German documentary 'This Ain't California' - which we've mentioned before - is being released on DVD on February 10th.
This Ain't California' is a documentary about life in the German Democratic Republic as it has never been seen, into the word of skateboarding in communist east Berlin in the mid 80's. It explores the love for the sport on the crumbling tarmac streets in the German Democratic Republic, at the height of the Stasi secret polices efforts to crush any form of rebellion.
It is a story of the subversive power of fun in that part of Germany, which had lost touch with its citizens. It follows the rise of skateboarding, hip-hop and break-dancing through the 80's, ending in the summer of 1989, when the wall fell, and lives changed forever. 'The GDR was not meant to be this way - the streets were not for playing around'.
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