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Moments in Time 1989/1990

Germany’s Docs Moments in Time 1989/1990

The project aims to develop an Internet Archive by collecting photos relating to the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989. Family pictures, travels, protests, the Fall of the Wall and the speedy transformation of all types of structures (political, social or architectural) are the dominant themes in the pictures. It shows how the media in East and West Germany reported on events, the personal experiences of the photographers and filmmakers, together with the public reporting, offering this way diverse views of historical events and how they affected everyday lives in the East and the West. Citizens are invited to share their own photos, through the website. Users can rate or comment on photos and films, as well as create their own albums. All of these photos, as well as the films in their full length, are available for viewing and comment in the Internet Archive. Most of the objects are under a Creative Commons license, making the images more easily accessible for research by schools and universities. Since 2015 the concept of collecting private films and photos is extended by audiovisual documents from public broadcasting. The goal is to document the television coverage and to contrast the private view.

Type of practice/case Project by the Deutsche Kinemathek Museum and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
Year of implementation Summer 2008
Language English, German
Target General public

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