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this is news coming to you live from berlin no ceasefire for syria russia blocks a thirty day truce at the u.n. security council as the bombardment of eastern ghouta continues in the civilian death toll keeps climbing also on the program as another victim of last week's florida school shooting is laid to rest president trouble piers to give some ground on gun control laws but still insists the teachers are. on the same shelves swung the island paradise slashed its debt in exchange for protecting his
marine environment to get more on this first of its kind deal. also coming up in the next sixty minutes life on eastern ukraine frontline a reporter visits a village called between ukrainian government forces and russian backed separatists after almost four years of conflict we'll ask a top international monitor about the prospects for t. pieces. and out the berlin film festival the story of a kenyan girl with cancer who wants to be a superhero we'll talk with the film's director. hello i'm terry martin thanks for joining us. russia is blocking a u.n. security council resolution that is trying to bring a cease fire to eastern ghouta on the edge of the syrian capital damascus russian.
has put forward a raft of amendments and a boat has been delayed until later today syrian government forces are bombarding eastern ghouta and the un chief antonio good terrorists has called the situation hell on earth human rights monitors say government shelling has killed more than four hundred people there since sunday including many children it's one of the bloodiest episodes of syria's seven year called flicked through the car with their daughter go even for those surrounded by day it is a crushing moment. so both. talks his child one last time. for city as victims there is no dignity in dying. should shoot. for syria's government there is no relenting every minute bombs are drawn to. monitor groups say more than four hundred men women and children have been killed
since sunday homes and hospitals obliterated leaving doctors to handle matters of life and they amid the ruins. we had to conduct one of the sergeant he's under the rubble we couldn't evacuate so we did it under the rubble. because of the cloth coming out. the syrian regime says rebel extremist groups who control eastern are using humans as shields the un security council has been debating a thirty day ceasefire that allow for a deliveries and the evacuation of casualties. these are not terrorists showing up in these makeshift emergency rooms these are civilians they are ordinary people under attack by a barbaric assad regime that is bent on leaving eastern ghouta level to the ground with no regard for the four hundred thousand men women and children who live there . but it was met with resistance time russia blocking the resolution.
but still locks within the beseech concrete canyons. by these young men it comes in the shape of a hole and i slowly but surely they're digging their way to safety. the only escape from a torrent of problems must be an underground one. over some analysis now let's bring in middle east analyst khaled waste he joins us here in the studio good morning thank you so much for being with us khaled the bombing campaign in eastern guta has claimed hundreds of lives this week alone what are syrian forces hoping to achieve with this they're not just only syrian forces the. forces as forces with allied militia from iranian backed militia shiite militia they could win and if you want to what's called sign that order is you have the one side you have so their
forces fighting. this is experion i don't we. with you at all and so they are facing a double from the from the seat in the genome and the the iranian backed militia forces is trying to achieve population transfers i think not dissimilar to what you have seen in europe some time ago and cleansing the sunni population that is opposed to assad and that i've been is that actually in damascus you call it use them with of what it is other than administrative leave it is the mosque is kind of a suburb of damascus eastern ghouta you know the area well you've served as a correspondent yourself in damascus now the syrian regime says there are thousands of opposition fighters in eastern go to some of them affiliated to al qaida and to islamic state what can you tell us about that well there has been. i don't think that as many islamic state if there are those that are but is themselves
a fourth of the state and expelled from eastern with all their might be and probably is it but you have to make a distinction between affiliated with al qaida and syria which is a very seedy and phenomenon and it's different than the nationalists you had just as. these are more local forces with different ideological bends including sometimes a muslim which actually is a minority and will feel that the government obviously perceives them as a fundamental existential threat. and they see the i think one of the saddam let's call it is she the seat of prime minister for example we just saw in the figurehead has no idea what is what forces are doing and has no control of them so it's a regime not the government and this is the say switzerland this is a very complicated conflagration in syria the civil war there are many different factions involved even within the in the regime it's not really clear who's in
charge sometimes people on the ground in eastern due to say that russian planes are involved in the bombings do you think that's the case this is something i'm sure that western intelligence and the u.s. or do you would be in the judgment villages would know exactly the british for example have a big database based in cyprus and they would know exactly who is what would be used them with what he got is russia is equipping aadmi and maintaining the seat in planes and without the russian support you'd have over russian federation you'd have no seat of their force flying i want to talk for a moment about the u.n. security council they've been meeting on this issue they're calling for a thirty day ceasefire in syria russia is blocking it saying it's unrealistic what's standing in the way of an agreement. look at russia might get the good with say yes play for time and again before of so-called cease fire as long as the population transfer as long as these green buses that influence the infamous green buses carry sunni families as sunni fighters assume this of ideas and move them
thousands of kilometers away from their homeland and their homes cut it thank you so much for talking with us this morning a d.-w. news middle east analyst wastes. now let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines this morning haiti has suspended. great britain's operations in the country for two months pending an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct the move follows reports that staff held sex parties with prostitutes during relief efforts for a devastating earthquake in two thousand and ten. nigerian authorities say the schoolgirls who were unaccounted for following a boko haram attack on monday are still missing this comes after early reports suggesting that some of them had been rescued dozens of girls from state run boarding school in. state are thought to have been abducted by the extremists.
