DOK LEIPZIG 30 OCTOBER – 5 NOVEMBER 2017
60TH INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Early Fragments: Functionaries at the Grass Roots


Early Fragments: Functionaries at the Grass Roots


CATALOGUE TEXT
Two silent, black and white pieces of film material, preserved in (standard) 8mm format and screened in a version edited by the Saxon State Archive. On 9 August 1957 Walter Ulbricht, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the SED (Socialist Unity Party of Germany), welcomes Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, at the GDR agricultural fair in Markkleeberg near Leipzig. Around 1960 Otto Grotewohl, Prime Minister of the GDR, speaks to employees of the VEB (Publicly Owned Corporation) Steinkohlewerk (hard coal mine) “August Bebel” in Zwickau. In the following decade the miners were to be retrained and hard coal mining in the GDR closed down because the deposits were exhausted.

Stefan Gööck

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Credits
Original Title: Frühe Fragmente: Funktionäre an der Basis
Country: GDR
Year: 1957
Language: without dialogue
Subtitle: Without Dialogue/Subtitles
Runtime: 5 min.
Format: .mp4
Color: B&W
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