Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Czech republic (Prag)
BEHIND THE WALL OF FREEDOM - Synopsis
The story is about me (as a storyteller) and my best friend John. We are living in East Berlin that is cut off from West Berlin by the Berlin wall. We decide to emigrate to West Berlin where we think there is freedom. I make it to West Berlin but my friend John is shot on the Berlin wall. Living in West Berlin I realize that there is no freedom here either and people are controlled by corporations and money. After the fall of the Berlin wall I return to former East Berlin. I wonder whether people achieve to take the best elements from both worlds in rising united country.
The story is about me (as a storyteller) and my best friend John. We are living in East Berlin that is cut off from West Berlin by the Berlin wall. I am in childhood, living careless and in innocence and so I care only for playing games and having fun.
(songs „Childhood in innocence“ and „Careless“).
One day my friend John plays a cassette of some rock band from West Berlin to me. Albums of the rock band is forbidden in East Berlin and I even don´t know about this sort of music. I like it very much. John tells me he wants to emigrate to West Berlin to listen to this music freely and to live in freedom. Then John offers me to go with him. I love music very much. The music that John has given to me and he´s opened my eyes.
(song „Open my eyes“).
Adulting I´m listening more albums of rock bands and from their lyrics I realize that I live in country where „freedom“ is just a word and lies are told to me. After four years I decide to emigrate, what is considered in my country like „Crime of treason of Democratic republic“. So I and my friend John become partners in crime.
(song „Decision – Partners in crime“)
We emigrate on a new years morning when watch guards are drunk. When John as the last is climbing from the wall he is shot. I want to rescue him but John argues to leave him and run. John dies.
I´m finally in promised land (West Berlin), but my best friend John is dead.
(song „Tears for a Dead“)
I´m coming to a city and I´m overwhelmed by Brave new world and I´m staring at music shop window where are all albums of rock bands that are forbiddden in my country.
(song „Brave new world“)
After six months living in West Berlin I have opened my eyes two times more. I realize that not all things that glitter are gold even in so called „Democracy“. I realize that here another hidden dictators such as corporations and money are ruling. Then I compare my country (where people have no rights to change it) to this country (where people have rights to change it but they are lazy or afraid of losing their jobs).
(song „Instant clarity - Open my eyes part II.)
Finally the Berlin wall falls and I can come back home.
After almost one year since my escape I´m standing at my best friend John´s grave and thinking about my blame for John´s death because if we´d waited one more year John have could lived. Then I ask myself „Where freedom lies?“ because I have been in all both worlds and I haven´t found it. I wonder whether people achieve to take the best elements from both worlds in rising united country.
(song „Where freedom lies“)