29 years after the Wall fell: Mark Reeder on his memories of a divided city

Photo (c) Martyn Goodacre

 

Nov. 9, 1989 was a historical turning point. This week, we look back and forward, bringing you different perspectives on the 29th anniversary of the fall of the Wall.

Mark Reeder describes his life like a ball in a pinball machine: “I kind of met one person and then it ricocheted onto another, and that’s how I kind of made my career.”

Most of that career was made in Berlin, where he says West Berlin was the “crazy, mad place where I lived” and East Berlin was the “crazy, mad place where I visited.” He joins us to talk about his memories of a divided city, the documentary “B-Movie,” the label he founded, and his latest projects.

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