Matinée with Films and Talks 25 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

09.11.2014, 11:00 am

Goethe-Institut Melbourne & Sydney

Exactly 25 years ago, on 09 November 1989, one of the most significant events in recent German history took place: the fall of the Berlin Wall. The borders between East and West Germany were reopened after 28 years; resulting in the end of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Since then 09 November 1989 is celebrated as a day of remembrance of this historic event, which had an impact on people not only in East and West Germany, but also all over the world.

This year will see the 25th anniversary of this day. The Goethe-Institut in Melbourne and Sydney, along with the DAAD, will commemorate this event with a film matinee. In movies and talks, we will present a general impression of life in East Germany, of changes and consequences that arose from the fall of the wall and how 17 million East Germans continued with their lives when their circumstances were drastically altered.

Goethe-Institut Sydney:

Address: 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

Goethe-Institut Melbourne:

Address: 448 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004
Registrations for the event in Melbourne are closed.

Following the film screenings in Melbourne, we warmly invite you to have a look at the comic poster exhibition “Flix – Once there was something...” which illustrates the topic of the Berlin Wall from the perspective of Berlin comic artist Flix.