I was eighteen when I bought my first car. It was a 1996 BMW E36 318i. I had it for three years and had to get towed…… Read more “Reframe: BMW, Mercedes Benz and the Uncomfortable Past.”
Trees line the street and a dog barks somewhere in the distance. A mother and her friend walk slowly down the street pushing a pram whilst her other…… Read more “Special Camp 3: Hohenschönhausen Prison”
Berlin is a beautiful and vibrant place with secrets around every corner. Unfortunately, mere days aren't enough to explore what secrets it hides. My adoration of Berlin… Read more "Berlin’s Cold War Footprints"
There are very few television shows which can get me hooked simply from the title card, but Deutschland 83 is my new addiction. When it comes to…… Read more “Sign me up for Season 2: Deutschland 83”
On a cloudy Friday morning in mid-November, I stood under my broken umbrella and stared at the image of the 19-year-old Hans Conrad Schumann leaping over coils of barbed…… Read more “The leap which defined a life: Hans Conrad Schumann”
Germany in the Cold War seems to be an area which is scarcely addressed in film and television. In the grand scheme of things, it seems to be…… Read more “Bridge of Spies: Spielberg’s Ode to Negotiators”