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Children at the fence at Tempelhof Airport Berlin during the Berlin Blockade of 1948 and 1949

Sunday Documentary: The Candy Bomber

The tale of Gail ‘Hal’ Halvorsen and his role as ‘The Candy Bomber’ (or Rosinenbomber for Germans) dropping chocolate and sweets for the children of Berlin during the Berlin Airlift must be one of the most moving and uplifting stories of the Cold War. In 1948 as tensions in Berlin mounted and the Cold War […]

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Sunday Documentary: Speaking Gardens

Exploring the concept of urban gardening in Berlin, the documentary film, Speaking Gardens by Teresa Beck and René Reichelt shows the different ways Berliners are finding to use or create green spaces in the city. Speaking Gardens introduces six different urban gardening projects across Berlin: Wuhlegarten: Interkultureller Garten Berlin Köpenick – an intercultural community gardening […]

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A Llama in Centro Berlin from Worldwide Berlin by Berlin Producers

Sunday Documentary: Worldwide Berlin

Given its turbulent history and key role in the politics of twentieth century Europe it’s no surprise that when you say ‘Berlin’ to most people, they will think of the German capital. However, there are more than 100 Berlins around the world.  Telling a day in the life of six of those Berlins, Worldwide Berlin […]

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Kalle from Oldschool Tattoo Berlin from Ostblut by Sammy Metwalli

Sunday Documentary: Ostblut

Filmed, edited and directed by Berlin-based filmmaker Sammy Metwalli, Ostblut is a short documentary about Kalle, a tattoo artist who opened East Berlin’s fist tattoo shop. Growing up in East Berlin under DDR rule, Kalle describes himself as ‘a public enemy’, and it was whilst imprisoned for his political views that he learned how to […]

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Eija-Riitta Eklöf-Berliner-Mauer, the woman who married the Berlin Wall

The Woman Who Married The Berlin Wall

“Wow. He’s more good looking than in the pictures.”  This is how Eija-Riitta Eklöf-Berliner-Mauer, who married the Berlin wall on 17 June 1979 describes her feelings on first ‘meeting’ the wall. Eklöf-Berliner-Mauer, who lives in Liden, Sweden in a house that doubles as a guillotine museum, fell in love with the Berlin wall when she […]

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Berlin-based Street Artist El Bocho At Work On The Street In Berlin

In the Belly of a Whale – El Bocho

Prolific Berlin-based street artist El Bocho speaks to Andreas Lamoth and Frederic Leitzke about his work and his motivations in 2013 in a new episode of their award-winning documentary In the Belly of a Whale. You may recognise a number of the pieces featured as El Bocho has appeared many many times on andBerlin.  Street art […]

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Sunday Documentary: Clive James – Postcard from Berlin

Australian comedian and broadcaster Clive James was a darling of British television in the 1980s and early 1990s.  As part of his Postcard From… series, James visited Berlin in 1995 and produced the documentary, Postcard from Berlin. It’s interesting to see how much some of the places shown have changed in the last 20 years. […]

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Jesse Owens lines up at the start of the 100m final at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin

Sunday Documentary: Jesse Owens Returns to Berlin

Jesse Owens Returns To Berlin is a documentary written, directed and produced by Bud Greenspan and filmed during a visit to Berlin in 1964, which recounts Owens’ incredible achievements during the 1936 Olympics. The rise of National Socialism in Germany and Hitler’s anti-semitic policies and advocation of the superiority of the Aryan race resulted in […]

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