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George Clooney - Save the Berlin Wall plea

Post by theminis on Wed 27 Mar 2013, 22:54


video at the link:

George Clooney save the Berlin Wall plea

A section of the Berlin Wall, around five metres in length, has been removed to make way for construction work on a luxury apartment block nearby.

The pieces were taken out of the East Side Gallery – a 1.3 km stretch of the wall covered with artwork from around the world.

Andy Weiss, a board member for the East Side Gallery Initiative, is among thousands of people who protested against the move.

Weiss suggested that perhaps Hollywood star power could help: “George Clooney and his friend Matt Damon are in town. It would be wonderful if they came here. Apparently we need to create a lot of publicity over Easter to save this part of our recent history.”

When it was torn down in 1989, a few sections of the Berlin Wall were left in place as a monument to Europe’s Cold War divisions.

Many believe that what is left of it should remain. Protests have been taking place since early March, when the first panel was taken away to make way for the construction work.

American entertainer David Hasselhoff visited Berlin earlier this month to add his voice to calls to save the iconic wall.
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Post by Joanna on Wed 27 Mar 2013, 23:05

The Berlin wall was covered in art, painted over many years. Some samples are here at this link. When I was there in 1990, I bought a book full of photos of the art. I also collected some pieces of the wall off the ground at Check Point Charley so I knew it was genuine !

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Post by party animal - not! on Wed 27 Mar 2013, 23:24

Bob Balaban, who has a part in Monuments Men, mentioned this in his Twitter account before filming started in Berlin. Looks like its an ongoing process to save at least some of it.

(The same Bob Balaban who's just been to Las Vegas to direct an ad with La Canalis in it, and since returned. Cross threading here. Sprry)

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