Willi and Adelheid Busch have inherited a local newspaper from their father. But ever since the German-German border split the region, cutting off half of their former customer base, there hasn't been much to report in their now-provincial town and the paper has been struggling financially.
This short documentary portrays the life and work of the important Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). It features a rich spectrum of his works in (former East) German collections, including the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden.
A tailor drives his sons from the house because he mistakenly believes they have allowed his goats to go hungry on purpose. In the course of their travels, each brother is given a magical gift.
This is the first of a masterly chronicle of seven documentaries made over a twenty-three year period. Koepp not only investigates how young women in an agricultural region become workers at a knitting factory, but also how industry changes their lives and thoughts.
The third installment in the Wittstock documentary series centers primarily on Edith Rupp and her role as an assembly line supervisor at the Ernst Lück textile plant in the small town of Wittstock.
Soldier Ignaz Wolz returns from WWI with an immeasurable hatred of capitalist war profiteers. He decides to start his own revolution, but tries to stay away from the organized class struggle. He steals from the rich men and divides the wealth among the poor.
Party secretary and farmer Mattes is said to have inherited his family's traditional second sight. He can predict the weather, locate missing husbands, heal the sick and all sorts of other amazing things.
This documentary about Cambodia is based on archival footage.
Even though human beings yearning for peace, wars continue to occur and seem to be becoming ever more terrible and deadly. Who profits from and promotes wars? Who suffers because of them?