The authentic 14-year (work) struggle of the American musician Abbie Conant against discrimination and for recognition and equality is portrayed on two levels, as a documentary and as a staged ironic comedy (Karin Ugwoski as a lawyer). In 1980, hired as the first solo trombonist by a German orchestra after an anonymous prelude behind a curtain, she was demoted to a second trombone after a year without a warning. A committed documentary that tries to evaluate its case in its social and cultural-historical context.
The series "Legends: An Evening for ..." shows 90-minute portraits of German "legends" and presents rare archive material and interviews with companions and friends. Hans-Joachim Preil was the nine-times clever, know-it-all and senior teacher in the legendary comedian duo "Herricht & Preil". He wrote entertainment history for 30 years. His skits, comedies, and swans amused an entire country. During the rehearsals for the joint production "Yes, I'm such a man", actress Karin Ugowski had an accident and had to wear a plaster cast on his leg for weeks.
The series "Legends: An Evening for ..." shows 90-minute portraits of German "legends" and presents rare archive material and interviews with companions and friends. Gerd E. Schäfer - actor, cabaret artist, moderator. He has played in countless roles for over 60 years. No matter whether on stage or in film - he always gives his characters that certain something. This year Gerd E. Schäfer would celebrate his 95th birthday. The film and theater actress and colleague of him - Karin Ugowski - also shares their memories.
The third part of the trilogy "In the rush of the years" by Bernhard Seeger was broadcast on April 13, 1967 as the end of the TV cycle "The Heirs of the Manifesto". The agricultural production cooperatives want to bring a restructuring with the help of important people from the village. Here the question is raised whether the party secretary Keil (Hans-Peter Minetti) and the LPG chairman Helfert (Horst Hiemer) pull together and whether they will succeed in creating a collectivization in the village. (Source: Fernsehen der DDR)
The second part of the trilogy from "In the rush of the years", which was part of the TV cycle "The heirs of the manifesto", was broadcast on TV on April 11, 1967. Scenes recreated in documentary style include the stories of Martin (Reinhard Michalke) and Maria (Karin Ugowski). The two love each other, but Martin is the son of a single farmer and Maria is the daughter of the LPG chairman. What will the families of the two say about their connection and will they accept it. (Source: Fernsehen der DDR)
The TV cycle "The Heirs to the Manifesto" dealt documentarily with the enforcement of agricultural production cooperatives in the GDR at the end of the 1950s. It already included the productions "50 Nelken", "Das Vorwerk". "In the rush of the years" by Bernhard Seeger is the three-part conclusion of the cycle and was already set to music in 1961 as a radio play. The first part of the trilogy was broadcast on April 9, 1967 on TV. (Source: Fernsehen der DDR)