tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle September 2, 2019 8:45pm-9:01pm CEST
broken glass part. as we've been reporting here on the w. the far right i'll tie on a t.v. for deutschland party the a.f.d. have made significant gains in the 2 local elections just held here in germany is also interest on arts and culture because the a.f.d. have been putting pressure on opera houses and theaters and the like to conform to its agenda for instance recently requesting an opera house to list the nationalities of its employees which many see as a chilling parallel with naziism so artistic people nationwide have been worried. new cultural projects at risk now that the far right if they gained ground and will be more difficult to express criticism in the future we talk to those who are directly affected people working in the cultural scene in brandenburg and saxony
1st where my brand of books capital pottstown. which pieces are we still allowed to before we creating braudis again i experienced the same thing in east germany when we smuggled books across the border just to recover if that starting again the freedom of thoughts would be addressed. other artists are also concerned like the ones from potsdam status. does this mean dotson's one keep so censoring different interpretations again that would be a big threat to the freedom of culture. and it would limit our ability to act as societies mira and to keep an open dialogue so that i think is a shift in the awful india look to the artists in saxony share these worries like here interest. the political is political and it will stay that way the question is which means will use they will have to be certain strategies for example a complex topic like climate change can be dealt with in a traditional dry. we have to find other strategies to entertain and inform people
to make them think and get them to change perspective especially considering that the i guess the is a party who doesn't believe in climate change which theme of the proposed his artistry came up under so much below market. we're not directly affected as a publisher simply because we get little to no funding so they can't take that away from us anywhere so we can act freely and also a bookstore can run as usual and shouldn't notice any more pressure than before but writers could see themselves confronted with other problems they depend on grants and prizes and of course i could be put under more pressure to showing strong gives a kick off the bone feeder obert an internet so many of us work internationally art in general is international that's why this is an attack on the arts the rise of the right wing populist is extremely dangerous for us as artist can strike seemed fairly sure. joining me now is my colleague michael okwu who was at the elections
in brandenburg indeed you were one of the people talking to those people involved in the arts so what would just tell us what the atmosphere was like a elections were crazy enough in the and i have experienced a great relief in the culture seeing because everybody was expecting the worst and that is a right wing party in the government but a lot of people vote for that day and now the cultural sea has to deal with that and now everyone is willing to face the dialogue and to look forward and to stand up more than ever for better use like freedom and tolerance and he told me that they become more political again. ok but why were artists working in the art scene so worried about the rise of this party. well because they already observed some certain tendencies if team members already discussed in public.
hits and bad are out and whether we need that at all so this could be the end of the freedom for the artist if you might think and even if there are no attacks financing could be reduced or radically cancelled now you've been talking also to the renowned film. house indeed. for those who might not remember him he won an oscar for the drama course once and he things what did he have to say about the election yes i met him and his house and put some bobbins as we all know this is a place with a long film history put some problems back and for him it's a very important topic and this is what he has to say. quick shift to the right always question sculpture and one of their motto says we don't need culture because they see culture as something that belongs to an elite and we
don't need that. that's for the elite and often no relevance to the people which is of course nonsense because every person every culture is a necessary part of life culture is big task it's nice to raise awareness and you don't get into people's mind with propaganda i couldn't use propaganda either you get there through emotions and feelings and by telling stories this is how we actually show this can be done after. we can do it would have to be turned into stories that shows us how we've carried on with my life experience should have told me that it changes take time i'm an optimist but i'm not naive but i don't think there is any kind of new nazi threat to go far at all.
so if you think my good you think everything's over now there's no sort of. course not but everybody is now alarmed and aware and the car just seen is now on a mission and this is to defend the freedom of art ok micah thank you very much indeed for. moving on to a small film festival that took place over the weekend in bad not far from him berlin interesting it is called the without borders film festival it's a bit different to other festivals in that there's no prizes there's no real glitz and glamor this is because the films shown focus on serious issues of our times concerning human rights and human dignity. no red carpet here on the shores of lake shore much to say an hour outside in the without borders film festival serves up. the cinema as an old bone cast list is
a who's who of german film here you get the chance to see these films which you would like to see but you have not see opportunity to finish i just saw a film that was really moving and the surroundings here are just beautiful surroundings. because the audience is a super interested even in the seat in the cinema concentrated and passionate. the location may be it delayed care of the film screening here anything but war migration personal and international crises dominate the screen a selection intended to challenge audiences. here are some of the highlights from this year's program the distant barking of dogs by danish director simon wilmont the documentary follows a young often in eastern ukraine hardened by life near the front lines of the shit
out. of the. new d.n.a. of life and the film was presented by the charity save the children currently we have 420000000 children. growing up in was evidence and this experience is exactly what we can see in the film. the documentary voices of the sea follows a cuban family and their american dream. so. now i get asked. but the american dream isn't all it's cracked up to be. i think this story does it kind of individualize it's a human i says it is and to modernize the whole notion of migration they're not just figures they are real people with real human emotion german films were also
center stage you come out it's been the presented his short film. 3 ill german iranian doctor who takes a final road trip with his son. and director noah fink shards debut system crash it tells the story of an emotionally disturbed young go who pushes the foster care system to its limits the movie is this year's german submission for the oscars. this year's without borders film festival was a cold for more solidarity within families communities in and around the globe and here beyond the cutthroat world of the biggest film festivals the feeling of community was palpable. nice place to have a film festival in our series $100.00 german must reads a broken glass park is
a contemporary novel about what it means to be young in the 21st century i'm living on the edges of society that's what's happened to sasha who's originally from russia but lives in germany it's partially autobiographical because lena braun skee moved to germany from russia with her parents when she was 13 but that's where the similarities and. well it's in the way but no way no way would i know where. i relisten to the band brodsky beats their pretty hard to forget well this bronson has got to be to alina brodsky's debut novel broken glass park. brodsky takes us to a high rise concrete ghetto at the edge of the city were teenagers hang out between broken beer bottles and broken liquor bottles if you live here it's already game over but 17 year old sasha isn't giving up yet she's whip smart and she's ready to
take fate into her own hands. sometimes i think i'm the only one in our neighborhood with any worthwhile dreams i have to and there's no reason to be ashamed of either one i want to kill body and i want to write a book about my mother i already have a title the story of an idiotic redheaded woman who would still be alive if only she had listened to her smart oldest daughter. instead sasha tells her own story how she saw her stepfather murdered her mother leaving how the hell all she can think about is griffin and how despite everything that's happened to her she manages to find love and hope only nebraska's book gives this team her own voice. breathlessly chatty and highly intelligence sometimes tragic sometimes hilarious broken glass park cuts through b.s. like the edge of a shattered bottle. and
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this is g.w. news one from berlin tonight an exclusive look at the fight for survival in yemen d. w. has gained rare access to the war torn country and introduces us to a young doctor working 24 hour shifts to help the country's most vulnerable also coming up tonight in the battle over bricks in the u.k. prime minister boris johnson issues a warning to parliament if lawmakers block his brakes his plan he says will call new elections and germany's far right to yesterday's celebrates games and to reach .