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Tradesmen & Treasures: Gothic and Renaissance Nuremberg

  Filmed on location in Germany, Tradesmen and Treasures documents the remarkable flowering of art and culture in Nuremberg during the 14th-16th centuries, when the city evolved from an important Read More

Henrich Böll – The Project for International Communication Studies

  Heinrich Theodor Böll,  (December 21, 1917 – July 16, 1985) was a German writer considered one of Germany’s foremost post-World War II writers. He was a recipient of the Read More

The Haunted Screen: Weimar Cinema

  Nosferatu, Mabuse, and Caligari: icons of German cinema who haunted the silver screen, phantoms and doppelgängers from a terrible realm who represented the fears and desires of an era Read More

Paula Modersohn-Becker – Roland Films on Art

  Paula Modersohn-Becker was the most important female artist of her day and one of the main forerunners of Expressionism. She lived in Worpswede, in the fens north-east of Bremen Read More

Kathe Kollwitz – Roland Films on Art

  Käthe Kollwitz was the most powerfully emotional German artist of this century; this film describes her life and work, and stresses the timelessness and humanity of her art. Its Read More

Otto Dix: The Painter is the Eyes of the World

  This first comprehensive study of German artist Otto Dix looks at the life and works of the maligned German artist who was blacklisted by the Nazis for his paintings Read More

What Do Those Old Films Mean? – Volume 6: Germany 1926-1932

  What Do Those Old Films Mean? was originally a six-part series that aired on England’s Channel Four Television. The series was conceived by Noël Burch. It explores the early Read More

Germany: The Reluctant Nation

  Germany, the most prosperous nation in Europe, has come a long way since World War II.  But economics is only a part of the picture.  This program provides some Read More

Rainer Maria Rilke: A Poet’s Cosmology

  Rainer Maria Rilke’s supreme mastery of the German language, which he manipulated with an unprecedented subtlety and plasticity, forms the bedrock upon which his reputation as one of the Read More

George Steiner: Vienna 1900

  Behind 1900 Vienna’s façade of elegance and affluence, a new generation of artists, musicians, writers, and thinkers was struggling to escape the straitjacket of Austro-Hungarian society. In this vintage Read More