The construction of the Berlin Wall triggered a volatile and tempestuous situation both in East and West Germany as well as around the world. In such a situation, THE FORGETTING GAME tells the story of Beate Kernke, a 5-year-old East German girl who became the first person to be legally and peacefully transferred across the Wall in March 1963, after intense negotiations between the Red Cross and the East German government. This event was then erased from historical record as soon as it happened.
THE FORGETTING GAME is a deeply personal yet highly poignant documentary that reminds us of the nuanced power struggles that surround every terrible situation, the media outlets that cover those stories, and the families that are caught in the middle. Most importantly, it tells the personal story of two families whose paths crossed intimately 48 years ago and have not crossed again since.
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