campaign a. day or facing charges in the they've already pleaded not guilty to indictments for money laundering and fraud it comes a week after a special counsel charged thirteen russians with meddling in the u.s. presidential election. while staying in the u.s. it has emerged that armed officer assigned to the florida school was seventeen people were killed by a gunman last week waited outside the building during the shooting and did not confront the killer this news comes as president is calling for tighter background checks and for some teachers to be. confident of chris haixun hailed a hero for trying to stop the shooter at the florida school he worked at a u.s. navy veteran he was given full military honors. the shooting has led to a raging debate on gun control the national rifle association the n.r.a.
offered to ending gun violence. stop bad guy with a gun it takes a good guy with a gun at school districts p.t.a. teachers unions local law enforcement mums and dads they all must conduct gather to implement the very best strategy talk harden their schools including of affective trained armed security that was absolutely protect every innocent child in this country. advocates of further gun control are demanding action be taken students protesting outside the white house this week said they were angry that school massacres have become commonplace and little has been done to stop them according to a gun control advocacy group there have been eighteen school shootings since the
beginning of the year. amid the public outcry president trump doesn't doors to a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers he also reiterated his call for some teachers to carry guns your hat in my opinion you want to have these shoes because these people are cowards they're not going to walk into a school if twenty percent of the teachers out there maybe ten percent or maybe forty percent and what i'd recommend doing is the people that do care and we give them a bonus we give them a little bit of a bonus back in florida the family of slain teacher chris hicks and like thousands of others in the u.s. every year is coming to terms with the consequences of gun violence. european leaders are meeting in brussels today in an effort to address some big challenges including the e.u.'s post reg's it finances all the tables
a possible increase in contributions to plug a budget shortfall after britain leaves the bloc next year before that summit the e.u. commission will be hosting high level talks on biting terrorism and stemming migration through africa's hell region the e.u. is looking to boost support for the so-called g five held joint force that's security initiatives set up by more attain ia burkina faso mali and chad those countries have been plagued by jihadist groups and criminal networks. well for more on this let's bring in our brussels correspondent barbara basal she's standing by for us there barbara why is the e.u. focusing so much of its foreign policy attention on africa's hell region. because the e.u. has recognised terry about two years ago that not too far from its own shores there is
a big political black hole and those that it is those five countries that you just showed the problem is that the region is sort of hidden by. governments or bad governance extreme poverty and criminal networks that smuggle anything from people to drugs to weapons and also food to food shortages no jobs no prospects it is just sort of a political disaster zone and european leaders have seen that this is sort of influencing and it's having consequences on their own fate on their own politics it's having consequences for europe and so they decided to act we've seen the this summit in abidjan last november and they are now you merely pushing this agenda they feel and they know that they need to do something also sort of something that we're talking about here barbara what sort of action is the e.u. proposing to take in the song region. we are talking about two parts of something
the one is the joint action force the g five that you already mentioned that's an initiative by those five states because they recognize that there are there are defenseless that they can themselves do anything against terrorists group for instance france is still propping up peace in mali to french soldier soldiers got killed just today's ago the situation is extremely volatile that is just one example so to bolster their own defenses that is one of the gold is going to cost money we're talking about three hundred million to start something that is supposed to mount up to one hundred million a little later on a trip that is supposed to be operational to two thousand and eighteen that's a very ambitious goal because so far it is not able to operate on its own. and also we're talking about development and that's the two pieces that need to be done and the two policy fields that are to be decided on the mention the french or the
french they do have told around four thousand troops in the sawhill region they're taking a leading role in this effort what about germany. germany is there but you know germany germany always has problems with boots on the ground plus we don't have a government so there is nothing moving at the moment there and about a thousand german soldiers are engaged in mali mostly in training and they are supposed to end the german the german army will sort of stay within within that framework will keep doing its friends would like more cooperation would like more help because french soldiers soldiers are really carrying the burden off this peacekeeping mission down there but that is something that will have to be fought out between berlin and paris. or thinks that stay that way as barbara fazel there in brussels. you're watching t w news still to come street battles
