden Leica camera, amateur photographer Walter Ballhause (1911-1991) documented the lives of unemployed workers in Hanover and the rise of the Nazis during the Great Depression. His striking black and white photos were subsequently forgotten and only rediscovered in the 1970s.
This documentary depicts Walter Ulbricht as a venerated and omniscient national father figure, interweaving his personal history with scenes of the building of the GDR.
Chile, September 11, 1973: Army Commander-in-Chief Augusto Pinochet overthrows the Unidad Popular government. President Salvador Allende dies under murky circumstances after the military storms his presidential palace, La Moneda.
This documentary from the DEFA Studio for Popular Scientific Films traces the history of the Wartburg Castle in Thuringia and explains the landmark's contemporary significance.
In the summer of 1958, volunteers from across the GDR come together to build an open-sea harbor for international trade near Rostock. In only six months, they are able to erect a 540 meter sea wall in Warnemünde.
Featuring legendary Cuban musicians, as well as vibrant spontaneous performances, We Are the Music! captures the mood and vitality of Havana during its golden period.
"We are the people": this was the chant of 70,000 protesters in the streets of Leipzig. A film about the end of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
This documentary presents the 14th international Chess Olympiad, which was held in Leipzig in the fall of 1960.
The UN declared 1971 the Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. On this occasion, Ralph Davis Abernathy, president of the Southern Christian Leadership conference, accepted an official invitation to visit East Germany (GDR).