Generation '89 - Growing up in the year of change (2015)
1h 12min · Documentary, Biography, History · 12 February 2015
It is the untold story of the reunification - the year of change from the perspective of six teenagers from East Germany. They jointly remember what happened 25 years ago. Anke and her friends are between 14 and 18 years old, when the wall falls in 1989. In the transition from child to adult, the cornerstones of their existence are put into question. Generation '89 waives the usual images of the year of change. Even stronger is the effect of the poetic motifs of cameraman Robert Coellen and the super-8 material from private archives. The very personal film by Anke Ertner, daughter of a former NVA officer, is the long overdue different perspective on the fall of the Berlin wall and the German reunification.
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