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‘footage berlin’: Bridging East and West, Past and Present through Archives


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Can you share a little bit of history about rbb and the ‘footage berlin‘ collection? How does its history set it apart from some of the other major collections in Germany?

rbb media is the commercial side of Berlin-Brandenburg’s broadcasting arm, and we feature collections of tv programs from three archives:

The first is the rbb television archive with material from the city of Berlin and the region of Brandenburg, including TV programs from the former SFB (Radio Free Berlin) in (West) Berlin from 1955 to 2003, and from ORB, the East German broadcaster in Brandenburg after reunification from 1991 – 2003. rbb emerged from the merger of these two broadcasters in 2003 – a bridge between East and West.  (more…)

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How to Build a Home Movie Empire: Interview with FootageForPro’s Daniele Carrer


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Home movie enthusiast Daniele Carrer owns an amazing collection of amateur films spanning the globe.  His unique footage adds a new historical dimension as it enables viewers to see the world through the eyes of ordinary people. We interviewed him to gain insight on how this taxing and sometimes tedious work of unearthing home movies allows us to see history differently.  (more…)