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Freundschaft und Frieden Karl Gass, Bruno Kleberg

In October 1951 Wilhelm Pieck travelled to Czechoslovakia. This short documentary is a kind of public relations account of the journey.

Freundschaft und Frieden

Documentary Film
GDR
1951
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Wochenschau und Dokumentarfilme
Karl Gass, Bruno Kleberg
Heinz Peer Czygan, Erich Nitzschmann
Traute Wischnewski
In October 1951 a government delegation of the still young GDR, headed by its first and only President, Wilhelm Pieck, travelled to Czechoslovakia. The short documentary “Friendship and Peace”, directed by Karl Gass and Bruno Kleberg, another pioneer of DEFA documentary film, is a kind of public relations account of this journey. The film is Karl Gass’s second work as a director after he had co-operated with Andrew Thorndike on “The Ascending Path”.

Fabian Tietke
DEFA Matinee 2017
Nationalität: deutsch Karl Gass

The school chronicle of a village school teacher from the Altmark – almost four decades of contemporary history and the history of mentalities in Germany.

Nationalität: deutsch

Documentary Film
GDR
1990
88 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Karl Gass
Wolfgang Schoor
Andreas Bergmann, Peter Milinski
Evelyn Kuhnert
Karl Gass, Klaus Wischnewski
Karl Gass based his last film on the school chronicle of a village school teacher from the Altmark. World War I brought Albert Linnecke, born 1889, died 1954, to Rindtorf as a substitute teacher. His chronicles record school trips as well as political events and the economic ups and downs in times of war and peace – almost four decades of contemporary history and the history of mentalities in Germany, seen through the eyes of a man who never failed to adjust to changing political systems.

Fabian Tietke