The Other Side of the Berlin Wall

In 1989, the Soviet Union collapsed, and the Berlin Wall fell. The competition between the Eastern Bloc and the Western Bloc, i.e., the Cold War, became history, and capitalism and democracy entered the other side of the wall. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The world refocuses on the once striking German “reunification.” Twenty years have passed. How is the “weak side,” the side being “absorbed,” doing? Have people’s values changed? Does the old social context still exist? Have they dealt with their identity problems? Are their wounds healed? Let’s listen to the other side’s voices.

About the Documentary

Last to Know
Directed by: Marc Bauder, Dorte Franke

Every family in East Germany has a secret. The country that used to be on the other side of the “wall” no longer exists, and the border between East and West Germany is only visible on old maps. The Berlin Wall fell, the two states reunified, and the East Germans who used to be enclosed by the wall adapted to the new way of life. However, the traces of the past remain hard to erase.