The project 'The King Code' involves school pupils from the Ernst Reuter Oberschule in Berlin's Wedding district and the Rosa Luxemburg Gymnasium in the district of Pankow, which began jointly researching and retrieving facts, documents and contemporary witnesses regarding the civil rights leader's visit to Berlin in 1964. They seek to assess the unjust nature of the GDR and the impact of King's message on the opposition movement and the Peaceful Revolution. Ultimately, they are searching for traces of the peaceful struggle against injustice and exclusion.
The documentary by Andreas Kuno Richter records the pupils' fascinating journey through time. Including hitherto unpublished photographs of King's visit to Berlin, he also pursues the question of the resonance of Martin Luther King's anti-racist and non-violent message today. The DVD contains both a German and English version of the film as well as German subtitles and comprehensive didactic material related to the film.