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Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

Works: 314 works in 425 publications in 4 languages and 6,223 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Biographical films  Drama  War films  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Propaganda films  Short films 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Producer, Performer, Production personnel, Other, Editor, his, isb, rpc, brd, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
A Film Unfinished by Yael Hersonski( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the 'good life' of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more
Sorstalanság = Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hungarian and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the semi-autobiographical tale of a 14 year old Jewish boy from Budapest, who gets caught up in historical events as the city's Jews are deported. He finds a bizarre sense of community in a concentration camp, and a feeling of alienation once he returns to the city. In Hungarian, with English subtitles
No place on Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told
Gerhard Richter painting by Corinna Belz( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legendary German painter Gerhard Richter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009, where he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. Richter is his own worst critic, destroying multiple canvases before his remarkable creative spirit takes hold and the astonishing final compositions emerge"--Container
Hitler's children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hitler had no children, but what about Goering, Himmler and Frank? Hitler's children introduces us to the descendants of these infamous men. Niklas Frank, son of Hans Frank and godson of Hitler, has spent his adult life vehemently speaking out against his father and the Nazi regime. And Bettina Goering, grand-niece of Hitler's second in command, Hermann Goering, lives in voluntary exile in Santa Fe. These, and many others, discuss how they have coped with the fact that their last names are equated with terror and genocide"--Container
Die Stille nach dem Schuss = The legend of Rita by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This political thriller, set in the final years of the Cold War, recounts the struggles of a young West German woman member of a terrorist group (loosely based on the real Baader-Meinhof gang). When the group disbands, she goes into hiding with an invented identity in East Germany. She struggles with the realities of a Communist state while keeping the distant ideal of socialism
Works for piano ; Works for flute and piano by Jonathan Harvey( )

4 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Nataraja [Einheitssacht.: Nataraja]. Run before lightning [Einheitssacht.: Run before lightning]. Tombeau de Messiaen [Einheitssacht.: Tombeau de Messiaen]. Vers [Einheitssacht.: Vers]. Ff [Einheitssacht.: Ff]. Homage to Cage, à Chopin (und Ligeti ist auch dabei) [Einheitssacht.: Homage to Cage ... à Chopin (und Ligeti ist auch dabei)]. Haiku [Einheitssacht.: Haiku]. Four images after Yeats [Einheitssacht.: Images after Yeats]
The fight by John Morgan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the anticipation that the bout between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling generated, the events leading up to it, the impact Louis's victory had on blacks and its significance for Jews
Under the sun( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Korean and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rare, jaw-dropping glimpse of everyday life in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang: Zin-Mi is an adorable 8-year-old girl, who, as she prepares to join the prestigious Children's Union, participates in colorful, joyous patriotic school pageants, eats delicious evening meals at her family's well-appointed apartment, and is doted on by her attractive parents who work in model factories that regularly exceed their production targets. Sounds too good to be true? Of course it is." -- Container
The decent one by Vanessa Lapa( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 2008 article in the German magazine Der Spiegel described SS chief Heinrich Himmler as one of the most brutal mass murderers in world history, concluding that without him, the Holocaust would not have occurred. The man behind the madness is the subject of Belgian-born, Israel-based filmmaker Vanessa Lapa's documentary, a work composed entirely of archival footage, much of it consisting of photos from Himmler's own personal collection with readings from his diaries and letters
Das war die DDR : eine Geschichte des anderen Deutschland( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in German and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ... chronicle of the German Democratic Republic (or as we called it, East Germany) features illuminating interviews complemented by rare archival materials from film, photographs, posters, caricatures, popular songs and speeches. Former citizens both prominent and unknown reflect on cultural, economic, and political developments from the founding of the GDR in 1949 to German unification in 1990 ... [Includes] the film history of events such as the suppression of the Prague Spring in 1968, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, economic stagnation, Stasi activity, and the popular upheavals that finally brought down the state."--Container
Der turm = The tower by Christian Schwochow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the acclaimed novel, it is a searing look at Communist East Germany in its final decade; It reveals the intimate realities of life behind the Berlin Wall as seen through the eyes of the Hoffmann family and their community of privileged intellectuals in suburban Dresden
Die Thomaner : a year in the life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2012 the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig celebrated its 800th birthday. An almost unbelievable period of time, if one considers that the choir outlasted all political systems, maintaining its unbroken traditions over the centuries, and was thus able to hold onto established principles such as the inclusion of the elder boys in the education of the younger ones. The film accompanied the St. Thomas Boys Choir and their choir master Georg Christoph Biller over the period of one year, immersing the audience in a unique world between motet, boarding school and football pitch, into a life that is distinguished by success and pressure to perform, doubts and pride, homesickness and genuine friendship
Der Petersdom = [500 years of Saint Peter's]( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 18th, 1506, saw the beginning of the end for the 1200-year-old St. Peter's Basilica on the Vatican Hill in Rome. On this day, under the supervision of chief architect Donato Bramante, the foundation stone was laid for a new St. Peter's Cathedral
This ain't California( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the world of roller boarding in the German Democratic Republic. A coming-of-age tale of three teenagers and their passionate love for a sport on the crumbling tarmac of the streets in the German Democratic Republic, which was considered very ill-fitting. The punk fairy tale is a story of the subversive powers of fun in that part of Germany, which had lost touch with its citizens. The film follows its three heroes from their childhood in the seventies through their teenage rebellion in the eighties, ending in the last summer of their life in the German Democratic Republic in 1989, when their life changed forever, and follows them to 2011--IMDb
Russia & the West : Putin takes control( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir Putin, after eight years as President of Russia and four more as Prime Minister, is stubbornly holding onto power. He has announced his intention to return as President and declared his party the winner in parliamentary elections that are widely seen as fraudulent. In December, tens of thousands took to the streets in Moscow in the largest protests since Putin came to power. Putin began his career as a KGB officer, but when he became President, he made himself a valued ally of the West. How did he do it? And where did things go wrong with Washington and London? For the first time Putin's top colleagues--and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him--tell the inside story of one of the world's most powerful men. -- container
Liebte der Osten anders : Sex im geteilten Deutschland( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the differences in views on sex and sexuality in East and West Germany during the time between the construction and demolition of the Berlin Wall
Das war die DDR : eine Geschichte des anderen Deutschland( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begleitbuch zur 7teiligen Fernseh-Dokumentation über die Geschichte der DDR
Duet by Steve Reich( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow of The Holy Book( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This high-spirited, political satire exposes the complicity of multinational corporations in supporting and legitimizing dictator, Saparmurat Niyazov, of Turkmenistan, one of the world's most egregious violators of human rights. Niyazov, self-appointed President for Life, transformed a remote Central Asian republic into one of the most oppressive, megalomaniacal and bizarre regimes in recent history. Turkmenistan, which borders Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iran, is also home to one of the world's largest oil and natural gas reserves. Such resource endowments have attracted world leaders and multi-billion dollar corporations who set aside their morals and knowingly propped up the regime to secure profitable business deals
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Alternative Names

controlled identityRadio DDR

Leipziger Rundfunk


MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk)


Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk aŭtonoma ŝtata radiostacio kaj televida sendostacio por la federaciaj landoj Saksio, Saksio-Anhalto kaj Turingio

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Landesrundfunkanstalt für das Land Sachsen-Anhalt sowie für die Freistaaten Sachsen und Thüringen

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Leipzig)

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk public broadcaster for the federal states of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt

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