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Retrospective 2017
1989 – Lieder unserer Heimat. Himmlischer Frieden Schwarwel

Episode from a series of animated films about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution.

1989 – Lieder unserer Heimat. Himmlischer Frieden

Animated Film
Germany
2017
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sandra Strauß, Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Schwarwel, Dirk Reddig, Sara Bock, Laura Wempen
Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Episode from a series of animated films about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution. Here and elsewhere. Questions of personal courage and resistance. Elsewhere and here.

Ralph Eue
Retrospective 2017
1989 – Lieder unserer Heimat. Ich liebe – ich liebe doch alle. Schwarwel

Episode from a series of animated films about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution: Erich Mielke.

1989 – Lieder unserer Heimat. Ich liebe – ich liebe doch alle.

Animated Film
Germany
2017
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sandra Strauß, Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Schwarwel, Dirk Reddig, Sara Bock
Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Episode from a series of animated films about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution. Erich Mielke (1907–2000) is completely lost as he wanders through the new era and declares his love for the people. He is surrounded by the rubble of the fallen GDR and his former Ministry for State Security.

Ralph Eue
Retrospective 2013
Berlin, 2. Juni 1967 Thomas Giefer, Hans-Rüdiger Minow

Footage of the protests against Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Shahansha’s visit to West Berlin, which ended in Karl-Heinz Kurras’s fatal shooting of Benno Ohnesorg. A pivotal work for...

Berlin, 2. Juni 1967

Documentary Film
Germany
1967
46 minutes

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Thomas Giefer, Hans-Rüdiger Minow
Skip Norman
Thomas Giefer, Hans-Rüdiger Minow
Footage of the protests against Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Shahansha’s visit to West Berlin, which ended in Karl-Heinz Kurras’s fatal shooting of Benno Ohnesorg. A pivotal work for the understanding of every potential for resistance that evolved in the Federal Republic after that date.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2013
Die Erklärung des ersten Kapitels Luce das doch eyn yeder lernte mit eynem halb aug sehen Andreas Goldstein

20 years ago this Easter, the Bischofferode potash miners tried to fight against the state’s post-reunification politics ...

Die Erklärung des ersten Kapitels Luce das doch eyn yeder lernte mit eynem halb aug sehen

Documentary Film
Germany
1999
36 minutes

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Ute Hirschberg, Holger Lochau
Andreas Goldstein
Hanns Eisler
Axel Schneppat
Elke von Sivers, Jörg Nußbaum
Thomas Müntzer
Gunnar Schlafmann
Volker Tancke
20 years ago this Easter, the Bischofferode potash miners tried to fight against the state’s post-reunification politics. This uprising took place in a landscape steeped in history: Thomas Müntzer fought here. Andreas Goldstein draws the appropriate parallels and conclusions in his work.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2015
Die Grenze Franz Winzentsen

The victors have reinforced Germany’s internal border on the map with endlessly renewed pencil markings, and their eraser has worn itself out. A graphical experiment.

Die Grenze

Animated Film
Germany
1995
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Franz Winzentsen
Jens Peter Ostendorf
Franz Winzentsen
Franz Winzentsen
Franz Winzentsen
Franz Winzentsen
Uwe Knott, Lutz Homann
Franz Winzentsen
The victors have reinforced Germany’s internal border on the map with endlessly renewed pencil markings, and their eraser has worn itself out. A graphical experiment.
Retrospective 2017
Die Moskauer Prozesse Milo Rau

In 2013, the director Milo Rau re-enacted two trials of the Russian state against artistic freedom at Moscow's Sakharov Centre.

Die Moskauer Prozesse

Documentary Film
Germany
2014
86 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Arne Birkenstock
Milo Rau
Markus Tomsche
Lena Rem
Jens Baudisch
In 2013, the director Milo Rau re-enacted two trials of the Russian state against artistic freedom at Moscow's Sakharov Centre. He supplemented the "historical" project - about the trials against the shows "Caution! Religion" (2003) and "Forbidden Art" (2010) - with the Pussy Riot "case" (2012) which not only drew incredible attention to his production, but also transformed a theatrical exhumation into an open-heart surgery.

Ralph Eue

Ent-grenzt: Fernsehen von nebenan. Sächsisches Lokalfernsehen 1990 bis 1995

Presentation
Germany
1990
90 minutes

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various
In the Erzgebirge a West German “investor” calls the residents „natives“ who had better decide whether they want his money. The Leipzig Round Table rejects Coca Cola as a sponsor for a music event. In Görlitz a young city councillor botches a “Waiters’ Contest”. In Laubusch a minister observes the arrival of the first German expats from the Ukraine in Direct Cinema style. Images that can’t be found in any public television archive: local television reports. The camera is close and everywhere, the unbiased interviewers are neighbours of their viewers and themselves involved in the processes they record, calling for feedback and taking up a position.

Judith Kretzschmar, Rüdiger Steinmetz
Retrospective 2019
Es werde Stadt! Dominik Graf, Martin Farkas

Half a century of the Grimme Television Prize as an occasion for some critical and polemical reflections on two times twenty-five years of Federal German (television) history.

Es werde Stadt!

