Ostensibly a discussion of the Berlin Wall, this anthology of educational shorts examines the division of Germany from multiple angles: Cold War standoffs, socialist economics, and everyday life behind the Iron Curtain are among the subjects explored. Hosting the proceedings, storied television actor Hamish Hughes relates tales of daring attempts to cross the wall, heavy handed Stasi tactics, and East German doping scandals. The nuanced process of unification is, likewise, situated in multiple contexts. Hughes' stark, seemingly bottomless baritone befits the gravity of the material. The experienced documentarian is fluid and on-point throughout.
Learn about the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall and its wider context in global relations with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. This title will explore the rise and fall of the Wall, the attempts to cross the Wall, the life and economy of East Germany as well as looking at the wider context of relations with an exploration of the Iron Curtain and a review of Germany since the fall of the wall focusing on the process of German Reunification.
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