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series ever babylon berlin. and a focus on new art and music from south africa. but first we meet so what next candidate the reporter writes about islamist terrorism and the most dangerous men in the world now she's published her memoirs. mckenna takes pause the roots of the jihad the german journalist is interested in the other side of the conflict that has the world in its grip in her memoir she writes of watching found. a hobbit is a beginning and was moved by this is to look for these encounters because i think the only way we can try to understand these people is if we talk to them and put forward our arguments if you read the book you will see that i spoke with the i asked commander of the car. on a disco if your top of the visit discussion continued to the point when he put his hand in his right. trouser pocket and i knew he was carrying
a gun. and i knew i had to tone down my critical questions. but i did try to argue with these people and try to understand how they became who they are. an immigrant's grow up between two cultures when the western world was attacked on september the eleventh two thousand and one supposedly in the name of religion and it felt a responsibility as both a muslim and a journalist. to fall on his fire. i met the widow of a firefighter who was killed in the september eleventh attacks and his widow said to us journalists i think the media and the politicians are also to blame for what happened on nine eleven. when we asked her why she said because nobody has explained why there are people who hate us so much and why they hate us. and.
become radicals mckennitt wants to comprehend to hear valid in one on one dialogue she speaks fluent arabic and she has two things that work to her advantage. interviews. before i start an interview with jihadi leaders of jihad groups or foot soldiers or recruiters i always explain that i'm a journalist everyone knows i work for the washington post i make no secret of that we don't do undercover stories i tell them i will listen to your side of things i want to ask you critical questions because perhaps i heard things about you from other people but i will publish the answers you give me fairly in my article. repeatedly hears of the conflict between sunnis and shiites she meets people with moral concepts and lifestyles that a differ. two hours but does that make them on acceptable. dialogue seems possible
and can its networks bring her to the core of the so called. come of course they made certain demands he must leave your mobile phone at the hotel and that mustn't carry any id or electronic devices no bags just a pencil and notebook. that's the decision i had to make. i thought about it carefully and then i went to this meeting this meeting but i did leave an envelope with phone numbers and other instructions with my colleague who was waiting back at the hotel. just in case i didn't return that evening indiana because. she did return but the threats remain her constant companions and not just from my ass in two thousand and eleven she was thrown in jail by the egyptian intelligence service. of what it is. that i moved in but
they threatened me with all kinds of things tied me up blindfolded me and led me into a room where a woman was screaming would be mine to follow you and i thought now maybe they are going to rape me of august with other decision this was a point where as a journalist a woman and a human being to reach your limits and wish them to get you have to find a way to overcome them into order to overcome the fear. and then decide to continue and so inside that sorts of. turmoil the questionable game of world powers and an ideology that plays on fear mckenna takes a close look at the conflict situation. this may have a. problem artist but this would be very problematic if we saw it from the perspective that this conflict is linked to islam. and people hate the west because
they are muslims is exactly what these people want they want us as a society to see it as a problem between religions and that a religious conflict a religious war is happening. or should not do that favor five or twenty years to. a memoir titled i was told to come alone will soon be published in arabic. in the arab world to. babylon berlin is germany's most ambitious and expensive t.v. series ever. started as a crime novel written by this man. he's fascinated by germany in the roaring twenty's a time of upheaval. to be honest i became fascinated with
his ear as soon as i was old enough to read how germany's first democracy blossomed but so quickly faded with the start of the. man for the entire. it's a period of great tragedy. it's a tragedy that fascinates him so much so that he quit his job and began writing the resulting six crime novels about the one nine hundred twenty s. and thirty's in berlin. now the first of those novels has been adapted into a sixteen episode t.v. series and what a series it is. babylon berlin with a budget of forty million euros this berlin is a metropolis that's home to poverty drug abuse and crime a volcano waiting to erupt fascinating and modern the series paints an authentic and gripping portrait of the german capital in that era.
