The Burning Wall

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This documentary explores the reasons why the German Democratic Republic chose to erect the Berlin Wall in 1961 and the turbulent social aftermath that followed its construction. Comprising interviews with both East German dissidents and the former secret police who strove to thwart their efforts and archival footage of notable politicians, the film attempts to trace the unrest and grassroots protest that led to the Wall's iconic dismantling in 1989 and Germany's eventual reunification in 1990.

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  • A balanced, thorough and well-documented chronicle of how one Germany became two, then one again.

    January 23, 2004
  • As familiar as much of this history may be, to hear it recounted by those who lived it lends it a new emotional immediacy.

    November 20, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A frightening look at Communist-controlled East Germany.

    November 20, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
  • On the surface, Beller's film is an acute primer on mid-century socialist statism gone inevitably screwy, but beneath it, there's something to be gleaned about the psychology of German nationhood.

    November 19, 2002
  • ...not a frame of film is wasted in telling its story of lives tortured, drugged, humiliated, and terrorized by fascist, pro-communist ideology.

    March 9, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Beller's history of dissent in the German Democratic Republic is admirably concise and surprisingly thorough.

    November 20, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

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