Join Us

Alumni Connect is excited to bring in this summer season in New York by hosting our first event in cooperation with NYU Deutsches Haus on

Friday June 1st, 2012 at 6.30pm

2 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
T: 212.998.8660

Come join us for a screening of "Berlin Metamorphoses" followed by a wine reception and informal discussion with old and new friends!

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About Frye

Robert E. Frye is an Emmy award winning producer and director of documentaries and network news programs for over four decades. His recently completed documentary In My Lifetime: A presentation of The Nuclear World Project tells the story of the sixty five year struggle to find solutions on how to dispose of and reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the world.

Frye has been an independent documentary producer and director since 1988. Before that he spent two decades as a producer in network news in the United States and Canada. In 2008 he was commissioned to produce and direct a short documentary entitled Freedom without Walls commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009. The film distributed on DVD was awarded a Gold Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival’s INTERCOM competition.

Among the awards Robert E. Frye has received for his work over the course of his career are an Emmy, two Dupont-Columbia Silver Batons, a Peabody, the Polk, a Christopher, a Rockie from the Banff Film Festival, a Golden Hugo from The Chicago International Film Festival, a Headliner, the IRE (Investigative Reporters) and a CINE Golden Eagles, as well as Gold and Silver Plaques from the Chicago International Film Festival’s INTERCOM.

He was appointed a Fellow (1998-1999) at the Media Studies Center of the Freedom Forum in New York City. From 2001 to 2008 he was a Fellow at the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University in Newark where he created and taught a series of seminars entitled Culture, Conflict and the Media.

Berlin Trilogy: The three DVDs represent Robert Frye's work beginning in 1988 to 2003 and includes films on Kristallnacht broadcast on PBS on November 8, 1988; a film entitled "Berlin: Journey of a City" the story of the allied occupation of Berlin from 1945 to 1994 broadcast on public television and broadcast worldwide on The Armed Forces Television Network in 1995; a documentary broadcast on PBS in July 1998 to observe the 50th anniversary of The Berlin Airlift and then Berlin Metamorphoses broadcast on public television in 2004/2005.

The Documentary

From the horrors of World War II to the reign of Communism to a city and a people divided by a Wall, Berlin has been alternately bound and shattered by its history. But in 1989, the Wall fell, opening the floodgates. In the early 2000s, over a decade later, Berliners are going through the process of reunification, rebuilding and reconciliation. This is where the documentary Berlin Metamorphoses begins to tell the story of the transformation taking place in Berlin.

Filmed in the fall 2001 and spring through the fall 2002, we hear and see the changes which have been taking place since the fall of the Wall. Over seventy five individuals living in Berlin, including Germany's President, Johannes Rau; columnist and publisher of the Berlin newspaper Tagespiegel, Hermann Rudolph; speak about the changes. Berliners from every discipline: artists, students, educators, immigrants, government officials, city planners, and entrepreneurs all express their point of view. These voices are woven together with archival and present day footage in an essay to present the interaction of present day Berlin and its history.


Robert Frye has extended a special benefit for our alumni! If you're interested in the Berlin Trilogy identify yourself as an alumni having attended NYU Deutsches Haus on Friday June 1st and receive the three DVD set at a reduced rate. 

Also Frye will include a short documentary he produced for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which was released as a DVD in 2009!