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.
At the beginning of this short documentary, the commentary lets viewers know that the purpose of the film is to “get to know the workers” of the Carbide factory in Buna-Schkopau. The audience is shown dirty, onerous scenes of the work conditions and production process.
A detailed reconstruction of the censorship case against the landmark Weimar-era communist film, Kuhle Wampe, or Who Owns the World? (1932).
Workers, employees, technicians and engineers from the Karl Marx Plant in Magdeburg came together to found an amateur circus. As acrobats, clowns and musicians, they rehearse in preparation for a public performance at their workplace.
Ernesto Che Guevara was only 39 years old when he was executed in the Bolivian mountains in 1967. This film tells the story of Che’s short life: his childhood in Argentina, his early interest in the Spanish Civil War, and the motorcycle trip through Latin America that changed his life forever.
An anthology of portraits from one of the longest-running documentary projects in film history, which has followed children who started school in August 1961 for almost five decades (the last part was released in 2007). No DEFA documentary film is as renowned as the personal accounts of
A film about children and teenagers living in an East German children’s home in Mentin, Mecklenburg in the late 1970s.
This short documentary features impressions from the wedding of two young Chileans, Alejandra and Pepe. Both study in East Germany and plan to work in Angola, Mozambique or Cuba after graduating.
This DVD compilation chronicles the year 1948 through film.