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350th anniversary have this death. this year a well known documentary film festival in moscow called the art dock festival is playing. animated satirical show the pokes fun of russia's leaders amongst others and is co-produced by the w. the organizers say they are taking a risk by showing the film but with censorship on the rise in russia that is a risk they feel they have to take our correspondent emily show him as mall. thank you. but it wasn't us they saying to world leaders including bloody near put in an ironic theme song for russian politics sung by foreign ministry and kremlin representatives we're not going to do nothing and no one in current affairs to state the market days of somebody. the
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animated satire is being shown in moscow as part of the biggest documentary film festival in russia the part that's the program includes $167.00 russian language films the festival's director says it's a perfect fit especially in russia's current political reality. show. dog exists in order to implant freedom by force so to speak and they want to give the audience the right to laugh at the king. all sorts of yet nick is a good example of that. and a rare one to. move to keep writing need. in russia there are more and more restrictions on artistic freedom russian lawmakers are emphasizing conservative values laws like the one against extremism are being broadly applied to censor any art that doesn't fit the government mold. the art doc
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fest is feeling the pressure to 2 years ago the organizers moved to festivals competition to be got in that many of the films cover political topics like the war in syria and in ukraine 15 films that screened in latvia are not being shown in russia this year but the festival's director is determined to keep our talk fest alive from moscow audiences to. with him go i want to show every audience member here that in real life exists that there are doubts about what is happening in the country and just their crazy imagination at the i want to speak. people to meet and sit next to each other that we shoulder to shoulder to physically feel each other's presence and to so they can feel they are not alone i mean you didn't work you. want them to make it created an hour long version of their show especially for the festival it's one of the ways the art talk to us and it's the us are standing up to mainstream political culture in russia so i knew. this
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film and its way of presenting the material cathartic to let you let off steam built up anger or dissatisfaction with what is happening really sure stephanie the ways that. everything we see is true what can i say it's really sad. and it's other films the arts talk fest and its viewers are determined to fight for artistic and for little freedoms one film at a time was. the book crazy rich asians was a huge hit for all for kevin kwan the film also a box office success despite a lot of skepticism from hollywood that a film only with asians in the lead roles would not do well the story is an asian american who falls in love with a super rich chinese man whose family then rejects because she's pole we met the book's author in los angeles. we meet u.s. author kevin kwan in beverly hills at
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a super exclusive asian restaurant the chef greets him personally at the door one of self comes from a wealthy singapore family but in his books he doesn't use the term super rich but china rich. china rich is a whole new level of crazy rich i mean these are people with fleets of private jets not just watch the top 1020 families really they own all the banks they own all the different factories and companies these are the people behind the scenes who are influencing policy last year bestseller crazy rich asians was turned to a blockbuster film despite initial objections from hollywood one of the very 1st ones was a very important producer that suggested that we turn the heroine rachel true into a white girl for the movie and i told them. you absolutely missed the point and no thank you because now you know we were able to make this movie which was the
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1st 1st full all asian cost movie and 25 you're. crazy rich asians was the most successful man to comedy in the last decade earning $240000000.00 worldwide and turning kevin kwan into a celebrity who gets stopped by fans on the streets of l.a. area there really enjoy it i'm able this family at home called one a banana. or a that it's your yellow on the outside but your whites on the inside why doesn't sort of americanised all westernized. with his novel and its 2 sequels crazy rich girlfriend and crazy rich problems one has introduced asian american culture to a broad audience in north america and beyond. and film scott writes for the joins as no. having. mentioned the hollywood wanted
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a white actress in the lead role he resisted as he said in the film was made with all asian actors so has this i mean it was phenomenal success wasn't it has it has it changed things in hollywood do you think i really think it has i mean this was yeah but almost access 240000000 worldwide i think it's really opened the doors for american talent i mean of course the asian american community is huge and it's been around for a long long time it's been part of america for a long long time but it's been sort of written out of american culture into a very very recently but now you're seeing asian talent asian american actors writers comedians getting getting their chance i think a great example is a film that just got nominated for a couple of golden globes the farewell which stars up with you know who had a small role in crazy great asians and that film is about american family who find out their chinese grandmother is dying so intel sort of telling her they. plan
