Watch a fascinating feature-length documentary looking back at alternative youth cultures in the GDR, via ARTE.

In 1980s East Berlin, skater culture was centred on Alexanderplatz, its concrete urban architecture used as a playground. In contrast to widely held views of the grey and conformist eastern block, a vibrant street culture had emerged by 1985 which the East German authorities found hard to contain...

Presented via RTÉ's innovative content agreement with ARTE, the European culture TV channel.