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after the fall of the berlin wall the night. welcome to arts and culture as artists consider their contributions to the fight for climate action photographer gideon mendel stands eyelevel with people up to their necks in floodwater disturbing portraits putting a face to the global climate crisis and also coming up.
in the rock band the national's experimental new take on birth death and everything in between. and how a palestinian family brought october 1st to the west bank and got thousands of people to join the party. but 1st the painting that's making headlines around the world this canvas by the mysterious british artist banksy was expected to sell it for around 2000000 euros instead it sold for more than 11000000 banksy painted the picture of chimpanzees running the british parliament a decade ago what was funny at the time now seems pretty accurate. with britain's parliament in turmoil over the fast approaching deadline this was the painting fetching millions at the beach london auction house on thursday.
banks he's taken a debate in the house of 'd commons was originally titled question time when it was painted back in 2009. but the artist has renamed it devolved parliament in a damning critique delivered just stuff to m.p.'s arguments over the breadth it descended into what some saw as dangerous and inflammatory rhetoric. but he's pointing to here is the regression of this the oldest parliamentary democracy in the world into tribalistic animalistic behavior the sorts that we've seen board cost so much televisions across the world over the last months and weeks. dark times for the british parliament but good times the banks see the 11000000 euro winning bid was a record sale price for by the secretive street test. 'd it comes exactly a year after the shocks the with a painting that shredded itself the moment it was sold.
with balloon has since been known as love is in the bin. perhaps they say myths is the artist's warning to britain's parliament not to go the same way. one reason a lot of people have trouble caring about the global climate crisis is that it often seems abstract but for millions of people around the world who battle floods linked to climate change it's not abstract at all since 2007 photographer gideon mendel has set to bring their stories and their faces to the rest of us. once the waters have risen gideon mendel gets to work. he takes photos of people affected by floods at a time when the catastrophe is nowhere near over yet for his subjects he gets right into the floodwaters along with the victims of the flooding.
crisis just enough to photograph from a boat you know because i think if i'm standing in the water i can position myself in a way where make the best photographs and obviously it's a dangerous difficult place to be but i'd say there's something about. being in the flood zone which i find you want to be creative be very quick. that i level with the people who are up to their necks in flood waters. for the past 12 years the south african born photographer has been traveling to flood zones for his long term project drowning world. he started the project after becoming a father wanting his children to have an idea of the challenges facing the world. those challenges include ensuring access to clean that's also a concern for these people in brazil who are hoping the floodwaters will soon leave
their homes mental felt the usual news coverage of climate change was too impersonal there are lots of images of polar bears in a place years and distant places and i thought there's a strong need for something which was visceral and i wanted to make something which could be very impactful where kind of the victims of trying to change could look you directly if they aren't still there says florence abraham from nigeria mendel met her at a temporary shelter she took him to see her flooded home he offered her a few dollars says thanks for taking part in his photo project. i try. give her the money and she said to me no i don't want your money i want you to show the world what's happened to me. gideon mendel has long been motivated by a desire to show the world what's happening he started taking photos in the 1980 s. of the race riots in his home of south africa. after the
end of apartheid there mendel devoted himself to a new tragedy affecting our forgotten crisis was that it has changed over the years shifting from last year of black and white to color and moving away from the traditional photo repetitious printed in magazines instead he began creating our full compositions such as the series flood. what i'm doing there is some sort of following the line of water and. the flood is a situation of great chaos and disorder and i find myself compelled to make these very structured very precise images. sometimes quite abstract and. the mental shows his works in galleries or outdoor exhibitions he still sees himself as an activist as well as an artist. he made these prints for demonstrations during the un climate conference this year like the climate change
protesters says immediate action is needed the apocalypse is now. like beyonce is lemonade album but for depressed white people that's what director mike mills apparently feared he might be making when he teamed up with the indie rock band the national on a film for their latest studio album i am easy to find but the critics pared to differ they've called it and throw in melodious mood music the band's currently on a world tour. on their latest release i am easy to find the national have gone in a somewhat more experimental direction. i don't know it's a peaceful record to me you know and it's really feels like it's a optimistic human so victorian joy even of the said the sort of the life and the temporariness of a life it's sort of like embrace is all that. part of the experimentation was the
band's collaboration with oscar winning director mike mills who had expressed interest in making a video for them. are you matt gave a folder about all of the ideas that we had sort of from different areas that were still in various stages. using a medley of the new songs mills made a 26 minute short film starring swedish actress elysee of a condom it depicts the life of a woman from birth to death. the father dies the son leaves home only the people around the woman grow older. one of the tracks like yours is perhaps one of the saddest and most beautiful songs of this year are. so hard. that. you can film in the record all became about sort identity in what it's like to be
a life in the temporary years and what that means when your god. one of the most distinctive elements of the national sound has always been singer matt berninger is baritone voice his lyrics are often surreal journeys through the depths of his own soul. even songs that seem to take a political stance such as fake empire from 2008 do so from a very personal perspective. fascism is on the rise and and i don't need to write a song about it you know everybody knows that and i think writing songs about. empathizing with people with each other whether or not there were the same gender the same color or the where they're coming from or what they think about. god. is is important.
to do proper justice to the content of the film and the songs the light style them features a number of guests including galen dorsey who played bass in david bowie's band for more than 20 years so did matt berninger find it hard to share the spotlight. i think it was one text message they said hey do you think you sing enough on this record and then matts response was i've heard enough of myself as a regular here i'm not going to miss myself. it's the last weekend of near next october fests and here in germany the huge drunken funk there divides people into those who love it and those who don't but
around the world people have imported the idea of october fest and german style beer and they've made it their own even in places you might not expect like the palestinian west bank. this is how a palestinian october fest kicks off orthodox priests and scouts presets to mark the festivals beginning almost $10000.00 visitors have come to the village of types from around the world. posting the event is the course family founders of the tide the brewery considered the oldest microbrewery in the middle east their october fest menu includes 10 different. types of beer half of the brood specially for the event mid-east korea is the brewer her uncle founded the thai brewery together with her father there are some professed promotes community as well as beer of course and other local profits. a palestinian take on the german tradition.
this one is palestine the herbal all girl it's gone it's all you know time it's gone i feel like it's like walking through the hills you know because you have all these smell. the entertainment is also palestinian these dancers are performing the dop eleventeen folk tradition the palestinians call their national dance. the idea to have october 1st in thai that came from the breweries co-founder nadeem koori father. he learned to brew beer while living in the united states in 1903 he and his brother returned to the west bank hoping that peace was in sight at the age of 9 his daughter maddie's started learning to brew for the region's 1st female brewer october fest is about breaking down barriers. doesn't matter where you're from what language you speak people just come outside enjoy the day it shows a different side of palestine to palestinians and to international people and to
strangers as well. there's even nonalcoholic beer for muslims so every can join the fun. the corner and the groups around on george on border and we're all going to different recall marathoner heard on the reverend governor. type of colbert fest as a taste of normality in a region accustomed to tension and the party goes on late into the night. thanks for watching so you go next time. what keeps us in shape what makes us see and how do we stay healthy. my name is dr carson the i talk to me the complex let's. watch them at work. and then discuss what you can do to improve your health. state use and
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