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This Aint California

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM Luxin Ltd, award-winning film This Ain’t California will be available for the first time on DVD in the UK from February 10, 2014.

Directed by Marten Persiel, This Ain’t California is a documentary-tale about life in the German Democratic Republic as it has never been seen, into the world of skateboarding in Communist East Berlin in the mid-80’s.

It explores the love for the sport on the crumbling tarmac streets of the GDR, at the height of the Stasi’s efforts to crush any form of rebellion. It is a story of the subversive power of fun, creativity and rebellion in a place that had lost touch with its citizens.

It follows the rise of skateboarding, hip-hop and breakdancing through the 80’s, ending in 1989, when the wall fell, and lives changed forever.

This Ain’t California raises the aesthetic bar, mixing original clips of the East Berlin skateboarding scene with animations and reencounters with the protagonists today.

The film has picked up multiple awards including the award for Dialogue en Perspective at Berlin Film Festival and Best Documentary at Cannes.

Win This Ain’t California on DVD

To celebrate the release of This Ain’t California on DVD on Monday, February 10, 2014, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Where is This Ain’t California set?

Simply send the answer to This Ain’t California competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email