A woman born in 1949, the year the GDR was founded, talks about her life based on 35 images in her family album that each represent one year. This short was to premiere on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of East Germany.
Footage of a man doing push-ups is overlaid by images of Vietnamese faces, and a ticking metronome counts down from 100 while the words "dog - pig - monkey" are yelled repeatedly. The film illustrates the idea that American soldiers who used the term "Vietnamese" instead of referring to their opp
In this animated short, a film poster advertises 100 years of cinema in 1995. When cracks open in the wall, typical characteristics of Charlie Chaplin spring out and combine themselves to make a portrait of the famous film artist.
Director Walter Heynowski’s short documentary, filmed in Totalvision (CinemaScope), is a call for East Germans to donate blood for the (North) Vietnamese people. The film’s title is a reference to how much blood a person was allowed to donate.
The history of the Leipzig Fair goes back to the Middle Ages, and the first post-war fair, also called the "Peace Fair," took place in 1946. The still Soviet-occupied zone tried to demonstrate the return of economic growth one year after the war.
Seventeen-year-old gymnast Susanne hopes to join the national team, but she is struggling at practice because she can't seem to land her new routine for the uneven bars. At the same time, her grades begin to slip at school and she has trouble in her personal relationships.
Maria (Corinna Harfouch), a rising theater star in Nazi Germany, is in love with Mark (André Hennicke), a Jewish actor.
This film in the "Kinder von Golzow" documentary series provides a retrospective look at growing up in the GDR through a biographical portrait of Bernd and his family. Bernd moves from his small hometown to take a position at an industrial petrochemical plant.
Eberhard Kunstmann, a shipbuilder at the Neptune Wharf in Rostock, counsels collegues who are struggling with alchohol addiction.