Busting the Berlin Wall

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Busting the Berlin Wall: Rise
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Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 1, 2009

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, SBS presents the two part documentary, Busting the Berlin Wall. For 28 years, the Berlin Wall split a city in two and divided a nation with two million tons of concrete, 700,000 tons of steel, attack dogs, tank traps, death strips and tripwires. While the perils of the East German border kept most GDR citizens at bay, others yearned to overcome it, by digging under it, hiding in car trunks, flying over it in a hot-air balloon, and even surfing around it...

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, SBS presents the two part documentary, Busting the Berlin Wall. For 28 years, the Berlin Wall split a city in two and divided a nation with two million tons of concrete, 700,000 tons of steel, attack dogs, tank traps, death strips and tripwires. While the perils of the East German border kept most GDR citizens at bay, others yearned to overcome it, by digging under it, hiding in car trunks, flying over it in a hot-air balloon, and even surfing around it...

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