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Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

Computer-generated imagery, re-enactments, archival footage, and expert commentary provide political and historical context for the construction of the Berlin Wall, helping to illustrate how construction progressed over time -- and how it was suddenly demolished by civilians in 1989. Includes first hand accounts from the people who tried to escape this “Wall of Death� by any means possible, including tunnels, hot air balloons, wind surfing boats, bi-planes and a cable railway. Includes additional interviews with the security officials who designed the wall and Stasi men who protected it, border guards, politicians, historians and journalists. Directed by Oliver Halmburger. 2009. 94 min.

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