Freiheit (German for "freedom") is a 1966 short film by George Lucas. It follows a student's attempt to escape to freedom. This student (Randal Kleiser) tries to run across the Berlin border, but ends up being shot in the chest and side gut and is mortally wounded. While he dies, he thinks about dying for freedom. It was made while Lucas was a film student at the University of Southern California.
George Lucas is a writer-director that established him as a major figure in Hollywood consists of just three titles, made between 1971 and 1977 -- THX 1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars -- and there was a 22-year hiatus between Star Wars Episode IV and his only other feature-film directing credits, the three Star Wars prequels.
Randal Kleiser has directed several feature films, including Grease (1978), The Blue Lagoon (1980) with Brooke Shields, Summer Lovers (1982) with Daryl Hannah, Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) with Jamie Lee Curtis, Flight of the Navigator (1986), featuring the first use of digital morphing in a film, Big Top Pee-wee (1988), White Fang (1991) and Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992).