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

The Eyewitness 1960 / A 75


The Eyewitness 1960 / A 75


CATALOGUE TEXT
The funeral of Wilhelm Pieck (1876–1960), who was president of the GDR from 1949 to 1960. Episode of the weekly GDR news programme "Der Augenzeuge" ("The Eyewitness"). Helene Weigel talks. Official guests pay their respects. For a moment, work comes to a standstill in the whole country.

Ralph Eue

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Credits
Original Title: Der Augenzeuge 1960 / A 75
Country: GDR
Year: 1960
Language: German
Subtitle: No
Runtime: 9 min.
Format: DVD
Color: B&W
Producer: DEFA-Studio für Wochenschau und Dokumentarfilme
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