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tv   Arts and Culture  Deutsche Welle  June 12, 2021 9:15am-9:31am CEST

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evan leaders have drafted an action plan to ensure the world is better prepared for future pandemic on day 2 of the summit, they're expected to also discuss their approach to the rising influence of china and russia, as well as ways to tackle climate change. you watching the news live from berlin, please to stay with us. arts and culture is next ah, the taste and above all, how it feels jewish life in europe. that's what film producer and journalists east, monterey are exploring. delving into history and the present. i would never thought they could be live, so i could remind myself because i grew up in
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a completely different way. fraud, early jewish in europe. the 2 part documentary starts july 5th on dw. ah, the, the, the berlin international film festival is more than just red carpets star power and glamour. it's also one of the world's most political film festival. and one of the very topical films in this year is line up is the documentary courage about last year is crushed protests against fraudulent elections in bel roofs ahead of the screening, bela russian opposition leader spent on a ticket knob sky. i was in berlin, speaking out against her countries, authoritarian liter alex under luca shanker,
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she told reporters that lucas shank political prisoners were no longer living, but merely existing. she also called for more international support for bella, rush and civil society and a free media. now take enough, skype and other opposition figures are supporting the release of the documentary courage. and the film director alex, a pollyanna fall is the fate of 3 actors who joined last year's protests ah, scenes of peaceful protests in bella. ruth, last summer caught in the documentary courage. today, they look like images from another era. it's so painful for us to see our, our, our cpr. so beautiful is just how to tell the people of the streets with our wives around white, the flex. and to understand that we lose submitted to to mean in over 2020. the film follows 3 actors turn protestors, dennis paval, and marianna. last summer,
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they were full of hope for change. now all 3 live in exile. me. they decided to leave battles because it was not possible to walk and to live in this air fear feeling. and they decided to moved to key if and right now, all of them are in exciting career after their participation in band demonstrations against belushi and president, alexander luther shinkel. both possible and dennis were arrested and detained for 15 days at a prison in minsk. the person plays a central role encourage here is where families gather to find out the fate of their love once arrested or disappeared by the regime. as soon as they were released, dennis and puzzle left the country. marianna was the last to go. but she too saw the riding on the wall after a case of rain, air,
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slight roman percentage decided to take flight from him to kia and she escaped with her husband and her son, young son to keep ah ah, before the recent crack down, the actors were banned from performing after staging plays critical of dictatorship, making art inside bell. ruth seems impossible at the moment, but beyond believes his country needs its artist. now, more than ever, his speaking not only about the theatre artist, but also about about painter, about a writer. filmmaker, it's to it's a to try to help people to or can their fear overcame their trauma, really depression trauma and to say,
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please not lose hope despite notes of resignation and despair. hope shines through. encouraged and a key seen. a young police officer fix a flower into his riot shield as a sign of solid charity, with the protestors who cheer him as to hear the film shows convincingly that the vast majority and bella bruce reject, alexander lucas shank. and that despite the violence and repression, there is real momentum for change. and when he hope that was curious to see him will show me the whole truth of this pitiful fighter from burleson society. again this
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those sources monster and will cry aloud about this topic. and i'm really sure this will changed as a political situation. ah, censorship is also growing stronger in hong kong. the government, they're announced new measures banning any films. it considers subversive. earlier this year, hong kong authorities stopped a sold out premier of a protest documentary and pulled the opening film from hong kong international film festival. it was also the 1st time over 50 years that hong kong television didn't broadcast the academy award. a film about the islands protests was one of the nominated well after sexual harassment allegations put his career on
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hold opera legend, placido domingo is making a controversial come back in his home country, spain. ah, this domingo accepted an award at madrid's royal theater after singing the night before standing ovation. conservative politicians have welcomed domingo back to spain while leading feminists say it sends the wrong signal. domingo resigned as the head of the l. a opera amid accusations of misconduct toward female performers, the 80 year old has denied any abusive power. domingo isn't the only one accused of abusing power here in germany. some of the countries renowned theaters are also in the spotlights for alleged incidents of racism, sexism and megalomania. stories abound a theater director is miss treating actors. and since the pandemic had more and
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more actors have been speaking out, the germany's theatres were closed for months. but while stages were empty, behind the scenes, the debates been raging about sexism, racism, and abuse of power. what's gone wrong, a german theaters, ah, a lot of the similar question might be, what's gone? well, because essentially everything's gone wrong out there would hinder eaters going to change and i would be presumptuous if i said i knew what it will look like in the end was to be some schools also. i am it. that is an actress in berlin. she says she's never experienced as much racism and sexism as she did in the theatre. detached to them from the 75 percent of theaters are run by old white men . i have no problem with white men. of course, not that it raises the question, how are women being portrayed in the theater? how are certain roles being played?
