Monday, December 9, 2013

Barbara - German film set in 1980's East Germany (DDR) - Available on Netflix

If you're curious about life in the former GDR (German Democratic Republic) in the 7 or 8 years leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall, "Barbara" will give you a good sense of the oppressiveness of the ever-watchful State apparatus.  This would be a good follow-up to students of German 2A/2B, who saw "Goodbye Lenin" this semester.  It's a kind of "prequel", if you will.

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