The Wall

The Wall (1962)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1962-11-08
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 6 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: U.S. Information Agency
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Walter de Hoog
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Like the best USIA films, The Wall distills political events into an emotionally clear and compelling ideological "story". In 1962 Walter de Hoog gathered footage from U.S. and German newsreel sources and crafted this taut short film about the first year of the Berlin Wall. Straightforward, keenly balanced narration portrays Berliners as "accepting the wall but never resigned to it". The extraordinary footage of the first escapes was propaganda enough-- His challenge was to make the politics human.

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  • Alexander Scourby

    as Narrator (uncredited)
Directing Walter de Hoog Director
Writing Walter de Hoog Writer
Editing Vincent Apollo Editor