coppins because there was an incredible explosion of creativity art and culture it was so much going on especially in berlin. tundras of thousands of immigrants mainly from eastern europe arrived and were made to feel welcome in a city where millions of people filled the streets. and it's a crime writer who does amazing research and comes up with an incredibly vivid portrait of the era. where the beauty of it is never good. police and communists battle it out on the streets of berlin both the novel and the series are accurate down to the smallest detail. as precise as a history book and as exciting as a thriller straight out of hollywood. doesn't deal with the t.v. series and the novel are two very different while it's highly out of three screen
writers and directors as much leeway as possible i said we need to tell the same story with the same spirit how we see this here and transport the same message but otherwise tell it. as you feel you have to. miss the void. the main character of the series is detective gaily on heart a heroin addict left deeply scarred by world war one he's a typical figure out the period he has to hide his suffering while working for the homicide department in a world with perverted morals. entry in the novels as long as you know last. d.m.'s i got someone who saw a russian found in a berlin canal. quit trying must've shined on the d.v.d. i did call them to see when it's not going fast charley is the love of his life.
the main characters have more problems in the series than in my books he was in the first world war and is traumatized and challenger comes from an even humbler background but he's basically the type of woman who tries to use the new freedom of the republic to go on why. this was. the last though. he was. born. the last real life of that era is well captured. he has to. do. this if a person. charlie is a prostitute by night a typist by day. that it was a time of change especially for women who demanded their fair share in the society shaped by the weimar republic.
it is a pretty sight and you know it's a minute just at us i think this is why as a woman you can identify with this era the women have a real mobilizing force it's a period of change women can drive cars and so on but it's still in the early stages does about allison and i'm feeling. this series has just celebrated its german premiere in berlin and had its international premiere in los angeles it's been sold to over sixty countries and further seasons are in the pipeline and. he still writing three more daily on hot novels are still to come taking us into the darkest hours of nazi germany. so difficult than i imagined i'd like to finish at a time when we know where the journey is headed how dark it's become in germany for me that's nine hundred thirty eight on the november pogroms. of the t.v. series and the novels provide excellent entertainment and simultaneously ask how
fragile is democracy and how can we protect it. now more cultural highlights picked up on our radar. heart grows more abstract the more terrifying the world becomes that's a quote bipolar clay from one nine hundred fifteen during the horrors of world war one now. an exhibition in basel switzerland shows just how much the abstract influenced his work many works are on show for the first time on loan from private collectors and carefully restored for the exhibition. clay dismantled reality to make one of his own. in his works letters
a random making them impossible to read what remains is the form all you see is lines but for me it is the entire world clay allegedly said shortly before his death. that stripped down style made poet clay a trailblazer of modality. my life lee take on addressing pain. young violinist ben has collected funeral songs from the balkans heart rending yodeling from the alps and the indian ragas sounds of morning from around the world the final farewell sounds different in every culture. though had to travel lessons and write down notation because many of the songs are passed on from one generation to the next solely through playing them now though
has won a fan in mendelssohn advancement award for his work. it's a musical homage to in comprehensible loss. a museum without windows might streams in just the same the façade changes according to the light and color of the sky. tells. some top twenty years ago now to mark the jubilee the museum a staging at some toy retrospect. how did this was original become one of the world's top architects. what inspires and motivates him in a kind of course of the senses. how can you deliberately experience a space by filling it with melodies from a music box for example. or by creating an
oasis of purposelessness found objects fragile branches grounded but we just like sometimes architecture at home in this space rooted in uncompromising. the opening of the cape town was a major r. to vent in africa the museum showcases contemporary african art reflecting what's happening right now. this museum fills a void it's the first museum for contemporary african art in africa it's a milestone for african artists but it is not without its critics. concise the film. and his team are on europeans bringing to africa. a return to colonial times where this is about the artists and.
expression of a whole continent. communicating and speaking in this in this museum that we've created. anybody could have living in a global world and we got to get over. this used to be a storage site for graeme. provides ample space. hundred exhibition rooms for sculptures photos paintings and installations all. finally on display in africa. it's very important that we have a museum like this of scale so that we have a map of voices that could be heard that we could have multiple exhibitions running at the same time from many different countries across africa or the dies for them so that we can demonstrate the richness this richness has not gone unnoticed by the
international art same. as commanding top prizes at international auctions his dragon like installation now hovers in the atrium of the site's museum of contemporary art africa. but there is also room for new discoveries divider is an installation by longest into rope and beer bottles everyday objects that can also do harm. longest walk in woodstock cape town's ops district to watch if the world gallery head is displaying her work force memorial one a critical look at the monuments of the colonial rulers. legace was art is decidedly political fighting against established structures from the dark days of colonialism and apartheid. i want to shift things.
