1989 · 1989

Anders Østergaard, Erzsébet Rácz

2014, DK, 85'

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05 Nov 2014 · Almeida Garret Library · 18H30

This very special event is a result of the partnership between Porto/Post/Doc and CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival). The film "1989", by Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz, will be screened simultaneously in 17 European cities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. In this event, exceptionally held at Biblioteca Almeida Garret and integrated in IRI's programme (Imagens do Real Imaginado, a festival organized by the Departamento de Artes da Imagem of ESMAE.IPP), there will be a brief presentation at 6.30pm of the festival Porto/Post/Doc, made by its director, Dario Oliveira, and followed by the screening of the film "1989" at 7pm. After the screening there will be a live broadcast of the Copenhagen's event, where the protagonist Miklós Németh will be on stage discussing the historical events portrayed in the film. This will be followed by a panel debate including Jeremy Rifkin, Loretta Napoleoni and former Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, who will discuss the state of Europe today, 25 years after the fall of the wall. "1989" is a feature documentary by Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz that recreates the events of 1989 and invites the audience into the secret meeting rooms through a mixture of ’testimonials’, archive material, recreation, and reconstructed dialogues lip-synch’ed to archive footage of the real political key characters. The two central ‘witnesses’ are former Hungarian prime minister, Miklós Neméth, representing the macro political level, and Gundula, the surviving half of an East German couple, who were the last to fatally attempt to cross the border, representing the micro level.