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Get a glimpse of how Germany reunified

Staff Reporter

Max Mueller Bhavan to screen films on the theme this month



Interviews of four journalists who covered the happenings will be shown

The programme will be on till November 19;

entry is free



BANGALORE: In the year 1989, the East German Government announced that all German Democratic Republic citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin. East Germans scaled the wall and crossed over.

A few weeks later, the Berlin Wall was pulled down, leading to the German reunification.

Anniversary

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan here has organised a series of events to mark the event.

November Days: Live TV Coverage, a compilation by the Deutsche Kinemathek, and Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Germany, will be screened till November 19.

This video installation not only raises the question of how TV correspondents of the allied countries experienced the dramatic days of November 1989 in Berlin, but it also answers this question through reportage from four different renowned journalists — Tom Brokaw (NBC), Brian Hanrahan (BBC), Philippe Rochot (Antenne 2) und Wjateschlaw Mostovoi (NTW).

Evaluation

A release said that in a very special presentation by highly-acclaimed German anchorperson Ulrich Wickert, one sees not only excerpts of this historic reportage, but also interviews with the four correspondents, conducted in 2009.

In these current interviews, they not only evaluate their work from a contemporary point of view and classify the Fall of the Berlin Wall, taking into account the geopolitical situation of the world in 1989, but also look back on its most moving moments.

The result is a multi-faceted picture of the events of November 1989, and the audience gains a very personal point of view through the eyes of the four reporters, it added.

Entry for the programmes is free, and for further details, contact the Bhavan at 080-25205305/6/7/8 or visit their website: >www.goethe.de/Bangalore.

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