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AIR OF FREEDOM

Produktion / Produced by : ECA Western Germany and the U.S. High Commission for Germany (HICOG) and OSR.
Regie / Directed by :

Land/
Jahr / Country/Year : 1951
Länge / Length :
20min
Sprache / Language : English
F
ormat: 16mm, 1,37, mono

Synopsis: Der berühmte Radiosender RIAS (Radio in the American Sector), der den West- und Ostsektor der Stadt und die Bewohner der Ostzone mit Nachrichten und Unterhaltung versorgte, wird vorgestellt. In den Westsektoren schreitet der Wiederaufbau der Stadt und der Industrie dank der Hilfe des Marshallplans rasch voran. Bekannte europäische Künstler geben ein Konzert. Paul Hoffmann, Leiter des Marshallplans, eröffnet den amerikanischen Pavillon auf der neuen West-Berliner Industriemesse. © 2002 Sandra Schulberg (Ü.: J.D.)

Description: Famed radio station RIAS (Radio In the American Sector), which brought news and entertainment to the people of Berlin and Communist East Germany, is featured in this report. In the western sectors of the city reconstruction is proceeding apace, thanks to Marshall Aid. Leading European artists entertain at a concert. Marshall Plan Administrator Paul Hoffman opens the American exhibit at the new West Berlin Industries Fair. © 2002 Sandra Schulberg

A newsreel–like report on Berlin 100 miles deep into the Russian zone of Germany, where (in its western sectors, at least) reconstruction of the city and its industries is proceeding apace, thanks to Marshall Plan aid. Features the role RIAS (Radio in the American Sector) plays in bringing news and entertainment to the entire city, and to the people of Communist East Germany. Leading European artists entertain at a concert. Marshall Plan Administrator Paul Hoffman opens the American exhibit at the new West Berlin Industries Fair. Also features “Stars over Europe” radio show. Marshall Plan Filmography © 2002 Linda R. Christenson