Jochen Hick

Jochen Hick – Mein wunderbares West-Berlin AKA My Wonderful West Berlin (2017)

Berlin-based filmmaker Jochen Hick explores the long shadow left by Paragraph 175 in his fascinating documentary My Wonderful West Berlin (Mein Wunderbares West-Berlin)…
“Many victims died before the rehabilitation process started,” Hicks notes. “That is a very sad feeling, that Germany waited until most of them had passed away.”
Drawing on rare archival footage predominantly focusing on West Berlin’s gay male community from the 50s until the late 80s, the film illuminates a vibrant socio-political network that thrived despite police and political harassment. https://www.sbs.com.au/topics/sexuality/mardigras/article/2018/02/22/subverting-paragraph-175-queer-life-my-wonderful-west-berlin Read More »