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Campus Cinema: Films at the former Stasi Headquarters

This summer, learn about GDR history with a series of films at the former Stasi headquarters.

From August 9 to September 3, 2022, the courtyard of the ‘Stasi Headquarters – Campus for Democracy’ will once again become an open-air venue: the Campus Cinema will present films on GDR history for four weeks. Topics covered will be state security, adaptation and resistance, archives and enlightenment. On Tuesdays documentaries will be screened, on Thursdays feature films. On Saturdays, the film selection aims to support dialogue between the generations.

Stasi headquarters: Since 2020, the campus cinema has been held in the summer. Photo: Federal Archive, Anna Wetzel

For the third time, the Bundesarchiv – Stasi Archives, the Berlin Commissioner for Reappraisal and the Robert Havemann Society e. V. invite you to experience open-air cinema in a historical place: the Stasi Headquarters – Campus for Democracy. All films were produced after 1989 and deal with topics such as repression, revolution or reappraisal. They awaken memories or provide space for questions from younger generations. At the historical location, against the backdrop of the former official residence of Stasi Minister Mielke, it’s possible to engage in a conversation about the can be discussed.

On August 13, the documentary Auswärtsspiel: Die Toten Hosen in Ost-Berlin will be shown at the Campus-Kino. Photo: Federal Archive

The evening screenings will start with short films or material from the Bundesarchiv – Stasi Unterterlagen-Archive and the Archive of the GDR Opposition. Afterwards, we invite you to talk with filmmakers, experts and contemporary witnesses. The event will be accompanied by a program with exhibitions, guided tours on the film theme of the evening, and a film and workshop program for children on Saturdays.

Detailed information can be found on the event pages at: www.stasi-unterlagen-archiv.de/en/education/open-air-cinema.

Organisational info

  • Admission to all offers is free of charge (with the exception of the Stasi Museum).
  • The number of seats is limited, please come in good time. Unfortunately, we cannot accept reservations.
  • Registration for all tours: 030 18665 6699, [email protected]
  • Snacks and drinks are available on site.
  • The events will also take place in the event of rain take place.