Kiezstory 2 – Der blaue Streifen

A Kiezstory by Noemi Brachvogel & Encounters media workshop. Berlin 2019

On her way home, the filmmaker discovers a blue stripe in her neighborhood in Friedrichshain. She follows it and searches for its origin. It is a memorial to the former women’s prison on Barnimstrasse. “Der blaue Streifen” is a cinematic reflection on being a woman today and then and how the past meets the present in everyday life.

Kiezstories by ©Medienwerkstatt Encounters

Berlin is a mosaic of its history, people, places and stories, which are featured in our web series “Kiezstories” (= neighborhood stories). Choose your subtitles in Arabic, Farsi, German or English. Become part of our web series by submitting your own video or by participating in one of our film workshops. You can find further information on

The Encounters media workshop is a project led by the public library Tempelhof-Schöneberg in cooperation with Mauerpark Institut e.V. and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Freie Universität Berlin. It is funded by “hochdrei – Changing City Libraries” of Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).