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Erdal Inci – Berlin Wall: A Data Visualization

Turkish new media artist Erdal Inci has gone to incredible lengths to get across the true scale of the Berlin Wall with his project Berlin Wall: A Data Visualization. When we think about the Berlin Wall, despite having an idea of its length, we can’t easily envisage its real size.  With this question in my […]

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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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A boy stands at the Berlin Wall in 1961

Sunday Documentary: The Berlin Wall 1961 – 1989

Produced for Berlin Story to accompany the book of the same name, The Berlin Wall 1961 – 1989 is an informative and entertaining documentary covering the lifecycle of the world’s most infamous border fortification. The usual historical events are covered: the building of the ‘wall’ on 13 August 1961, Kennedy’s ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech […]

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People At The Berlin Wall At Schwedter Strasse - Still From NBC Documentary - The Tunnel

Sunday Documentary: The Tunnel

Produced by Reuven Frank and narrated by Piers Anderton and first aired on 10 December 1962, the NBC documentary The Tunnel follows a group of West Berlin students determined to help people flee communist East Berlin. Featuring footage shot inside the tunnel under the Berlin wall, the programme offers a unique insight into the remarkable […]

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Ohrwurm: David Hasselhoff – Looking For Freedom

Today’s Ohrwurm is David Hasselhoff – Looking For Freedom, which seems appropriate on a day when the people of Berlin are again protesting at the wall. David Hasselhoff singing on top of the Berlin Wall, with the Brandenburg Gate as a backdrop, on New Year’s Eve 1989 came at a time when people were celebrating […]

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