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For 18 years beginning in August 1961, Germany was separated into two halves by a massive patrician known as The Berlin Wall. It started small, and eventually grew to cover 97 miles. With just two openings and watchtowers scattered throughout, it was an impenetrable symbol of the Cold War. But while the wall took nearly two decades to construct, it fell hard on November 9, 1989. In this documentary, journalists, historians, diplomats, and East German guards recount the brief yet dramatic life of the Berlin Wall, and those who attempted to escape by any number of daring means recount their harrowing experiences doing so. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi