We mentioned a while ago that our director got interviewed by the Berlin daily. We finally made it in the Tagesspiegel! Please read Moritz Herrmanns article about our documentary I (HEART) BERLIN.
A HUGE thank you to all our supporters who contributed to our campaign. We couldn’t have done it without you! You have been absolutely marvellous. We are now entering the final phase of our documentary. We will spent the following weeks in the reclusiveness of an edit suite, digging our way through 20 odd hours of material.
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From Berlin with love,
yours Anke Schiemann
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On the 9th of November it will be 24 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. On this occasion our director will talk about her docu trip to the Berlins in the USA: One in particular – the one and only remaining East Berlin in Pennsylvania, USA. This small picturesque town, only two hours north of Washington D.C. also has a Cold War story to tell. Tune in to Süpermercado at Funkhaus Europa tomorrow at 11am CET.
Check out below the latest video message by our director Anke. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS FOR THEIR DONATIONS SO FAR. You guys are fantastic! Keep donating and spreading the word. Together we can finish this film!
Meet Theo Knust. This summer he turned 102. He is the oldest resident in New Berlin. His grandparents came over from Germany to Illinois in the mid 19th century. Theo never spoke German „My parents, when I was young, they didn’t want me to know what they were talking about, they talked German.“
Through High School he carried journals for 4 years as a paperboy, earning 15 cents a week. After finishing school Theo ran the Berlin restaurant for 18 years. Then he got out of that and ran a shell service station until he retired in the mid-sixties. He has been retired since 1965. Theo is also huge fan of horse races. He went to the Kentucky Derby a record-breaking 75 times. Quote Theo: „I am just a little old country boy. Never had less, I have had a good life and a good wife and a good family and I just bet a little and if I win a little I am alright and if I loose a little I am not hurting.“ Until 3 years ago you could see him cycle around the streets of New Berlin. Since his small accident, Theo unfortunately has to keep his bike now locked up in the garage.
Dorit used to live in Neu Kölln – Berlin Germany. In the final days of the Second War war, together with her mom she spent several weeks in a bunker in Friedrichs- strasse. One warm summers’ day in 1948 when Dorit was playing with her friend, the sky above her was roaring with planes again, this time tossing Hershey bars to the children of Berlin.
In 1953, Dorits’ mom married an American soldier and moved to Georgia, U.S.A..
Only a few years later Dorit herself married a G.I. and followed his assignments all around the world Okinawa, Japan, Augsburg , Germany Rhode Island & Boston, USA. She is now retired in New Braunfels close to New Berlin, Texas. In 2006 she met Gail Halverson, the “Candy bomber” from the Berlin Airlift whose acquaintance she made, from the distance , 57 years earlier and to whom she addressed anonymous Christmas cards for many years. She is still a Berliner at heart. She is a happy lady, lived a wonderful life always having one foot in the USA and one in Berlin Germany. To quote Dorit: “Ich bin eine echte Berliner Pflanze und berlinern kann ick ooch noch.” ( I am are real Berlin “plant” and I scan still speak Berlin dialect)