Documentary Film
Germany
2014
154 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Megaherz TV Fernsehproduktion GmbH
Dominik Graf, Martin Farkas
Florian van Volxem
Martin Farkas, Roman Schauerte
Rolf Wilhelm
Dominik Graf, Martin Farkas
Jeanette Hain, Philipp Moog, Martin Umbach
Half a century of the Grimme Television Prize as an occasion for some critical and polemical reflections on two times twenty-five years of Federal German (television) history.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2015
Grauguß Peter Badel, Dieter Chill

1990: a year of uncertainty. What effect did the restructuring of the job market have on the employees of GISAG AG, a traditional foundry in Leipzig? A raw and unpolished documentary that is very rarely shown.

Grauguß

Documentary Film
Germany
1990
29 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Roman Gustke
Peter Badel, Dieter Chill
Peter Badel, Dieter Chill
1990: a year of uncertainty. What effect did the restructuring of the job market have on the employees of GISAG AG, a traditional foundry in Leipzig? A raw and unpolished documentary that is very rarely shown.

Hunger in Deutschland

Documentary Film
Germany,
Soviet Union
1924
29 minutes
subtitles: 
Russian Captions

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Studiya Meshrabpom
Germany starves once more. Soon after WWI, disaster looms again: rapid currency devaluation, queues for a loaf of bread, slums. Crowds of people gather to protest; WIR campaigns originally intended for the Soviet Union are launched in Germany now. Statistics and animations explain the causes and extent of the misery. Workers’ councils meet in Dresden, followed by demonstrations of the Black Hundreds against Fascism. Willi Münzenberg is able to look back with pride upon the achievements at the IAH world congress in Berlin in 1923. This programmatic German-Russian co-production was believed lost until a Russian version was discovered in the Krasnogorsk archive.
– Alexander Schwarz

Im Schatten der Weltstadt

Documentary Film
Germany
1930
16 minutes
subtitles: 
German Captions

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Studiya Meshrabpom
Albrecht V. Blum
This compilation film with its fast-paced montage and sense of comic timing uses contemporary documentary material. Today, the most interesting elements are the scenes of working class life in Berlin that stand for the inhuman housing conditions in the working class districts of other global metropolises.
– Günter Agde
Retrospective 2015
Jorge – Tod eines Vertragsarbeiters Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher

The film reconstructs the violent death of a Mozambican who was thrown off a tram in Dresden in 1991, and attempts to piece together his life. A xenophobia that reared its new and ugly head directly after reunification. Depressingly topical.

Jorge – Tod eines Vertragsarbeiters

Documentary Film
Germany
1994
84 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Martha Stern
Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher
Machira
Robert Berghoff
Margot Neubert-Maric
Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher
Lars Wendt
The film reconstructs the violent death of a Mozambican who was thrown off a tram in Dresden in 1991, and attempts to piece together his life. A xenophobia that reared its new and ugly head directly after reunification. Depressingly topical.

Negativnächte

Documentary Film
Germany,
Hungary
1996
28 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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HFF „Konrad Wolf“, Balázs Béla Stúdió
Susanne Schüle, István Imreh, Robert Laatz
Attila Grandpierre, Viktor Lois, László Waszlawik
Susanne Schüle, István Imreh, Robert Laatz
Susanne Schüle, István Imreh, Robert Laatz
Retrospective 2019
News & Stories: Veränderung ist das Salz des Vergnügens Alexander Kluge

A typically laconic Kluge report about Einar Schleef’s scandalous production of Rolf Hochhuth’s scandalous play “Wessis in Weimar: Scenes from an Occupied Country”.

News & Stories: Veränderung ist das Salz des Vergnügens

Documentary Film
Germany
1993
45 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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dctp – Entwicklungsgesellschaft für TV Programm mbH
Alexander Kluge
Walter Lenertz
Alexander Kluge, Einar Schleef
Michael Kurz
A typically laconic Kluge report about Einar Schleef’s scandalous production of Rolf Hochhuth’s scandalous play “Wessis in Weimar: Scenes from an Occupied Country”.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2015
Rodina heißt Heimat Helga Reidemeister

In 1991, West German director Helga Reidemeister seized the opportunity to get to know the Soviet soldiers and their families stationed in the Meiningen Garrison.

Rodina heißt Heimat

Documentary Film
Germany
1992
114 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Ziegler Film, ZDF, Arte
Helga Reidemeister
Andi Brauer
Peter van den Reek, Thomas Keller, Axel Brandt
Ursula West
Helga Reidemeister
Katharina Geinitz, Klaus Klingler, Andreas Mücke-Niesytka, Evelyn Schmidt
In 1991, West German director Helga Reidemeister seized the opportunity to get to know the Soviet soldiers and their families stationed in the Meiningen Garrison. She accompanies them back to their homeland, which is no longer the same. The collapse of an empire and the consequences for people.

Rote Pfingsten

Documentary Film
Germany
1928
21 minutes
subtitles: 
German Captions

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Studiya Meshrabpom
Carl Junghans
In the late 1930s, the Rote Frontkämpferbund (Alliance of Red Front-Fighters, RFB) organised annual Whitsunday meetings, in uniform and with revolutionary slogans, but without arms. The main purpose of these rallies was to publicly demonstrate the German proletariat’s readiness to fight. This film is a report from the fourth Reich assembly of the RFB in Berlin on Whitsunday 1928.
– Günter Agde