Media & Film
Julio Metal was a banker and investor, who lived in Berlin and Vienna. His property was “aryanized” after 1933. He fled to the USA in 1938. His granddaughter produced the podcast “Recovering Julio” about the history of her family and Julio Metal.
Facts & Files conducted research at German archives on the persecution of Jews in North Africa during World War II. The American scholar and author Robert Satloff used these information for his study on Arabs who helped to save Jews from persecution.
Facts & Files researched several provenance information on paintings belonging to the collection of Cornelius Gurlitt for the TV documentary “Degenerated, Deprived, Discovered – The Trace of the Paintings” (“Entartet, enteignet, entdeckt – Die Spur der Bilder“).
Facts & Files undertook research for the documentary “Gerda’s Silence” by Britta Wauer
The documentary depicts the life of a woman who was born in Berlin. In 1944, she was deported to the death camp Auschwitz. She survived and emigrated to the United States. For many years she did not speak about her terrible experiences and the tragedy of her family.
Documentary produced by CineCentrum Deutsche Gesellschaft für Film- und Fernsehproduktion mbH for the German television channel ZDF info
The documentary by Franziska von Tiesenhausen and Klaus Kastenholz examine the history of Yugoslavia from World War One to the break-up of the Socialist Republic and civil wars.
The filmmaker Britta Wauer traced the rich past of the cemetery and portrayed visitors from all different countries who talk about their childhood, their families and ancestors – who tell stories from Jewish, Berlin, and German history. Facts & Files did research for the documentary “In Heaven Underground – The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery” in German archives.
Soccer has been played in Berlin for more than 100 years. Facts & Files compiled a photo book on Berlin soccer history, published by the Berlin publishing house Nicolai Verlag Berlin in spring 2006.
The ABCs of Humankind
The topic “Languages of Humankind” constitutes the framework for the Year of the Humanities. Language is the element common to all the different disciplines of the humanities. The constitutional link between tradition, continuity, topicality and future viability in the humanities can be experienced through language.
What was the “Stasi”? Where and how did the “Stasi” work? What significance did the “Stasi” have for the East-German dictatorship? This educational film made by Franziska Schlotterer and Facts & Files gives the answers.
Indexing of the photo holding
Commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government, Facts & Files selected 5000 historical photographs from the holding of the Federal Photo Archive, which includes around two million pictures.
The documentary feature “Once in the GDR” – a co-production of MDR, WDR, and LOOKS Film- und TV GmbH – tells about the every day life in East Germany with means of old film material and the stories of eye witnesses. The feature was broadcasted in four episodes at First German Television Programme ARD in November 2004 and will be continued with ten additional episodes at MDR in 2005 and 2006.
Commissioned by the Federal Agency for Political Education and Robert Havemann Society, Berlin, www.jugendopposition.de is a German multimedia website focused on resistance and opposition of young people against the repressive East German government.
On December 20, 1949, Wilhelm Pieck – the president of the GDR – delivered a radio speech on the occasion of Josef Stalin’s seventieth birthday. Four students from Altenburg, Thuringia, decided to use this opportunity to educate the people of the freshly-founded GDR about Stalin being a mass murderer and dictator.
Facts & Files provided historical consultation for the documentary film “The Secret of the Special Archive” by the Russian production company Stresh in cooperation with the Russian archive administration.