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People’s Century (Parts 25-26)

Synopsis
A history of 20th century in 26 parts as seen from the point of view of the ordinary people who have lived through the events. Includes interviews and extensive archive footage.
25 (producer Angus Macqueen): The communist regimes regimes of eastern Europe toppled within a few weeks in 1989. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the downfall of Romania’s President Ceausescu, ordinary people finally felt brave enough to take a stand. East Europeans and Soviets tell their story.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 105 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Broadcast on BBC1 from 16 & 23/2/97.
Documentation
Accompanying book available separately.
Subjects
History
Keywords
Berlin; communism; Eastern Europe; economic change; history of the 20th century; social history; Soviet Union; Yugoslavia

Credits

Producer
Angus Macqueen; Archie Baron
Contributor
Peter Pagnamenta

Sections

Title
1989: people power
Synopsis
25 (producer Angus Macqueen): The communist regimes regimes of eastern Europe toppled within a few weeks in 1989. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the downfall of Romania's President Ceausescu, ordinary people finally felt brave enough to take a stand

Title
1997: fast forward

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Home Video

 

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