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My Wonderful West Berlin (My Wonderful West Berlin (Mein wunderbares West-Berlin))

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11:45 AM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON,

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John Clifford CANFAR Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Between the end of WWII and the fall of the Berlin Wall, West Berlin was a melting pot of political activists, partygoers, hedonists, club owners, musicians and fashion designers. These are the stories of their lives, existing in gay communes and surviving the AIDS crisis.

Despite Germany's sexual diversity and cultural advances, the era was marked by pronounced suffering, as an incongruous provision in German law made homosexual acts between men a crime until 1969. Raids and arrests in bars were common, but ultimately failed to suppress gay life in West Berlin. Instead, the city evolved into a gay capital.

My Wonderful West Berlin explores the historic roots of a fascinating city that is at once a dream destination and a refuge for gay men from around the world—men whose experiences are vast and deeply human.

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John Clifford CANFAR Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network