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Germany - Far Right: Seven Months as a "Republikaner"

This film deals with a new right-extremist party in Germany "Die Republikaner," which represents the neo-fascists new strategy in Europe. They propagate legalistic, seemingly democratic ideologies but politically speaking are more dangerous than the small violent groups, because of increasing public support. This documentary is based on the undercover activities of journalist Michael Schomers who spent seven months as a member of the group. Schomer presents a view of the political everyday life of the party, which is based on the fascist elitist theory of the in-equality of humans.

Germany, Between East and West

With Kurt Biedenkopf & Frederick Tubach (Conversations; 7).

Germany: From Partition to Unity (Allemagne : von der Teilung zur Einheit)

Contents: Part l. Divided world -- divided Germany (26 min.) -- Part 2. The process of unification (26 min.). Documents the history of Germany from 1945 to 1990 through commentary and historical film footage, showing that the Germans on both sides of the wall never lost sight of their claim to national unity. 1991. 52 min. [preservation copy] Part I; part II [preservation copy]

Gli Squadristi del 2000

A documentary on the resurgence of fascism and racist violence in Europe, particularly in Germany and Austria. Leaders of extreme left political groups such as Arnolf Priem, Heinz Reisz, Michael Kuhnen in Germany and Gerd Honsik, Gottfried Kussel in Austria are interviewed and seen making speeches at meetings. Recounts with film footage various racist and skinhead assaults on Turks, disabled children and Jewish cemeteries in Germany in the past few years. PAL standard 24 min. In Italian and German, with Italian voiceovers, subtitles and captions. PAL.

Helke Sander (Edition der Filmemacher)

DVD #1. BeFreier und Befreite 1 (1991/92) (90 min.) ; BeFreier und Befreite 2 = Liberators take liberties, pt. 1-2 (1991/92) (102 min.) BeFreier und Befreite: Documents the 1945 mass rape of German women and girls by the advancing Soviet army. DVD #2.

Here We Come

In Dessau, Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin in the 1980s: Simo, Beatschmidt, Magic Mayer ... breakdance was their home and Hip Hop their lives. They were not supposed to dance in the former GDR ... but they did. They met on the streets, trailored their own jogging suits and painted their shirts with graffiti, imitating the moves from movies, they trained in front of the mirror and on the streets. At first isolated by society, breakdance evolved into an important youth culture symbol in the former East Germany. Contents: "Du Weisst alles uber die DDR?

How to live in the German Federal Republic. Leben BRD (How to live in the FRG)

A film by Harun Farocki. Farocki's amazing dissection of modern life in Germany--in a country he calls "a training camp in which techniques for living are practiced by the professionally living." Composed entirely of 32 short scenes taken from instructional and training classes, these films, sometimes hilarious, and at times ominous, show rehearsals of real life situations acted out in practice sessions for dealing with life in modern day Germany. 1989. 83 min.

Krieg und Frieden & Der Kandidat

Disc 1. Krieg und Frienden = War and peace / directors, Stefan Aust, Alexander Kluge, Volker Schlondorff (118 min.), 1982 -- Auf der Suche nach einer praktisch-realistischen Haltung (12 min.), 1983 -- So tuckisch sind Friedensschlusse (1 min.), 2006. -- Disc 2. Der Kandidat = The Candidate / directors, Stefan Aust, Alexander Kluge, Alexander von Eschwege, Volker Schlondorff (124 min), 1980 -- GroaŸe Reiche mu? man leiten wie man kleine Fischlein brat (15 min.), 1993 -- Sturm uber Agypten (1 min.), 2006.

Lest We Forget

A powerful "gut-wrenching" overview of World War II as seen through the eyes of an American soldier, from the Allied invasion to Berlin. Immediately after the surrender of all the German Forces, General Eisenhower ordered a documentary produced honoring the outstanding and stunning accomplishments of the American foot soldier. Once produced, however, he ordered all known copies destroyed, due to the"negative tones" of the finished film. This film was made from the only surviving copy. 1945. 48 min.

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