I saw the movie Zertifikat Deutsch in the Arsenal cinema at the begining of the film festival One World Berlin last Thursday. It reminded me that I had taken this picture during my last German courses at the Volkshochschule. The mood was rather relaxed. It was like a small vacation camp. There I met a Continue Reading
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Posted on November 30, 2010 by clemclem
Posted on November 28, 2010 by natalieg
Watch this viral video and other shorts, clips and PSAs combatting rightwing extremism, racism and xenophobia in the Black Box at Arsenal Berlin (part of One World Berlin Film Festival for Human Rights and Media, in cooperation with One World Prague) or at the links below.
People in Need campaigns:
Braun ist Scheisse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymCjimcakwM&feature=related
Nazis raus: Dankeschön: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK7DGCWQ_uU&feature=related
AGAINST Continue Reading
Posted on November 28, 2010 by I_edit_1
Looking around on the internet, I have accidentally found lots of very funny videos about the so-called hipsters. I see lots of hipsters in the area where I live (Berlin-Kreuzberg). I do like them in a way because they bring «new blood» to our area (I feel old saying this!) but on the other hand, they sometimes Continue Reading
Posted on November 27, 2010 by Andreas
And - upping the ante - there’s soccer representing an entire nation, its history, its future, its soul, its very core. Of course, all of this a mind bgame, entertaining at first but bearing the dark tendency of developing a life of its own. (The author himself just recently overcame some embarrassment to admit but Continue Reading
Posted on November 26, 2010 by xhiller
Berlin is full of site specific artworks. Keep your eyes and ears open and you’ll see it, hear it, feel it. I give props to this artist. I’ve seen her work around - and have recorded some. By the way, snowy, cold, dark - this shot was taken at 8:00 in the morning in Berlin Continue Reading
Posted on November 25, 2010 by natalieg
Video recording of the discussion after the film screening of Monica and David at Zeughauskino Berlin, November 12, 2010. The film, which is part of Aktion Mensch’s touring festival uebermut, follows the wedding of the U.S. couple Monica and David. We also see what happened after the honeymoon. Monica and David both have Down Syndrome.
Video Continue Reading
Posted on November 21, 2010 by xhiller
Walk the cool marble staircases, catch the glitter of crystal chandaliers on the way up. Eventually, you’ll see a simple paper sign. Take off your shoes, drop your backpack and shift down to low gear … subdued colors, warm lights, good tea - tea house, pure and simple.
I had the china green with rose petals Continue Reading
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Posted on November 15, 2010 by xhiller
Over the weekend I visited ” Soma”, an exhibition about mushrooms and urine at the Hamburger Bahnhof. A review from the Roving Reporter will follow later this week. But lo and behold, what did I find when I slipped into the tunnel that connects the main hall to the art trailers in the back? Nothing Continue Reading
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Posted on November 12, 2010 by xhiller
Last night I watched Antoine, a documentary shot in French-speaking Canada about a 6 year old blind boy. In school, Antoine learns to use a Braille punching machine. This typewriter like contraption is loud! and makes dots on paper in specific patterns that can be read with the fingers. I loved the idea of letters Continue Reading
Posted on November 11, 2010 by FDCL_Blog
News from Stephanie Boyd (director of The Devil Operation). ” FESTIVAL WIN! Our first prize… well, sort of. Last night on the 10-hour bus from Cusco to Arequipa, Fabricio Deza, the film’s editor, won the GRAND PRIZE at Bingo.
Fabricio was called to the back of the bus and urged to make a pronouncement over the Continue Reading
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