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Worlds away from society's conventions and norms, Bar 25 became the melting pot from which a true Berlin culture emerged. The film follows the creators of Bar 25, four young individuals whose freewheeling way of life, of music, individuality and never ending energy transforms a riverside wasteland into a fantasy land by the river Spree. But if the community's life appears fulfilling from the outside, living it day after day isn't easy. With this rhythmic and colorful film we aim to show viewers the diversity, internationality and creativity of Berlin and what it takes to create a seemingly utopian world.

Britta Mischer studied Communication Design & Media in Hamburg. Her professional focus is on youth and subcultures. From 2004-2007 she concentrated on Christian-fundamentalist youth groups in the US and Germany and directed several documentaries for German broadcasters. Since 2008 she has been managing Global Eyes TV, an Internet TV platform for global youths, in collaboration with Nana Yuriko. Global Eyes TV is an official project of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and was awarded the German Prize for Sustainability.

Nana Yuriko is a German-Japanese filmmaker and cinematographer. She worked as a graphic designer for different record labels, and was an art director for the Tresor Club. From 1999 onwards she directed several documentaries, short films and music videos for ARTE, ARD and MTV. In collaboration with Thorsten Kregel she produced the music show TOTAL EXTREEEM TV. As a cinematographer she worked on CONFESSIONS OF A BURNING MAN, POEM and Ralf Schmerberg’s PROBLEMA. Her passions are documentaries about music and socio-cultural issues. Recently she spent a year in Cambodia, where she shot BEAUTIFUL BIG SISTER, women’s portraits for the Heinrich Böll Foundation and CAMBODIA FOR SALE, a film about the forced relocation of a slum for an international human rights organization.
Genre Music, Culture
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2012
Directors Britta Mischer, Nana Yuriko
Screenplay Britta Mischer, Nana Yuriko
Cinematography Peppa Meissner, Alexander Schmalz
Producer Andro Steinborn
Production Company Arden Film/Berlin, in co-production with 25films/Berlin
Length 96 min
Format HD, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
German Distributor Movienet Film/Munich

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