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The Lives of Others

Still from the film, showing Georg Dreyman sat at his desk, writing

The Study Guide is aimed at teachers of GCSE, AS/A2 and Scottish Highers German, History, Media Studies/Film Studies, English, Politics and Citizenship.

Through using the guide alongside a viewing of the film with their students, teachers will be able to address issues surrounding:

  1. The Cold War
  2. The Stasi
  3. The German Democratic Republic and the Socialist Unity Party
  4. The Berlin Wall
  5. Film as a representation of history

The Study Guide questions are designed to be prompters for discussion or practical written work, and they can be used before or after seeing the film.