Reclaiming the city, Stefan Rusu (1-19/19)

Place: KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Date: 16.06.2012

Film presentation with Stefan Rusu in English.

Through a complex interweaving of field trips and interviews, archival footage, personal narratives and interventions in public spaces, the film reveals a number of sites of the New Berlin that uniquely exemplify the contradictions and tensions of social memory and national identity in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It is conceived as an investigative documentary, and is a quest through dramatic socio-economic restructuring processes, the physical transformation of the city following the fall of the Wall, and the impact of gentrification processes on public space.

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