Supported Productions 2007

In addition to the German-American exchange programs, another important task of the RIAS BERLIN COMMISSION is to support German and American radio and television productions which promote mutual understanding. In 2007 the RIAS BERLIN Commission selected one production to receive grants.

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Die Hippies und der Summer of Love 1967

SWR2 Radio feature

With grass and LSD, the hippies in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park were hoping in 1967 to move into new dimensions of human emotion. Hundred thousand young people from all over the world came together in the Haight-Ashbury district. Instead of finding human liberation and real community many fell into psychosis, depression, delinquency and suicide. Despite their rapid disappearance and its excesses, the influence of the youth rebellion reached far beyond the United States, up to the ’68 movement in Germany and Europe.