The Berlin Wall, our family and us |

Jul 4, 2023 | Military/War, People, Social, Videos

For siblings Franz and Antonia Hildebrandt, the wounds left by Cold War division between East and West Germany have yet to heal, even thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In this thought-provoking documentary, the Hildebrandt siblings set out to explore the lasting impact of the division on the Germany of today, both in their own family and the wider society.
The documentary features the Hildebrandt siblings’ interviews with their grandparents and their mother, who have each taken different paths in response to the division. The film also showcases Antonia and Franz’s travels across the eastern part of Germany, where they encounter a society still grappling with the aftermath of the Wall. Through their journey, the Hildebrandt siblings offer a unique and personal perspective on the continued impact of the Cold War divide in Germany.

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