EAST GERMANY'S LAST DANCE

The 40th and last anniversary of the German Democratic Republic

Format: HD
Duration: 52 ’
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Available versions: English
Rights: All rights / Worldwide except German-speaking Europe

Synopsis

This film focusses on the 40th and last anniversary of the German Democratic Republic on October 7, 1989.

For Honecker and his politbureau, this day was supposed to be a show of power, success and vitality of the socialist state. However, during the celebrations, the people of East Germany gathered and all over the country large demonstrations took place against the regime. It became the day when the GDR started crumbling and the entire Eastern bloc with it. Only a month later the Berlin Wall would fall.

On this very day, the Cold War order unraveled and a different Europe emerged.