Former East/Former West

Germany 1994, 64', Documentary
Director
Shelly Silver
Contact
Shelly Silver | www.vdb.org

 

Synopsis

Made up of hundreds of street interviews done in Berlin two years after the Reunification, Former East/Former West is a vital, surprisingly open, and at times disturbing documentary about what it means to be German at this particular moment in history. For forty-five years, residents of this divided city lived radically different lives, both in terms of ideology and everyday experience.
Silver questions the very notion of a shared language, focusing on changing definitions of words for political and economic systems – democracy, freedom, capitalism, socialism ‒ as well as words used to describe nations and identity, like nationality, Germany, history, foreigners, home.

Focus: About Germany

4/25, 19:00 h, Aula khm   Admission free!

Shelly Silver
Germany
1994
Documentary
2018
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