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this is d.w. news live from berlin a widely anticipated prisoner exchange has taken place between russia and ukraine there are emotional scenes as families were reunited at airports in moscow and kiev . also coming up more than 70000 people are in need of food and water in the bahamas after their homes and communities were destroyed by hurricane dorian authorities say the final death toll will be staggering.
for the floors of the and dark drama joker takes the golden lion award for best movie at the venice film festival and find out more about the title role performance that got all the critics excited. by marrying everything it's good to have you with us. a long awaited exchange of prisoners between russia and ukraine has taken place this swap is being viewed as a step towards easing tensions between the neighboring countries and could also increase the chances of resolving the conflict in eastern ukraine 5 years of fighting between troops and russian backed separatists has left more than 13000 people dead. i their 1st steps of freedom back on home soil 35 former prisoners arriving in kiev. a handshake from the president
is nothing compared to the embrace of a loved one. some had been separated for months others years never knowing what would come next. for. status kept on changing we heard that the prisoner swap was going to fall through. the end of august was a difficult time i couldn't sleep for 5 days. they only told us today at 4 in the morning that we should pack and someone would pick us up at the time before the flight just crawled. ukraine's president a lot of years olinsky looked on as his campaign promise became a reality. it's the 1st move he says towards ending the conflict with moscow. but all this is the 1st step to reopening dialogue the 1st day to ending the war to
getting all our soldiers and sailors back into reclaiming our territory not that woman that was not what it wasn't didn't do it this man received special attention filmmaker all the sense of ukraine's most famous political prisoner he was captured in crimea in 2014 just as the territory was invaded and i nixed by russia. also released 24 sailors captured by russia last year in unable to suits. at the same time another plane carrying prisoners released by ukraine landed in moscow among them journalist vission ski head of russian state media in ukraine who kiev had accused of treason and. also transferred to me a seam of a separatist commander accused of involvement in the downing of flight in hate 175 years ago ukraine released him despite pleas from the netherlands which lost
citizens in the aircraft attack. but for russia and ukraine getting their prisoners back took priority international observers including the european union have urged the 2 warring countries to maintain the momentum towards peace. that their 1st steps of freedom back on home soil 35 former prisoners arriving in kiev. a handshake from the president is nothing compared to the embrace of a loved one. some have been separated for months others for years never knowing what would come next a lot of the knowledge of the u.s. that is kept on changing we heard that the prisoner swap was going to fall through . the end of august was a difficult time i couldn't sleep for 5 days. they only told us today at 4 in the morning that we should pack and someone would pick us up at the time before the flight just crawled ukraine's president followed him is alinsky looked on as his
campaign promise became a reality it's the 1st move he says towards ending the conflict with moscow we have to do all the steps to phoenix this horrible war i think the thing that kills the ship. this man receives special attention filmmaker all the sense of ukraine's most famous political prisoner he was captured in crimea in 2014 just as the territory was invaded and annexed by russia. also released 24 sailors captured by russia last year and unable to suits. at the same time another plane carrying prisoners released by ukraine landed in moscow but even as they disembark hundreds more remain in prison on both sides international observers including the european union have urged ukraine and russia to maintain the momentum towards peace. let's get you up to speed now on some of the other stories making
news around the world. police in hong kong have tried to disperse protesters who gathered at a train station in a bid to disrupt traffic to the airport pro-democracy activists have bound to continue their protests despite hong kong leader kerry lamb announcing the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill. german chancellor angela merkel has called for the. rights and freedoms of hong kong residents to be respected she made the comments after meeting with chinese premier the cut young in the chinese capital beijing nicol also aims to strengthen business ties with china. now hurricane dorian is speeding towards canada now after making landfall in the us states of north and south carolina forecasters expected to bring hurricane force winds to parts of nova scotia late on saturday the storm has already left a trail of devastation in the bahamas and thousands of people have been fleeing the
islands to escape the catastrophic aftermath of the storm the death toll is now at 43 but is expected to rise sharply. a cruise ship full of evacuees from the bahamas people on board have survived an apocalypse and for now they're the lucky ones. desperation is setting in for those left behind who've lost everything. until november he didn't leave me nobody calls on the fire there will be off no poles to have nothing no are no power roads where i know. i it's 5 everything you say everything is damage. as the scale of the destruction becomes clear international aid efforts are ramping up. but it's a complicated task the destruction is so widespread. we
have 2 major islands in the bahamas grand bahama and abaco and oftentimes we forget about the many keys around the clothes that particular datum so. we have to put this focus on those keys because we have residents living on those he was well in the u.s. dollar. made landfall as a category one storm hitting the coast of north carolina with battering waves storm surges and heavy rains caused extensive flooding while powerful winds and a series of tornadoes ripped the roofs off houses and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people. dorian has lost a little steam as it barrels on towards eastern canada packing sustained winds of up to 145 kilometers per hour is forecast to touch down in nova scotia later on saturday. it was an ambitious plan from the very start india wanted to be the 1st
country to attempt to land near the south pole of the moon and chandra and 2 missions set out in july to explore the uncharted territory of the lunar south pole but shortly before the scheduled touchdown the space center in bangalore lost contact with the lander now mission control is trying to figure out whether the spacecraft crashed or landed while no one was watching. the devastation at india's space agency as the scientists news contact to the chandrayaan 2 only seconds before its landing. the spacecraft was meant to become the 1st ever to touch down on the unexplored south pole of the moon indian prime minister in the random o.t. came to see the landing from the control room late to the phone consolidator he worse as he addressed the nation. on earth few of arts that i'm proud of the nation by the way the better way.
