Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: At the Soviet Film Ball in Berlin [27/65]



February 16 1990
Berlin, Friedrichstraße 176-179
Created By: Peter R. Asche

License: Creative Commons License

Two guests at the Soviet Film Ball at the House of Soviet Science and Culture, today the Russian House of Science and Culture. In addition to the Soviet forces’ swing orchestra and the Friedrichsstadtpalast ballet troupe, West Berlin stars such as Queen Yahna and Helen Schneider, performed. The ball was organized by a West Berlin agency to coincide with the Berlin International Film Festival. The main sponsors were a cigarette company and a West German brewery.


alcohol, Beer, celebration, cigarette, evening, hammer and sickle (symbol), man, red star (symbol), soldier, two persons, Workers'-Peasants' Red Army


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Freedom of travel made it possible for people to spontaneously visit friends and family together. These visits were captured on film, too. Many took advantage of the opportunity to explore the unknown country in the West or the East. Curiosity was not limited to sightseeing. There was also a great interest in people living in the other part of Germany, and in creating a sense of community. Partnerships between towns and cities were established and revived, and associations in both East and West organized meetings. Many longstanding friendships were formed in this period when curiosity was such a potent force.