International delegations from various youth organizations come to Berlin to demonstrate their international solidarity at the first Free German Youth "Deutschlandtreffen" in 1950.
The nationally-owned Buna Chemical Plant provides an art center with 50 different art clubs for its 22,000 employees to participate in during their free time.
On July 18, 1984, US army veteran James Huberty killed 21 people and injured 19 others in a McDonald's restaurant in San Diego, the largest mass shooting in North America at that time. This documentary intercuts live television reports about the shooting with footage from the Vietnam War, suggest
Riots in front of and inside stadiums, massive clashes with opposing fan groups and fights with the police are common sights at East German soccer games. On the trains to the games or on the streets, the public is often frightened by soccer hooligans and their rivalries.
This film follows the creation of Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo. Brecht finished his first draft of the play in three weeks in November 1938, while in exile in Denmark.
This provocative portrait of the Bulgarian-Jewish scriptwriter and novelist, Angel Wagenstein (1922-2023), offers a fresh perspective on the past century. It takes viewers down unfamiliar historical and ideological paths and revisits the revolutions of 1989 and after with a critical eye.
The word "Angkar" means "organization" in the Khmer language and was a name used by the Communist Party of Cambodia during the Pol Pot Regime. The Angkar governed according to its own unwritten and often brutal rules.
Images of the city of Rostock and its 750th anniversary celebration are set to a musical suite by Günter Kochen.
This last filmic portrait of Arnold Zweig (1887-1968) retells important events in the author’s life: his childhood; WWI; his emigration to Czechoslovakia, France, and later Palestine during WWII; his return to Germany in 1948 and his involvement in the communist system.
A documentary about the GDR's oldest city, Arnstadt, which was founded in 704. The film describes the historical significance of Arnstadt, its museums–including the Bach Museum–and the noble families who once governed there.