A superbly photographed documentary describing the rise of Stalinstadt (from 1961 Eisenhüttenstadt), the new home to thousands from different parts of the GDR. Although the film does not gloss over the difficulties experienced in boosting productivity in the steelworks, the predominant tone combines Stalinist pathos with the boundless ideological optimism of those early years of the GDR.
35mm | s/w / b/w
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Karl Gass - born 1917 in Mannheim. After graduating in business studies he covered economic affairs for the Berliner Rundfunk and Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk broadcasters. He worked as a scriptwriter for DEFA newsreels in 1951, and was artistic director of the DEFA studios from 1954 to 1960. Founder of the Leipzig Kultur- und Dokumentarfilmwoche. Head of documentary class at HFF Potsdam from 1965 to 1968. He began writing books in 1990.
SCHAUT AUF DIESE STADT (1962, doc)
DAS JAHR 1945 (1984, doc)
RACKETEERS (1984, doc)
JEDER KONNTE ES SEHEN (1988, doc)
NATIONALITÄT: DEUTSCH (1990, doc)