The incredible true story of teen rebellion in 8O's East Berlin... Wartburgs and all!
'This Ain't California' is a celebration of the lust for life. A mind blowing movie that seamlessly mixes archive footage, home movies, animation and recreated scenes from the lives of one group of teenagers and their subversive leader, anti-hero and skateboarding legend Panik, in the last oppressive years of communist East Berlin.
This punk fairy tale is a story about the subversive power of fun behind the Iron Curtain, charting the underground following of banned western pop culture - skating, hip-hop and break dancing through the 80's, ending in the last summer of the GDR in 1989, when the wall finally fell, and lives changed forever.
A visual stunning, highly entertaining film, accompanied by an incredible 80's soundtrack.