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PROGRESS, one of the largest film distributors in Germany, was founded in 1950 in East Berlin. The PROGRESS collection comprises the complete film heritage of the German Democratic Republic.
PROGRESS was the only film distributor in East Germany and brought around 12,000 films to the country's 830 cinemas. Almost half of them were feature films and documentaries by DEFA, the only film studio in the GDR.
The DEFA documentaries and newsreels cover all areas of life, from very private moments to big politics, from art to industry, from propaganda to revealing reality. DEFA’s feature films reflect everyday life in the East and the tensions between communist utopia and escape from the system.
The films were shot on 35mm film, all over the world between 1946 and 1992
Size Of Library
The PROGRESS filmstock comprises more than 17,000 films – including documentaries, newsreels, feature films and animated films.
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