The documentary film “”Back in the days” – Hip-Hop and the GDR” sheds light on the topic of hip-hop culture in the GDR. At that time, the youth culture spilling over from the States in no way completely by passed the East. The 45-minute documentary was first broadcast last year in November 2019 on MDR.
“Beat Street was the drug” …Back in the days – Hip Hop and the GDR tells a little-known but dazzling piece of GDR history. Breakdancers, musicians and sprayers of the time tell of graffiti in the NVA, smuggled goods from the West, self-designed clothes and of a colourful republic in grey everyday life.”
The documentary presents previously unseen amateur footage from the early days to the GDR’s big TV shows towards the end of the 1980s.