On the morning of August 13th 1961 the citizens of Berlin wake to discover their capital has been split in two by a barbed wire fence. In the dead of night, one of Europe’s largest cities has been divided by what the world soon knows as the Berlin Wall: a structure that will define world politics for the next 30 years. The events of that fateful night were witnessed first-hand by young Reuters journalist Adam Kellet-Long. After a tip off from a contact in the regime, he was the man who broke the news to the Western media.
I conceived, developed and wrote the treatment, gained access to the key contributor and produced the trailer.