It is 1524. For many years, the count has shamelessly oppressed and exploited the serfs in Grünthal. They have had enough!
Hans Bronstein is about to finish secondary school and needs to decide what to do next with his life. But Hans has a difficult time dealing with his authoritarian father and with his sister Elle, who is hospitalized in a mental institution.
The short is dedicated to the Vietnamese contract workers in the GDR and their fate after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. When the contract between the governments of Vietnam and the GDR was canceled, the workers became unemployed and were sent home.
A few days after the GDR built the Berlin Wall, West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer commented that this was “an infamous and brutal act against our brothers and sisters in the Zone.” Director Walter Heynowski digs into this ubiquitous West German expression, using footage from West German news
Masao Adachi (b. 1939), the author and director of experimental and Pinku Eiga (pink films) in the 1960s, was a member of the Japanese New Left who shifted from being a filmmaker to a guerilla fighter.
East Berlin, summer 1989: A young East Berliner navigates the final months of the GDR. Enrico has quit his apprenticeship to focus on the punk band Sperrmüll (Bulky Trash), which he founded with three friends from their high-rise housing development.
In the desolate eastern states of a newly unified Germany, Anna and Lisa plan a series of bank robberies. They quickly become the most popular gangster duo of German postwar history, hunted by the police, but viewed as present-day female Robin Hoods by those in need.
Ernst Busch’s story transcends time and place, and this six-part compilation documentary shows the versatility of his character that represents the breadth of the workers’ revolution.
A 13-year-old Indian boy is found unconscious after being attacked in the jungle by the evil spirit Fayu Ujmu. A shaman attempts to ritually tame the spirit and advises the boy’s father to capture it.
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.