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Sunday Documentary: Spirit of Berlin – July 1945

Released last month by Chronos Media GmbH to coincide with events to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Berlin, Spirit of Berlin is a collection of colour HD footage of Berlin in July 1945. There is something about the use of  colour images that makes the utter devastation caused by a […]

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Um 8 Uhr kommen die Schweine wieder – Strandbad Wannsee

Um 8 Uhr kommen die Schweine wieder (At 8 o’clock the pigs come back) is a silent film from Hans Totter, showing staff at the Strandbad Wannsee in Berlin cleaning in preparation for the first guests of the day to arrive. Strandbad Wannsee is a lakeside beach in Steglitz-Zehlendorf on the Western outskirts of the city […]

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Berlin Wall 1984 – A Clearly Pissed Off Man

“West Berlin, West Germany in 1984 near Checkpoint Charlie in the American sector of the divided city.  A 24 year-old man decides to relieve himself on the wall separating the West from the East.” It is surely no coincidence that the young man chooses a spot marked with the graffiti ‘Communist Guards Suck!’ for his […]

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Blub: Urban Sound Exploration

With a soundtrack created from samples of the sounds made as its creators explored an abandoned swimming pool and leisure complex in Berlin, Blub: Urban Sound Exploration, is a clever alternative to the usual shaky camerawork and whispered narratives of the majority of urban exploration videos. Blub, or Berliner Luft- und Badeparadies (Berlin Air and […]

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Still from Ich bin ein Berliner by Tim Richardson

Ich bin ein Berliner – Not your average holiday video

Tim Richardson spent three days in Berlin and he decided to create Ich bin ein Berliner a video of his trip inspired by Leoardo Delessandri’s Watchtower of Turkey and Watchtower of Morocco films. The style was out of Richardson’s comfort zone and to make life even more difficult for himself he decided to film it […]

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Virtual Reconstruction of Ripped Stasi Files

Sunday Documentary: ‪Virtual Reconstruction of Ripped Stasi Files

Virtual Reconstruction of Ripped Stasi Files‬ is a documentary from Fraunhofer IPK, the company commissioned by the BStU (Bundesbeauftragten für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen Deutschen Demokratischen Republik or Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic) to develop the “e-Puzzler”, a tool for the virtual […]

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Fin DAC – Magnificent 7

Watch street artist Fin DAC at work on his huge Magnificent 7 mural, a series of 7 beautiful portraits, at The Point Village, Dublin during an art residency at The Gibson Hotel, filmed and directed by Trevor Whelan for Dragon Armoury Creative. Fin DAC has been one of my favourite street artists since I saw […]

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