A farmer tends to a wounded white crane. Back home, he has been trying unsuccessfully to weave a new type of material because the merchant stopped accepting his corse linen. A stranger comes to his hut and she secretly produces a wonderful fabric behind a closed door.
In the sequel to Spur des Falken, young chief Farsighted Falcon is on his way to the Black Hills with his wife Blue Hair. They hope to join the Cheyenne tribe in the safety of the mountains.
This documentary about the 10th World Festival of Youth and Students contains no form of commentary and comes alive only through the original audio of the students in discussion, the musical contributions, and the speeches and presentations.
A close-up of a small private company that delivers heating coal in the Prenzlauer Berg district of East Berlin. The feisty woman who runs the business does so with humor and understanding, and her seven male employees respect her.
In this silhouette animation film, a teacher tells his students a traditional fairy tale from Ghana: Anansi, a clever but self-centered spider, wants to gain power over all the other animals by controlling their wisdom.
This black-and-white documentary portrays the life of Wilhelm Pieck and his ascent from young working-class revolutionary to the first president of the GDR. Archival film, historical photos, and documents from the period between 1914 and 1945 trace the history of Germany during his lifetime.
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.
A new city, a new house – it could be a happy moment in the life of this small family. But Nina (Isabelle Menke), a doctor, feels estranged in the half-empty rooms and leaves her family behind. When she returns, she learns that her absence has not been without consequences.
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.
This short documentary shows how the restlessness of youth can be channeled into boxing, promoting a healthy, youthful national pastime and sports culture.
It is available for rent as part of the DVD collection Chronicle of Film 1958.