Look at this city
Schaut auf diese stadtStreaming Video - 2016 | German
This fast-paced montage represents West Berlin as the frontline of neo-fascism, terrorism and neo-colonialism, against which the peaceful city of East Berlin requires an “antifascist defense.” A strikingly modernist propaganda piece, it uses rare authentic images and newsreels from both sides to justify the erection of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961. Made at the behest of those responsible for GDR propaganda, Gass’ trademark fast-paced editing and montage create a seamless, if skewed rendition of the post-WWII history of Berlin. Notably absent, for example, are the Berlin Blockade and Airlift of 1948-49 – that gave rise to the impassioned speech of West Berlin Mayor Ernst Reuter, from which the documentary’s title is taken. The film features the caustic text of journalist and propagandist Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler, later a commentator on East German television and host of the agitation program "The Black Channel."
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 streaming online resource (1 video file, approximately 81 minutes) :,digital, .flv file, sound video file, MPEG-4, Flash digital
Alternative Title: Schaut auf diese stadt. [electronic resource]