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Animated Film
FRG
1950
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Kurt Stordel Filmproduktion
Kurt Stordel
Gerhard Trede
Kurt Stordel
Bertram Otto
An animation in praise of the Deutsche Mark as the solid currency to be trusted.

Olaf Möller

[Universitätskirche in Leipzig, Sprengung 1968]

Documentary Film
GDR
1968
2 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Manfred Köhler, Rudolf Etzold
Footage that was officially not supposed to exist. A find from the Saxon State Archive.

Ralph Eue
Retrospective
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
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

A Day at the Grave of Karl Marx

Documentary Film
Finland
1984
30 minutes
subtitles: 
German
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Peter von Bagh
Peter von Bagh
Tapani Tamminen
Tony Chapman
Elina Katainen
Chris Barton
A century after his death, people from 20 different countries visit the grave of the philosopher Karl Marx (1818–1883) in Highgate Cemetery. Thoughts and discussions about him as well as dialogues with him.

Ralph Eue
Retrospective
A Few Stories About a Man Bogdan Dziworski

Even without arms the hero of this film is a passionate skier and high board diver – and a brilliant painter, too.

A Few Stories About a Man

Documentary Film
Poland
1983
20 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych
Bogdan Dziworski
Janusz Hajdun
Krzysztof Ptak
Agnieszka Bojanowska
Bogdan Dziworski
Jan Freda
Even without arms the hero of this film is a passionate skier and high board diver – and a brilliant painter, too. An unfettered camera assists him in overcoming seemingly inhuman obstacles, transforming this portrait of a total optimist into pure cinema magic.
Retrospective
A Letter to Dad Srđan Keča

The war made Srđan Keča discover facets of his father he didn’t know. After the latter’s death, he sets out to find traces of those hidden, suppressed traits.

A Letter to Dad

Documentary Film
Serbia
2012
48 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Srđan Keča
Srđan Keča
Alcyona Mick
Srđan Keča
Katherine Lee
Tudor Petre
The war made Srđan Keča discover facets of his father he didn’t know. After the latter’s death, he sets out to find traces of those hidden, suppressed traits.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective
A Story of a Man Who Filled 552% of the Quota Wojciech Wiszniewski

With his shovel-like hands the Silesian miner Bernard Bugdoł became a working class hero and the great white hope of the new socialist Poland of the 1950s.

A Story of a Man Who Filled 552% of the Quota

Documentary Film
Poland
1973
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Telewizja Polska
Wojciech Wiszniewski
Witold Stok, Tomasz Tarasin, Cesary Makowski, Wojciech Kozłowski
Stanisław Pieniak
Janusz Retzer
With his shovel-like hands the Silesian miner Bernard Bugdoł became a working class hero and the great white hope of the new socialist Poland of the 1950s. Two decades later, cinema rebel Wojciech Wiszniewski compares Bugdoł the man and his legend. A tragicomic look behind the myth.

Abenteuer der kleinen Chinesen

Documentary Film
Soviet Union
1928
18 minutes
subtitles: 
Russian Captions
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Studiya Meshrabpom
Margarita Benderskaya
Samuil Bendersky
V. Levington
Two poor little Chinese children looking for the land of freedom travel across oceans and foreign continents but don’t find it. Finally they come to a Soviet pioneer camp and are received with cheers, flag salutes and lock step marches. One of the studio’s first puppet animations.
– Günter Agde
Retrospective
Alyosha Meelis Muhu

Occupier or liberator? Estonian and Russian nationalists are locked in a bitter dispute about the Soviet soldier memorial in Tallinn. Meelis Muhu captures how it is being passed on to the next generation and how it can erupt in the heat of the moment.

Alyosha

Documentary Film
Estonia
2008
67 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Meelis Muhu
Meelis Muhu
Erik Norkroos, Kullar Viimne, Ants Martin Vahur, Raul Keller, Oleg Besedin, Raimo Kummer, Jüri Liim, Urmas Eero Liiv, Arvo Vilu, Kristina Norman
Kersti Miilen, Erik Norkroos, Meelis Muhu
Meelis Muhu
Mallar Prandi, Mario Narbekov
Occupier or liberator? Estonian and Russian nationalists are locked in a bitter dispute about the Soviet soldier memorial in Tallinn. Meelis Muhu captures how it is being passed on to the next generation and how it can erupt in the heat of the moment.

Amílcar Cabral, the week of information, September 1972, Conakry

Documentary Film
(none)
1972
7 minutes
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José Bolama, Josefina Crato, Sana na N’Hada, Flora Gomes
Retrospective
Angela Davis Is at Your Mercy Carole Roussopoulos

In response to the arrest of the philosopher and activist Angela Davis, the French writer Jean Genet read a text denouncing the US justice system.

Angela Davis Is at Your Mercy

Documentary Film
France
1970
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Vidéo Out Production
Carole Roussopoulos
Carole Roussopoulos
Carole Roussopoulos
Carole Roussopoulos
An agitprop film made by Carole Roussopoulos: In response to the arrest of the philosopher and activist Angela Davis (born 1944–), the French writer Jean Genet (1910–1986) read a text denouncing the US justice system.

Ralph Eue
Retrospective
Aus dem Alltag in der DDR: Dritter Versuch einer Rekonstruktion Carlheinz Caspari

Re-enactments (complete with ideological background) of current events in the GDR for FRG television.

Aus dem Alltag in der DDR: Dritter Versuch einer Rekonstruktion

Documentary Film
FRG
1971
88 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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NDR
Carlheinz Caspari
Walter Fehdmer, Günter Selbach
Wolfgang Skerhutt
Joachim Zweinert
Christian Dreyer
Re-enactments (complete with ideological background) of current events in the GDR for FRG television: prime time in the Cold War.

Olaf Möller

Aus eigener Kraft

Documentary Film
FRG
1954
78 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Franz Schroedter-Studio KG
Franz Schroedter
Alois Melichar
Fritz Arno Wagner, Karl Löb, Wolf Göthe
Wolfgang Wehrum
Dörte Harms, Franz Schroedter
Ewald Otto, Robert Fehrmann
Hans Nielsen
Photo: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft | About the reconstruction of Wolfsburg and the Volkswagen factory.

Olaf Möller