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which women get cast and hadn't to twit. maxine gorky theater in berlin from a take him, a debt has often performed a future known for highlighting the role of migrants in german society. but it's director sherman lang half has been accused of angry outbursts and nepotism. some say the theaters dominated by a culture of fear. tanya, best men, women aren't better people than men. this is about a systemic problem that it's not about peoples, gender or skin color or family background in the whole family has been hinted to her. i. the gorky theatre seen us giving a voice to the oppressed as a space for social criticism, calls a growing for it to live up to its reputation. me escaped, loiter isn't. there are people who have to capabilities the skills and the political know how to take over and lead certain theaters from to,
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to apathy by name on to life. on the other side of the country just off shall be house theatre has been at the center of a debate about racism for months. critics of the theaters, leadership, color toxic and racist. the allegations were brought forward by a member of the company con young says a director targeted him with racist jokes the theaters. nothing until he took the story public before for one thing to see when the incident led to us getting outside help. who and thus via that's thus we wanted an outside perspective on what happened for an awesome and cooking to compile and document and make the events transparent. just nameless and going to mon, keon gore and transport them to my home. born an agency from berlin has been called in to help this we chose once to transfer the theater with the help of workshops
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and the code of conduct me miss nice talk was i and, and noticed what, what structure do we need in place in order to successfully portray interesting societal changes to come through to be in the us and to speak to an audience that's increasingly diverse. that's the, that's the reason it seems like theaters are having a big racism problem. now that this is the 1st time people are working there, who could even experience racism, massachusetts and there's a few states in berlin, features theater, from a black feminist perspective. one of the creators simone did it, or she considers anti racism workshops, a sign of helplessness. she just a real goal. it's better working conditions. ah. in the day it's what people really shifting their thinking. you can introduce anti
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racism policies. but in the enter so many different ways to beat someone down. what if it's something not racially motivated, abusive behavior. she says, has long been mistaken for genius stage direction. room to is what i really wish. what happened the next time, some big shot director starts yelling and throwing the script around is for all the actors in the room to just look at him with astonishment and start giggling and go take their lunch, break, holmes. and if a kid and cook and from the kitchen on done the slow but us been against out of operate, only think we have to reach a clear agreement. yes, there is. are freedom. but freedom shouldn't mean infringing on somebody else's dignity pallets and actors have to learn that there aren't empty shells to be filled with them. directors, ideas, lands on the 3rd, people who have to voice their needs in order to do their work well. so they're just dimensions and the dismissal all question, listening to other matters to ah,
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germany theaters have a lot of work ahead of them. the big discussion has only just gotten, ah, news from the art world. now before we go, if you look here closely, you might just make out a face wearing a medical mask. well, this handful of pixels sold for more than $11000000.00 at sotheby's auction of digital art. the buyer will receive the face not as a physical artwork, but as a heavily encrypted and f t, a non fungible token the work titled crypto punk $75.00 to $3.00. it was part of a series of $10000.00 spaces generated by canadian software developers. and in case you ever wondered how the rolling stones waved before they were famous, here is the answer. an exhibition in france. reconstruct the london apartment,
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the ban shared in the early 1900 sixty's. apparently, even the beatles thought it was disgusting when they came to visit, which was called unzip. it also features the stones costumes instruments and all kinds of memorabilia. that's it for this edition of arts and culture. i'm a great weekend. the green cleaner fryeburg. ah, this can happen if you want to wait gland fryeburg, a city that likes to be a leader in college and sustainability in germany. flores the funny field trip use
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