This challenging film is themed around the social unrest that underpins so many periods of change in European history. The film chronicles the frenetic and politically dramatic passage of time in an unnamed city via the story of an individual wall in the midst of a changing social, political, and cultural environment. As days and nights pass, the wall changes: graffiti adorns it, and is scrubbed off, and then reappears. Later, adverts cover the wall: bright and glossy emblems of modernity selling hamburgers. This symbol of capitalism is then replaced by political posters advocating for change. Towards the end of the film, bombs begin to explode, and the screen films with smoke. Yet the wall is not destroyed, and new graffiti — this time, the vivid green of vines, emblematic of hope and nature — spreads across the damaged surface. The use of anarchy symbols and rock music positions this film as expressing a counterculture ideology. Its use in classes can facilitate a discussion of how to decode that ideology from its construction in the text; the navigation of symbols and political messaging. Secondly, it provokes a consideration of the role of walls as continuous in a changing, tumultuous Europe, and hence connects to Fences [Ploty].