It isn’t too long ago that Berlin stood as a symbol of division in the standoff between East and West. The crumbling of the wall in 1989 served as a powerful visual epitome of the changing post-cold war landscape. Today, this city once known for division and oppression is one of the most open-minded, relaxed and diverse places on earth where artists flourish and the prevailing atmosphere on the street is hip, young and trendy.
This doesn’t imply that there are no problems. Jobs can be hard to come by, and the integration of East and West coupled with international migration have brought their own challenges.
I made this short documentary with my friends Jean Crous & Marthinus Barnard. It features three ex-pats who have made Berlin their home. It is a simple, personal analysis of life in modern, multi-cultural Berlin.