Jugendzeit/Jugendzeit in der Stadt

GDR 1978, Documentary, 18' | Director, Screenplay Roland Steiner | DoP Hans-Eberhard Leupold | Editor Rita Blach, Eleonore Burke | Sound Peter Pflughaupt, Ullrich Fengler, Hans-Jürgen Mittag | Music Johann Sebastian Bach, City

Jugendzeit (Younger Days): In this film, produced in the GDR, Anke, Birgit and Katrin are studying for a senior high school diploma in cattle farming, for the duration of which the three girls live in residential school. We hear them reflecting on topics such as the future, planning a career and founding a family. They also take a critical look at one another. Jugendzeit … in der Stadt (Younger Days in the City): the young adults here are on the verge of major decisions about their plans for the future. In the group, they discuss their expectations on life and the question of what it actually means to be young. Even the wish for one of those big wall cupboard units in your first flat can trigger debate!


ROLAND STEINER was born in 1949. Following work as a camera assistant at the DEFA Film Studios and the study of film direction at the then Potsdam-Babelsberg TV & Film College, he worked as a director of documentary films for DEFA. From 1991 to 1993, he was head of the film direction seminar at the Potsdam-Babelsberg TV & Film College. Since 1995, he has been in charge of the Campus Radio journalism course at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.

Roland Steiner
1978, 1979
Documentary, Short Film
School Film