Berlin Wall c. 1961, 1961
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital.
- Physical Description:
- online resource (video file 1:19:06) : Sound, Black and White
- Additional Creators:
- Gass, Karl, Forest, Jean Kurt, Schnitzler, Karl-Eduard von, Hemmerling, Christel, Wueste, Werner, DEFA, and Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Global tensions & the Cold War and Wars & Revolutions
- Feature-length documentary which takes a look at the events of the immediate postwar period, and compares life on both sides of the Berlin Wall. The western part of the city is shown to be Americanised and immoral with high crime and suicide rates, and clubs for vengeful former Nazis. Against a background of newsreel footage from the Second World War, its aftermath and the partition of Berlin, East Germany is shown to be a morally superior land of industrialisation and voluntary rubble clearers, where a wall had been built to defend against fascist forces in West Germany. Archive shots include the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the visits of Willy Brandt and Bobby Kennedy to the Berlin Wall, and the Soviet liberation of concentration camps.
- Archive Reference: N-507156.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Contributors: Forest, Jean Kurt; Schnitzler, Karl-Eduard von; Hemmerling, Christel; Wueste, Werner. and Production Company: DEFA.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: GDR (German Democratic Republic), c. 1961.
- Copyright Note:
- The British Film Institute
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