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tv   Arts and Culture  Deutsche Welle  January 6, 2020 6:45pm-7:01pm CET

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a beautiful book called one good turn by robots via. the same. bots we begin with the golden globes and in the ongoing war between streaming services and hollywood it seems hollywood was the big winner this time netflix did have 34 nominations but only walked away with 2 prizes. best movie in the comedy or musical category went to quentin tarantino's once upon a time in hollywood and brad pitt also picked up best supporting actor that. best actor in a drama unsurprisingly went to work in phoenix for his amazing tool to force in the joke. and also no surprise best actress to run a zellweger for her portrayal i am singing in judy. and the big surprise came in the best movie drama category it wasn't the 2 netflix front
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runners the arash men or marriage story that took the prize bought 1917 directed by sam mendez the movie is played out in real time as though it's one continuous 2 are shot is more. 1917 is the story of 2 young british world war one soldiers on an almost impossible life or death mission. because. soldiers show field and blake have to get through enemy lines and void booby traps and hand deliver a very clear message to their comrades they even come into direct contact with the enemy. at the height of world war one the germans have pretended to treat but are really lying in wait for 1600. richest
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soldiers to fall into their trap. colonel mckenzie has not seen these aerials the enemy's new line around here to. deliver this to colonel mckenzie is a direct order to call off tomorrow morning's attack if you don't it will be a massacre. and the golden. is to sam and i the film picked up 2 golden globes including best director. finally i'd like to dedicate this to my grandfather alfred hubert mendez who inspired this film he signed up for the 1st world war he was age 17 and i hope is looking down on us and i hope i fervently hope it never ever happens again when the movie picks up the golden globe for best drama director sam mendes took the opportunity to take a swipe at streaming service netflix i really hope this means that people will turn up and see it on
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a big screen for which it was intended. the world war one drama $970.00 not made by netflix pits cinemas around the globe later this month. in the jewish religion music plays a very important role in the synagogue indeed the council leads people in prayer in religious services and in the past always men no longer and the 1st female to train for the role here in europe was sofia fog of it she'll be my guest in just a moment after this. sophia fell cabbage lives with her family in paris but she's frequently on the move visiting different synagogues to help lead prayers this time she's headed to the country where she grew up to germany. should be paying a special visit to the jewish community in the city of freiburg.
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talk of each new from a young age that she wanted to be a cantor. ruth. who. women are not usually allowed to lead song for prayer in orthodox synagogue such as this one. campers are accepted in more liberal communities but here she's only allowed to lead prayer at a special service for women normally men and women here pray separately with the women in the back. our. unit is the community's official counter. who. could tell me it says the voice of a woman could distract men and prevent them from concentrating on their prayers.
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they'd hear the beauty of the woman's voice and perhaps see her beauty too and they wouldn't see god you for now faucher ventures one of the very few female cantors here in europe something she hopes will change. and so. joins me live in the studio now welcome. the 1st female council trained in europe so how did you go about becoming more actually how did you manage that. well in 1st place i had a strong feeling i could contribute and innovates this music style and. my life has led me to. study through the music i was attracted to this music to the art form can to our arts and. this is how i came into
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this direction into this career path but how did you get someone to teach you well i was trained at a college where it was allowed for the only college in europe where it's possible for women to have a training like this and it opened up it opened its doors for couldn't control training actually when when it was possible when i started studying the 1st time and i could do also a part of the training in jerusalem in israel. possible how do you feel when someone says like we saw in that report a woman singing would distract from prayer. this is often every action they give this i could say if you were beer it distracts me from prayers should i not listen to your voice you know i mean i often get obviously various reactions and some very strong reactions but they come before the prayers and
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before the concerts after we talk about completely different topics. this is a cliché. for many people the jewish music the way you hear. are you think it's nearly always in the meineke is it well it is kind of a cliche and to some extent these very ancient prayers these this music was written at a time where people had time to reflect and there was time for intersection. interest. which modern society that is very fast moving and could benefit from i think. joy and tragic events always went hand in hand and this is very reflective in the music of his lee well let me let me do this let me give you an example. i'm sure you know this so let's try something like.
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oh i'm going into the improvisation right now. who and i'm staying still in the same moment of. oh no. no no. oh so there's very george joyful you from point so it's not but it is often mine if i hear it as abuse issues but it changes a lot it goes from agents of mind it has various specific modes that are very different interest music. now does it differ as well to singing normal classical music i mean it is a different because you do that as well and it's a different style obviously it's a completely different approach and a different style and text is very important the music underlines the text
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ok now most the way it's in classical music the music is more in the foreground stream that's true in the text is more important yeah ok now more of this beautiful distinctive voice can be heard on your latest cd which in english is called the voice of sacred heritage soldier music on that yeah yeah it's just accompanied by the organ wonderful. and it's no soul in the meineke sophia falco which thank you very much for being with especially thank you for singing in the studio today thank you very much. now to our series 100 german must reads the best of german language literature available in english today the swiss novelist or robot who struggle with life not only financially but spiritually as well and this is reflected in his novel on his more from mom and david leavitt's who seems to
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have ideas of his own for a book mom dad i'm running away from home to see the world i know it's crazy i'm only 32 years old but i think i can manage please don't come looking for me and send. fame fortune freedom those are the things young people hope to find when they run away from home at least in most stories but the title character in all about devise a novel. doesn't seem interested in any of those things the 17 year old leaves his wealthy family to attend a school for servants hoping for a life of humility and submission. the undersigned. son of
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honorable parents entered the benny a mental institute as a pupil in order to acquire knowledge of the few things necessary for entering someone service the same has no high hopes of life he wishes to be treated strictly so that he may know what it means to pull himself together. the boy's boarding school is an eerie surreal world where the instructors and the brother sister team try to teach their pupils respect reality and fantasy blends together with the fast pace of the big city the close quarters of the school and a stream of truly bizarre characters is it all that joke swiss author of hobart advisor wrote the book in berlin where he himself trained to become a butler but he wasn't prepared for the mostly negative reactions to his book at the time he returned to switzerland where he later and it up spending the last 17 years of his life in
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a mental hospital. and unforgettably tragic life that produced this unforgettable wonderful book. 'd mall on all the 100 german must reads on our website at d.w. dot com slash culture and many other stories from the world of arts and culture as well that's it for this edition thanks for watching and by. by. the middle.
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friday's future minus 30 celsius in the german kona research station the scientists want to send us. there on the frontline of climate change research and we take a look at their findings. the are disappearing ice. in antarctica. close selfish fish eats monday w. . they require. anger for. the lack of movement. of the west at. first but i am.
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not. cut. out. of the cold when. i will. oh my i was. well we're arming the gavel almost the galil read the book and. what i meant.
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