The dark secrets of a surveillance state| 19mins
Director: TED | Producer: TED
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: United States
Tour the deep dark world of the East German state security agency known as Stasi. Uniquely powerful at spying on its citizens, the Stasi masterminded a system of surveillance and psychological pressure that kept the country under control for decades, until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Hubertus Knabe studies the Stasi â€” and was spied on by them. He shares stunning details from the fall of a surveillance state, and shows how easy it was for neighbor to turn on neighbor.