Alex-Debatten

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Alex-Debatten
DDR 1973

A documentary made by East German television focusing on the spontaneous discussions that took place 24 hours a day in Alexanderplatz
square during “The Tenth.” FDJ (Free German Youth) members and West German hippies, unionists from East and West, intermediaries
and CDU representatives animatedly discuss working conditions, organization, peace and disarmament. The presenter is stricter than his
counterpart from “over there,” and cannot help making spiteful comments about it all. In fact, even without his help, the East Germans
involved in the discussions seem confident enough to see through the smooth rhetoric of a visiting Junge Union representative, or to coax
the embarrassed admission from the young West Germans that they spend most of their free time playing soccer or cards.

TV-Magazin (DDR), 1973, 40 Min.

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