This documentary, a co-production with the Egyptian government, acquaints the viewer with an overview of Egypt's five-millenia-long history.
This documentary, whose title is an adaption of the first line of the French national anthem, presents the Algerian war for independance from France in three stylistically distinct chapters.
A report on the meeting of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid that took place in East Berlin from March 24 – 29, 1974. Conference discussions make apparent that many states, especially socialist countries, show their solidarity and support in eliminating racism and apartheid.
A cinema-verité documentary of Ghana’s five years of independence under President Kwame Nkruma. Striking color images of Africans in modern-day jobs, such as airline pilot and construction worker, predominate, with little voice-over.
In 1974 the Solomonic dynasty led by emperor Haile Selassie was overthrown by a Soviet-backed military junta, which established the communist People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
In the name of friendship between nations, the film team travelled through Tunesia to visit a refugee camp on the Algerian border. The film emphasizes the fate of the children in the camp and calls for solidarity with the Algerian people who are caught in a war for independence from France.
A portrait of the eponymous German-French mercenary squad—led by ex-Wehrmacht soldier Siegfried Müller (aka Kongo-Müller)—that was responsible for some of the worst massacres of the 1964 Congo Crisis.
This short documentary reports on the West African country of Guinea, which had gained independence from France a decade earlier and become a socialist state.
In 1992, shortly after a series of racist murders and attacks against immigrants in former East Germany, posters throughout the country began featuring the smiling face of Sam Meffire, a young Afro-German police officer in the formerly East German state of Saxony.
A captivating, intimate portrayal of the US president's Kenyan half-sister. Obama studied linguistics in Heidelberg, Germany, before enrolling in film school in Berlin, where she met director Okpako in the 1990s.