United States 2020, 70 min, English and German, Hebrew & English subtitles

What are parts of the Berlin Wall doing in a church in Arkansas, a Las Vegas casino, the Mount Rushmore visitor center, Microsoft’s private art collection, and a Hilton hotel courtyard in Dallas, Texas? In the 31 years since the Wall had fallen, many of the massive concrete slabs were sold, and 75 of them made it to the United States—carried there by airplanes, ships, trains, cranes and helicopters.
The film takes us to public institutions and private mansions where parts of the Wall now stand, still covered in the original graffiti from back when they had separated East from West. Not all who encounter them know what they are meant to stand for. Freedom? Brotherhood? Equality? Apparently, a nation hard at work building a wall of its own finds it is easier to dote on vague historical symbols.

Previous Festivals: Berlinale


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  • The film will be available until September 30th

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Meet the Filmmakers:

  • Filmmakers Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez in conversation with Dr. Laliv Melamed

    Tue 08.09 at 20:00


Directors: Courtney Stephens, Pacho Velez
Production & Cinematography: Pacho Velez
Editing: Dounia Sichov, Courtney Stephens
Sound Design: Maile Colbert

Source: Pacho

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Pacho Velez (Director) directs nonfiction films. His previous features have played at the New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and on CNN. His first feature, Manakamana, won a Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival (2013). Pacho received his MFA from CalArts, and teaches filmmaking at The New School (NYC).

Courtney Stephens (Director) is a nonfiction and experimental filmmaker, whose work focuses on language and geography. Her films have appeared at the international film festivals of New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, San Francisco, Dhaka and elsewhere. She was a Fulbright scholar to India, and previously assisted Terrence Malick.

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