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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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The Crowd and Lights at Watergate Berlin

Sunday Documentary: WATERGATE X

WATERGATE X is a documentary directed by Stathis Klotsikas produced in 2012 to celebrate 10 years of the Berlin club, Watergate.  The film mixes footage from inside the club and interviews featuring a number of Watergate residents and includes a chat with world-renowned DJ, Sven Väth. The chances are, if you’ve been to Berlin in […]

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Portrait of Albert Goering c.1940 - screenshot from the documentary 'Goering's Last Secret: Revealed'

Sunday Documentary: Goering’s Last Secret – Revealed

Goering’s Last Secret: Revealed tells the remarkable story of Albert Göring (Goering), the brother of Hitler’s henchman, Hermann Göring, who traded on his brother’s name and made it his mission to rescue people from the tyranny of the Nazis. This documentary follows William Hastings Burke, an Australian, whose fascination with Göring’s life and quest for the […]

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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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East German lady and Milka Cow - Thomas Hoepker for Magnum

Sunday Documentary: Life Behind The Wall

In Life Behind The Wall, a short documentary for The Economist, Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker talks about his experiences in Berlin and his photographs, first in a divided city and then shortly after reunification. Born in 1936 in Munich, Hoepker is a celebrated photographer with a long association with the Magnum Photos agency, serving as […]

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Portrait of Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Grosse) from the BBC documentary 'Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia'

Sunday Documentary: Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia

Professor Christopher Clark details the life of one of Germany’s (then Prussia) most famous rulers, Friedrich der Grosse, in the BBC documentary ‘Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia’. Fritz, as he was affectionately known, was a cultured man who gathered like-minded intellectuals and artists such as Voltaire at Schloss Sanssouci to enjoy music […]

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Soldiers in a tank marked Tempelhof from the US Army documentary The Big Picture - Berlin Duty

Sunday Documentary: The Big Picture – Berlin Duty

The Big Picture – Berlin Duty was produced by the Army Pictorial Centre and presented by the United States Army.  What is essentially a propaganda film for the US Army is valuable as a documentary as it includes footage of day-to-day activities in West Berlin as well as key events in the history of the city. […]

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