From a number of applications and submissions, the Commission selected
a total of four American and four German productions, as well as a German-American
coproduction, which received grants in 1994.
Marshall Plan for Eastern Europe? (Radio
In interviews with contemporary witnesses the historical facts of the
Marshall Plan are presented, and the question is asked whether a similar
approach might also help the countries in Eastern Europe in their struggle
for economic development.
Route l (German Media Service, Washington)
In several episodes, this television series shows places along Route 1
on the American East Coast where German settlers landed, and describes
their history and influence.
East German Students in the USA
A radio production by eastern German Journalist Gislinde Schwarz
who visited and interviewed exchange students from the new federal states
during their one-year stay in the USA, with their former class enemy.
RIAS — A Radio Station in a
A documentary by Prof. Herbert Kundler, RIAS program director for many
From Walls to Riches (Amelan
This documentary focuses on the problems and opportunities unleashed by
the opening of the Wall. It will demonstrate how some eastern Germans
— using new freedoms — shaped their own destiny and created
their own businesses.
Earning while Learning (Hans-Peter
One-hour television program about practical vocational training in the
United States of America and in Germany, the German dual training system
and possibilities of transferring it to the USA. For broadcast by ARD
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
An American freedom-fighter from Magdeburg. The film reminds us of the
diverse and close relationships between Americans and Germans for more
than 200 years.
Five Years after Unification
A three half hour radio program by Peter Laufer for the ABC Radio
Network perspective series will analyze change since the Wall came down
and also attempt to explain what went right and what went wrong, with
recommendations for the future.
A Time of Peace, a Time of Change
A five part series by KTVU Channel 2 Oakland, California, about
the direct results of the end of the Cold War in Germany, when military
bases shut down, military contractors suddenly lose markets for their
products and former enemies are asked to see the world in a new light
of cooperation and competition.