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Everyday Life in the GDR 2016
[Eigenwerbung für das Bezirksfilmstudio Leipzig]

This commercial was to be screened before the amateur film programmes presented by Leipzig’s “Casino” arthouse cinema on special occasions.

[Eigenwerbung für das Bezirksfilmstudio Leipzig]

Documentary Film
GDR
1980
4 minutes

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Bezirksfilmstudio Leipzig
This commercial was to be screened before the amateur film programmes presented by Leipzig’s “Casino” arthouse cinema on special occasions.

Stefan Gööck
Everyday Life in the GDR 2016
1165/1965 – Mein Leipzig lob ich mir … weil wir die Hausherren sind [Ausschnitt] Herbert Kasinski, Karl-Heinz Naumann, Werner Wienhold

Three film lovers work for the 800th anniversary celebrations of their hometown.

1165/1965 – Mein Leipzig lob ich mir … weil wir die Hausherren sind [Ausschnitt]

Documentary Film
GDR
1965
4 minutes

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Herbert Kasinski, Karl-Heinz Naumann, Werner Wienhold
Three film lovers work for the 800th anniversary celebrations of their hometown: directed by a shoe salesman, the film section of the Cabinet for Cultural Work and a photographer document the grand parade on Leipziger Ring, whose hackneyed agitation is swept away in a symbolic clean sweep and last dance.

Stefan Gööck

Bis tausend Stimmen stimmen [Ausschnitt]

Documentary Film
GDR
1983
16 minutes

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Stadtkabinett für Kulturarbeit Leipzig
A film report about the enforced efforts to bring 1000 amateur singers together for the 1983 Gymnastics and Sports Meeting to prove the existence of a living Leipzig workers’ choir tradition.

Stefan Gööck

Bumerang

Animated Film
GDR
1975
2 minutes

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Amateurfilmstudio Miltitz
Heinz Drigalla, Klaus Hessel
The production of electric hair dryers at the VEB (nationally owned company) Electric Appliances Works. A man about to clock off does not perform the quality control (electric check at the “test bench”) – with serious consequences for himself and his wife.

Ralf Forster
Everyday Life in the GDR 2016
Damit wir glücklich leben W.-K. Krekow, Konrad Hildebrand

“A World War Two bomb was discovered during excavation work in Dresden. Lives are at risk.” (Fotokino-Magazin, 1/1972)

Damit wir glücklich leben

Documentary Film
GDR
1971
6 minutes

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Amateurfilmkollektiv VEB Reglerwerke und Elektromat Dresden
W.-K. Krekow, Konrad Hildebrand
“A World War Two bomb was discovered during excavation work in Dresden. Lives are at risk. Bomb disposal expert Captain Wahl undertakes the dangerous task of defusing the bomb so we can all live happily.” (Fotokino-Magazin, 1/1972)
Everyday Life in the GDR 2016
Die Leipziger S-Bahn [Teil I]

On 12 July 1969, the public flocked to see the solemn inauguration of the Leipzig urban railway system “in honour of the 20th anniversary of the GDR and the 5th German Turn- und Sportfest (Gymnastics and Sports Meeting)”.

Die Leipziger S-Bahn [Teil I]

Documentary Film
GDR
1969
8 minutes

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Filmstudio Kulturhaus der Eisenbahner Leipzig
On 12 July 1969, the public flocked to see the solemn inauguration of the Leipzig urban railway system “in honour of the 20th anniversary of the GDR and the 5th German Turn- und Sportfest (Gymnastics and Sports Meeting)”.

Stefan Gööck
Everyday Life in the GDR 2016
Eine Nummer größer Frank Dietrich

What happens when one man is more negligent about workplace safety than the next? Critical negligence in transporting metal parts is punished more than once.

Eine Nummer größer

Animated Film
GDR
1981
3 minutes

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Amateurfilmzirkel Senftenberg
Frank Dietrich
What happens when one man is more negligent about workplace safety than the next? Critical negligence in transporting metal parts is punished more than once.

Ralf Forster
Everyday Life in the GDR 2016
Faßroller Gerhard Langer

A worker is rolling a barrel through the workshop. He is distracted; the barrel escapes and causes some damage. At last it ends up at the factory gate where the worker catches up with it.

Faßroller

Documentary Film
GDR
1972
5 minutes

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Filmstudio Altenburg-Nord
Gerhard Langer
A worker is rolling a barrel through the workshop. He is distracted; the barrel escapes and causes some damage. At last it ends up at the factory gate where the worker catches up with it. A sign displays the moral lesson: “Avoid accidents! Use the barrel roller!” Slapstick agitation for industrial safety.

Ralf Forster

Hoher Besuch

Documentary Film
GDR
1985
3 minutes

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Amateurfilmstudio Kulturhaus der Eisenbahner “7. November” Leipzig
Directed by a sound engineer of the Leipzig DEFA Sound and Dubbing Studio and produced by a team consisting mostly of non-employees – an example of the fact that “the societal sponsorship of the people’s artistic creation” had ossified into formality. A member of the studio has cast himself in the lead: as a private plumber. This satire on the constant shortages in the service industry was produced for the “Eulenspiegel” amateur film competition.

Stefan Gööck

Instandhaltung an Wohngebäuden [Ausschnitt]

Documentary Film
GDR
1970
18 minutes

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Bezirksfilmstudio Leipzig
Tenants are supposed to help each other stop the ongoing decay of apartments and buildings. The district councils are called upon to create the necessary preconditions. Filmed in television feature style but with interviews that seem even more starchy than their professional models.

Stefan Gööck
Everyday Life in the GDR 2016
Ist der Ofen aus? Rainer Hässelbarth

“Eight men who worked together for a long time making gas and coke are facing a decisive new chapter of their working lives, […]" (Fotokino-Magazin, 1/1988)

Ist der Ofen aus?

Documentary Film
GDR
1988
14 minutes

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AmateurFilmClub ENERGIE Berlin
Rainer Hässelbarth
“Eight men who worked together for a long time making gas and coke are facing a decisive new chapter of their working lives, […] which seems like a nostalgic swan song for a workplace that must have been cursed many times for being rough and dirty but is now described in the most glowing colours.” (Fotokino-Magazin, 1/1988)