Christian Herwartz | Wir – Gespräche zum demokratischen Alltag in Berlin
Christian Herwartz, born in 1943, is a Jesuit. After his time as a neophyte, he studied theology and philosophy before moving to France to work, mainly as a temporary worker in various factories and other companies. After his return to Germany, he founded a community in Kreuzberg, where he lived together with homeless and needy people of various nationalities.
Wir – Gespräche zum demokratischen Alltag in Berlin
Germany’s official reunification on 3rd October 1990 was the final act of a broad democratic awakening in the GDR, which saw mass mobilisations in Leipzig, East Berlin and elsewhere. The date also marked the end of the division of Berlin. Thirty years later, a video project by Berlin artist Sonya Schönberger introduces people who are working for democracy in Berlin today.