it is sought out a t.v. inserted a d.v.d. video to sign peace who hired embark. on one of the most ambitious mission of over space program. victim baby goals but. we really need to cover more of the hour. the landing of the spacecraft was also broadcast live on television across the country tensions were running high ahead of the event that chandrayaan 2 was successfully launched in july after a previous attempt was called off due to technical problems. chandrayaan which means moon craft an ancient sanskrit spent the last few weeks traveling to us the south side of the moon. on monday the landing robot vic
separated from the craft ahead of its planned touchdown it was supposed to measure the surface and locate water deposits india would have been only the 4th country in the world to achieve a controlled soft landing its previous mission in 2008 and it with a spacecraft probe intentionally crashing into the moon. for now india's invasions to become a global space superpower appear to have suffered a setback but scientists hope to get the communication to the spacecraft back up and find out what happened. well it's one of the biggest prizes in international cinema the golden lion from the venice film festival and this year's prize has just been announced and it's joker from american director todd phillips the film is a dark origin story of the batman villain starting joaquin phoenix in the title role and it's the 1st golden lion for phillips as
a director. well for more on all this i'm joined in the studio now by melissa holroyd from v.w. culture melissa very good to see you ok so joker's been awarded the top prize at the venice film festival do you think it deserves that when so many looked like it deserved it during the screenings it got standing ovations showing a lot of its screenings there and largely i think because of work in phoenix's outstanding performance he apparently lost a lot of weight when he went half crazy during his preparations but you know people are speaking very highly about about his performance he plays a stand up comic who turns into a killer a killer clown the urban nightmare takes place in a very grubby gotham city and a big part of this film is punch is that the film invites the audience to love the monster it has a lot to say about mental illness and access to guns and its inspiration reportedly
comes from martin scorsese's taxi driver and his king of comedy film. says sounds like a very psychological very dark kind of film and let's talk about the director todd phillips now how important is this win for him so a very important win for him yeah he's best known for writing and directing the hand the hangover films and also for war dogs. these awards are very very important this is the gateway to the oscars the winners of the last few years have done very very well after winning venice alfonzo coorong picked up 3 also because shortly after. venice well there was a bit of controversy at this year's festival there was a film by director roman polanski in the running an officer in a spinal plaskett of course has admitted to committing statutory rape in the 1970 s. he was not welcome as far as many people were concerned but how did it all play out for him and his film in the end it certainly also gave him
a lot of publicity didn't it i mean you know people are really talking about this a lot. but of course people are going to criticize that you know in the in today in this time of me to where we have only 2 female directors in the running and you know and and and. film is also there if you're all right melissa even following the festival just quickly what was one highlight for you one highlight was definitely the painted bird by the chick short czech director mark who'll this film has to be mentioned it is a very very bad film people went running for the exits during the press screenings but it's also received rave reviews at the painted bird a sit in eastern europe with the bloody clothes of the sick and it follows a young boy's struggle to survive although the director says he's not
a holocaust film it's a film about evil about about. the whole ride we're going to leave it there thank you so very much always a pleasure to talk to you. and you're up to date now on d w news i'm marrying evan stand for me and the entire team thanks for watching. after. it's cold enough to follow the adventures of the famous naturalist and explorer. to some of the racial conflicts on the phone while its 250th birthday were embarking on a voyage of discovery. to expand decision to.