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Comprehension
6a What is the main focus of this programme?
6b Which people are the main subject?
6c According to the film, why are the refuges fleeing?
6d What kind of people are they?

Analysis and Interpretation
6e Would you describe this programme as:
  • a factual documentary?
  • a piece of British propaganda?
  • a factual programme which has selected its facts carefully to make a point?

6f The programme was quite long, and had a number of sequences like the two in this extract. Choose one or more of these sequences and write the commentary that you think would have gone with them in this film:

  • West Berlin Sequence
  • Berlin Airlift Sequence (the film gave quite a lot of background information)
  • East Berlin Sequence
  • Refugees and Freedom Flame Sequence


Case Study Question
Look at your answers to the questions on source 6.
Which category / categories does it fit in your worksheet?

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Extract from the script of a film called Outpost of Freedom - The Meaning of Berlin Today produced by the British Ministry of Information in 1962

Extract from the script of a film called Outpost of Freedom - The Meaning of Berlin Today produced by the British Ministry of Information in 1962