IceStorm International Announcement

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 9 Nov 2000 13:40:10 -0800 (PST)

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gary

In commemoration of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on
November 9th, ICESTORM International presents two outstanding documentaries
on the subject: When the Wall Came Tumbling Down and The Fall of the Wall.
Both of these titles are available for purchase online
(www.icestorm-video.com).

English Title: When the Wall Came Tumbling Down
1999, Color, NR (nothing offensive), 86 min., VHS $59.95
Directors: Hans-Hermann Hertle, Gunther Scholz
ICESTORM International, Inc.

The following review appeared in the November 6, 2000 issue of VIDEO BUSINESS.

This well-researched, impeccably assembled documentary about the November
9, 1989, fall of the Berlin Wall, originally produced for German TV, should
become a valuable historical document seen for years to come by school kids
to whom the Cold War is just a phrase in textbooks. News footage is blended
with interviews, and the nearly incomprehensible tensions that surrounded
the Wall's crumbling are described in painstaking detail by former
President George Bush, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former West
German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and others. Important officials from both
sides are quoted, many for the first time, and the truly monumental nature
of this amazing event will become apparent to people who probably took it
for granted. This not-to-be-missed title warrants as prominent a place on
the nonfiction shelf as it does in public schools and libraries.

English Title: The Fall of the Wall (two-part series)
1994, Color & B/W, NR (nothing offensive), 180 min. total, VHS $79.95 for
both cassettes
Director: Wolfgang Drescher
ICESTORM International, Inc.

The dramatic events of Fall 1989 in East Germany: breakdown, upheaval and a
new start. Peaceful demonstrations, calls for freedom and democracy, the
collapse of the SED regime, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first free
elections. They were days that changed global dynamics forever. The two
separate German states ceased to exist and the Iron Curtain came down,
ending the war which pitted this country against itself. The end of the
Cold War meant a reconsideration of the preexisting conceptions of the
"enemy" and a reconstruction of the term "ally."

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
<http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"Everything wants to become television"
(Gregory Ulmer. Teletheory : Grammatology in the Age of Video)
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Forwarding this on to the list.

gary

In commemoration of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, ICESTORM International presents two outstanding documentaries on the subject: When the Wall Came Tumbling Down and The Fall of the Wall. Both of these titles are available for purchase online (www.icestorm-video.com).


English Title: When the Wall Came Tumbling Down
1999, Color, NR (nothing offensive), 86 min., VHS $59.95
Directors: Hans-Hermann Hertle, Gunther Scholz
ICESTORM International, Inc.

The following review appeared in the November 6, 2000 issue of VIDEO BUSINESS.

This well-researched, impeccably assembled documentary about the November 9, 1989, fall of the Berlin Wall, originally produced for German TV, should become a valuable historical document seen for years to come by school kids to whom the Cold War is just a phrase in textbooks. News footage is blended with interviews, and the nearly incomprehensible tensions that surrounded the Wall's crumbling are described in painstaking detail by former President George Bush, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and others. Important officials from both sides are quoted, many for the first time, and the truly monumental nature of this amazing event will become apparent to people who probably took it for granted. This not-to-be-missed title warrants as prominent a place on the nonfiction shelf as it does in public schools and libraries.


English Title: The Fall of the Wall (two-part series)
1994, Color & B/W, NR (nothing offensive), 180 min. total, VHS $79.95 for both cassettes
Director: Wolfgang Drescher
ICESTORM International, Inc.

The dramatic events of Fall 1989 in East Germany: breakdown, upheaval and a new start.  Peaceful demonstrations, calls for freedom and democracy, the collapse of the SED regime, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first free elections.  They were days that changed global dynamics forever.  The two separate German states ceased to exist and the Iron Curtain came down, ending the war which pitted this country against itself.  The end of the Cold War meant a reconsideration of the preexisting conceptions of the "enemy" and a reconstruction of the term "ally."






Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"Everything wants to become television"
(Gregory Ulmer.  Teletheory : Grammatology in the Age of Video)
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