take away the comfortability. that that exists currently right now in the city. comfortability in terms of black white privilege and things like that that's what i will just destroy. what is currently exhibiting in london and is tangible she's noticed that the international world has set its sights on africa. that's great but like also just like it just the whole notion of african like kind of also like bothers me because you know why did you have this issue. place as artists in why can we not just be seen as artists they don't go to someone like others so there's quite a lot of work that needs to be done. for people to actually take it seriously and start engaging and looking at us differently instead of like criticizing african
artists. a few kilometers away revisit our time to qarase studio traditional materials and techniques like beads and braiding dominate his latest work. he's currently exhibiting in amsterdam and last year he showed in basel and miami. he explains why there is such high demand when you start coming across something that we haven't seen before and you can explain it but it's evoking an emotion that was you to question is. to open your eyes and change your perspective this is what you want. is it enough to just be different as we're going out there and pretending that we can make stuff just because it looks different but this that it is self is quite high it's almost like the olympics of. the country and show what you can really do and come back with a lot of gold by the way. back to cape town's waterfront guild gallery is close to
the tight. seven mcgowan and her husband julian has been displaying african art and design here since two thousand and eight. they say interest is growing. globally we're looking to connect with something that's more human and more real. and with narrative and meaning and i think that's what we offer as a country and our creative platform as we we are very very real and very visceral and very connected to human emotion and i think that's what people are looking for whatever art lovers and collectors are looking for the small car is poised to direct their interest to. made in africa. now to jazz from south africa musicians such as miriam a cable and do that you bring him have had global careers now a new generation is letting its voices be heard. and.
the marketing me is one of south africa's leading jazz musicians he sings for a nation still torn apart some twenty five years after the end of apartheid. this song is a part a call tool our ancestors to try to healing that and healing to this generation sort of. the fight for equal opportunities part of a marketing his biography born in one thousand eight hundred two he experienced south africa's transition to a post apartheid rainbow nation. the pianist is a sangoma or natural healer he wants to use his music to help his home and overcome the trauma of racial segregation.
sort of lessons in. their way in ceremonies you know my first lessons of how money they were in chess news e.q. know everything you know and also what it's said to me was this music was introduced in a spiritual mode so this is something i love to hold to myself. a teeny belongs to a new generation of musicians in his homeland. jazz has always been political in south africa and was often viewed with skepticism by those in power today the white minority is no longer in charge but problems remain the country's written with widespread corruption and in danger of collapse but can music really help.
with the. nothing has changed much for south africa's poor oppression exploitation and a lack of opportunities remain the underdogs often fight each other on the streets instead of resisting their oppressors. there have been student demonstrations with the slogan fees miss falbe for years the protesters are calling for free education and a total de colonialization it is now the largest and most violent protest movement since the end of apartheid. drama to me mother rosie is not seeking the spiritual side. lucian but a decidedly political one in his music career first to the right in some fronts for know a radical critic of colonialism in the one nine hundred sixty s. . there is no way not to be political and there is no way not to be.
within the experience of the condition of the world. because we are. to be part and parcel of this sort of embodiment of the idea of what humanity should be. jazz as a protest against racism segregation and the lack of opportunities for the black population in south africa. to me mother rosie and many others the colonialization has not yet happened in south africa. you know i give to her and i think she just means means exactly that come to me as you are don't come to me as i think you are . and as opposed to the world with
a us centric sort of like notion of how the functionality is then you have to be violent in that kind of situation. violence that tomorrow see expresses in his music. can do to a marketing uses music as a part of traditional african healing rituals it's a lengthy process as south africa continues to battle the burden of a brutal past and the challenges of today. there is an illusion that a plague man is free but we're still very much far away from the from the freedom that was sick for and there's a need for humanity and that's what's want to project in our music today. a new generation of jazz musicians it's rediscovering african traditions making
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