Something to Do with the Wall 1991
Married independent filmmakers Ross McElwee and Marilyn Levine shot a documentary film about the Berlin Wall in 1986, the climax of which was to be the 25th anniversary celebration on August 13th, and attendant demonstrations against the dividing line, erected in 1961, between East and West Berlin. But history intervened; before they could finish editing their film, the 100-mile-long, graffiti-covered wall came tumbling down, after 28 years of existence, in 1989, heralding the reunification of Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union. The filmmakers returned, now armed with their infant son, to see what was going on. They look up and re-interview the same people.

A fascinating part of history, the Berlin Wall. Germans and other residents who remember the Wall tell their stories and we are drawn into the film by the insightful comments and the historical narration. The Wall was the symbol of hard-line Communism and the Cold War. We see Germany during and after the Wall and some of what we learn is amazing.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:30:05 | 4.12 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary

Directors: Marilyn Levine, Ross McElwee
Country: USA

Extras include text Filmmaker’s Notes, Filmmaker’s Biography and a piece on more titles from McElwee.

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