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The Wall - Before and After the Berlin Wall
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Examines the history of the division of Berlin after World War II and how it eventually lead to construction of the Berlin Wall. It follows the history of the wall and its effects on the German people until its fall in 1989.
The Story of a Young Couple - Roman Einer Jungen Ehe
Part of the Series: Reel Women in East German Film
A young couple - both actors - live and work in Berlin before the Wall is built. Agnes is on location in East Berlin, and her husband Jochen works at the Westend Theater in West Berlin. They hold diametrically opposed views on politics, art and the role of the individual…
A Berlin Romance - Eine Berliner Romanze
Mid-1950s Berlin, before the building of the Wall. Uschi, a salesgirl and aspiring fashion model from the East, is attracted to Hans, from the West. But she also loves the bright shop windows in his part of the city. The flashiness of this new world soon evaporates, however, when Hans…
The Cold War Part One 1945-1961
The division of Europe following World War II, and the ideological differences between capitalism and communism which alienated former allies, initiated the Cold War. The Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the Berlin Blockade created even greater distrust between the communist bloc and the USA and its allies. A communist…
The Wall - Die Mauer
A poetic and enigmatic documentary by painter and filmmaker Jurgen Bottcher, who relies on sight and sound to contemplate the Berlin Wall's historic and symbolic significance. Part of the series WENDE FLICKS: Last Films from East Germany. This unconventional documentary highlights the Berlin Wall, its last days and its highly…
Something to do With the Wall - Berlin Before and After the Fall of the Wall
In 1986, Ross McElwee and Marilyn Levine were making a film about the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall, when the imposing structure was still very much intact as the world's most visible symbol of hardline Communism and Cold War lore. They thought they were making a documentary on the…
The Golden Age of World Cinema
Part of the Series: The Story of Film
The 1920s were a golden age for world cinema. In this part, we visit Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Shanghai and Tokyo to discover the places where movie makers were pushing the boundaries of the medium. German Expressionism, Soviet montage, French impressionism and surrealism were passionate new film movements, but less well…
Behind The Wall
Inspired by the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 2009, "Behind the Wall" tells the stories of ordinary people living on both sides of the Wall and what life was like for them before, during and after the Wall fell. All politics being local,…
Ronald Reagan - The Life and Legacy: The Cold War
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Toppling Idols: The Communist Collapse
The fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union are two of the most iconic moments in modern history. Trace the events leading up to these moments, from the newly free elections in Poland to the botched press release in East Germany that led to the…
1989—The Fall of the Berlin Wall
How did a bureaucratic blunder by a Politburo member lead to the fall of the Berlin Wall? Find out as you examine the surprisingly peaceful collapse of the Soviet Union and Communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe.
Days the World Changed, Part 3
Part of the Series: Days the World Changed
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