Cultural event

The Sound of Friendship: Warm Wavelengths in a Cold, Cold War

A film by Anandita Bajpai (ZMO)

This documentary tells the story of the Hindi programme of GDR’s international broadcasting station Radio Berlin International (RBI). The programme was aired from the Funkhaus at Nalepastrasse in Berlin from 1967 to 1990. The film takes viewers from locales in Berlin to Madhepura, Bihar in India where a Listeners’ Club called the ‘Lenin Club’ was active. In times of the Cold War, crossborder friendships developed between the listeners in India and the journalists in Germany. How are these connections remembered today, more than 30 years after the station was shut down?

Language: German and Hindi with English subtitles

Duration: 65 minutes; The screening will be followed by a 40 minutes’ open discussion.

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Please register at until 18 October 2021. Only fully vaccinated, recovered or tested (not older than 24 hours) persons will be admitted to the film screening.

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