The fall of the Berlin Wall was one of the 20th century’s most momentous moments
Repeats Friday @ 11.45pm
In a compelling series, presenter Síle Nic Chonaonaigh explores four of the world’s most iconic walls and borders. Each episode uncovers the human stories behind these walls. Stories about hope and unity in the face of division, and about the triumph of the human spirit in spite of separation.
Programme 2: Berlin – Repeats Friday @ 11.45pm
Presenter Síle Nic Chonaonaigh’s journey to some of the world’s most iconic walls continues. The fall of the Berlin Wall was one of the 20th century’s most momentous moments. It signalled the end of the Cold War and was a symbolic act of people power. But as the wall came down, a terrifying truth emerged about the dictatorship that ruled in the East. 30 years after the fall of the wall Síle meets some of the captivating characters whose compelling accounts uncover the sinister world of the Stasi who controlled every aspect of life in the East.
Programme 3: Korea – Wednesday @ 9.30pm
Since the end of the Korean war in 1953, the peninsula has been split in two by a 4km wide strip of no man’s land, the DMZ. It is one of the world’s most hostile borders. Presenter Síle Nic Chonaonaigh travels to the border to catch a glimpse of the secretive North, a country isolated from the rest of the world for nearly 70 years. Síle meets some of the families separated in the melee of war and hears daring accounts of people who risked everything to flee the repressive regime in North Korea. Many speaking openly for the first time.