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Sunday, September 25 • 3:35pm - 4:55pm
Behind the Wall

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Inspired both by the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 2009 and August 13, 2011, the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, Behind The Wall documents life on both sides of the Wall through the eyes of ordinary citizens from East and West Germany, giving an in-depth and overlooked perspective of life before, during and after the Wall. Through the eyes of a great cross-section of people from the ages of 45 to 87, Behind the Wall explodes some myths existing around the Wall and tells stories ranging from a former policeman who lost his job when the Westerners arrived to a young man risking his life to see what life on the Western side had to offer, to a woman who was unimpressed by the lure of consumerism that marked Western ways. We also experience personal stories from former Eastern Prime Ministers Lothar de Maiziere and Hans Modrow, as well as Gregor Gysi, the head of Germany's Left Party. Dr. Hope M. Harrison, professor at The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and author of "Driving the Soviets Up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations 1953-1961"provides the historical perspective.



Sunday September 25, 2011 3:35pm - 4:55pm
WILDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178