Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg (1990)

There’s been a slight negative whiff from the oul’ blog for the last while so it’s time for something positive*. This is fucking great. Thanks to Siobhán Dowling and Hilda Hoy for bringing it to my attention. A film shot in Prenzlauer Berg, East Berlin, with echte Berliners outlining their fears, hopes and musings in the months after the Wall fell, before reunification.
It was a time when Berlin was on the crest of a wave, unbridled excitement, before Prenzlauer Berg was take over by coffee shops, yoga salons, frozen yoghurt parlours, handbag boutiques, prams and Kitas – before the wave broke and gentrification came crashing down.

*Albeit in the past. This is when I should have moved to Berlin instead of  dilly-dallying with education and all that carry on.




Comments

  1. Everything was always better in the past.

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  2. Barring a few notable exceptions of course!
    If there was some way of looking into the future maybe things wouldn't seem so bad now...

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