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a wedding i think wedding to get everybody to get together so they can say goodbye to the grandmother one last time it's a very cynical tragicomic tale i'm really really great film and it's an incredibly well in the united states despite being almost entirely in chinese you can see things really changed in chinese almost entirely in chinese a bit of english but almost all of the ninety's that's impressive not why is this new screen diversity saw a poll. well i think 2 things one is it reflects reality i mean the asian american beauty is a very big community it deserves to be seen on screen but i think also what's interesting about it is that it expands the idea of what stories we think are important to tell what we think is funny or sexy or interesting another great example for me is the asian american comedian allie wong big star in the states and she's just recently made a film for netflix which is another romantic comedy i got to. seen that set up for us here she's in the film she's single she's having dinner with
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a couple of her friends who don't really believe she has a new boyfriend says oh no no he's coming he's coming right now and as he walks in areas let's take a look. yeah . it's easy and every. i know what i think body but this is also ritualistic it's just the idea of having an asian american as the romantic lead in american movie that's something we would have seen even just a couple of years ago but you see things really have changed the idea of who sexy who's funny who's interesting. change this great to see that so if this is no flash in the past no no i don't think so at all i mean american comedians been recognized they sort of stepped up and there's an old saying that the only color that really matters in hollywood is green as long as people are making money these things will happen so i think the asian american community the town committee is definitely
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here to stay strong i was always a mine of information thank you very much for. coming to the end of rembrandt year celebrating 350 years since the passing of one of the greatest visual artists who ever lived like most of his contemporaries in the art world of the 17th century neverland's we have he had a wide range of styles let's find out more about this great genius of the baroque. his friend run from ryan as a national hero and then that the lance. using just a few color pigments he made his canvases shine like almost nobody before him. now 350 years after his death his fame lives on. his most famous painting the night watch henson amsterdam strikes museum and is now undergoing restoration. at 25
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he left his hometown leyden and moved to amsterdam at the time a floor shing center of trade citizens used their new found wealth to commission portraits of themselves and rembrandt was in huge demand he lived in this house for nearly 20 years today around $280000.00 visitors pass through the museum each year . so this is rembrandt studio this is actually the place where many of his masterpieces remain and here we see a lovely corner where we can see how he worked with light and here he has a cloth i mean and this cloth softens light so it filters sunlight coming in rembrandt's genius extended to printmaking as well he generally made his actions from south using the method demonstrated to visitors of the rembrandt house museum good money could be made from print series in those days even so at the end of his
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life rembrandt was destitute you lived in a grand style he also did not always pay his debts so part in part this collection was a part of his bankruptcy and had to be sold during his lifetime his house and possessions were also sold off he moved to a poor neighborhood and continued painting rembrandt. lift for art as shown by the masterpieces and amsterdam's rights museum that fascinate generations of visitors to this day. finally after a long battle with cancer the pop world has lost the beautiful voice of marie frederick son singer with swedish rock that i leave you with the song but is a great example of how fabulous voice it must have been loved by.
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this young woman from gas the city has a dream i just want to be myself live freely and sing and have my own life my own. no fear. but in the constraints of the gaza strip a society dominated by men it's almost impossible feat still refuses to give up. 3030 minutes. monday w. . was the speech of his life perhaps his best and certainly his most difficult the speech by cooling dressed in on just summer 19th 1989. shortly after the fall of the of the chancellor addresses the people of east
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germany. the mideast tense the crowd clamors for german unity journalist peter allen borg was at the scene. 30 years later he looks back on the time interest and starts december 19th d.w. . and funny the adventures of the famous naturalist and explorer. to celebrate clicks on the front of the world's $250.00. marking on the for the discovery. expedition one blood on. earth home to millions of species a home worth saving. and those are big changes and most start with small steps global ideas tell stories of creative people and innovative projects around the world ideas that protect the climate boost green energy solutions and
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reforestation. they create interactive content teaching the next generation about environmental protection and we're determined to build something here for the next generation global ideas the multimedia environment series on t.w. . but what about the. this is news and these are our top stories democrats in the u.s. house of representatives have presented 2 articles of impeachment against president is donald trump they accused trump of pressuring ukraine to influence next year's presidential election and of concealing from congress evidence of his actions that the house could.

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