being billed by violence more as the latest round of soccer's europa league. business news now from helena as bitcoins roller coaster ride continues she's back down under the ten thousand mark once again terry seems to be a bit of a psychological barrier in bitcoin trading but despite their detractors cryptocurrency is all still around and unlike money in calling form which has been around for at least three thousand years and is issued by banks well computer programmers of course behind crypto currency is now the best known crypto currency aes bitcoin others are available we've got a theory of recall and late call in which the big names currently there are some one and a half thousand digital currencies and at the beginning of february they had a total market value of around three hundred and seventy one billion euro is now because it is still the most popular people who invested in the currency
a year ago get this would now be seeing a return of seven hundred percent on their investment now at times during the assets wild ride on the market they could have seen up to fifteen times that initial investment now you might of heard over the technology that makes it all possible that something called block chain the question is how exactly does it work let's take a look. you can't pay for anything with real physical tokens like these bitcoin is a digital currency and its value is determined just like everything else by supply and demand and unlike with the dollar and the euro there are no central banks able to influence the course of a crypto currency value. bitcoins were first programs ten years ago the developer was known only by a pseudonym said toshi nakamoto to this day the programmer behind the technology has never been identified the idea that everyone who installs that bitcoin software
on their desktop or smartphone becomes part of the bitcoin network the digital ledger that supposedly makes a bit coin both independent and secure is what's known as block chain a block chain is a digital chain managed by many computers in a network which keep track of records and what are called blocks each block contains information about a transaction the block is checked and verified by all the computers distributed throughout the network and contains security codes from previous blocks that practically eliminates the chances of manipulating or counterfeiting the currency. at the moment bitcoin is still on a wild roller coaster ride in the markets but one thing is fairly certain it won't fall victim to inflation the algorithm behind the digital technology won't allow the mining of more than twenty one million bitcoins and they'll all have been created by the year twenty one forty eight. and
a chip on ditching bando from business joins me now to talk more about it to ponder one of the characteristics of cryptic aren't these is that they all free from government control and yet now some government seems to be getting in on the act why what do they have to to gain from this well like a lot of people having putting money in the federal car and these like that coin a lot of the much trying to make money and that's what the venezuelan government in particular is trying to do i mean the cash try. their economy is failing the tralee and that's the reason why the of created a virtual currency that they are hoping other people will invest money in it's tied to the oil wealth and they're hoping that people be putting money in that because of that so they released figures about that earlier this week saying they had raised more than seven hundred billion dollars but that was not very good so we don't really know how the petrol which is the currency that they created pre-sale seemingly doing well but we're still not sure about that we're going to wait and
see when the launch actually happens and some other government says well all fairly wherry of cryptic currencies we've heard from the governor of the bank of england mark carney he said that essentially they have failed why is he said that why they so wary explain that a little bit for us well i mean if you look at where bitcoin was at the end of last year round you know mid december are eighteen thousand you know dollars and some point and today we're talking about it being under ten thousand dollars that is know what a currency does you know if you put your money if you paid in bitcoin in december basically what you were paid in december would be half what it was you know you know and it's really disappointing for investors and that's the reason governments are really wary they see that they need to put you know protect consumers and that's the reason why this is all about protecting people on the streets who've also been turning to bitcoin because they think they can make a quick buck basically it's incredibly volatile
a bit coin remains popular but we're seeing a whole host of other digital currency spring up so what next. thing is going to remain you know all the rage or other currencies going to get in and well it all depends on what governments do if they regulate fertile currencies a lot more that might mean that we might see things turning well negative for those who are into those things of course of the it is a negative thing because of course more attention means that people might be. less interested in of course volatility is good for some people because they could make a quick buck but it's also bad for those who lose it so it all depends on how much regulation we get in the coming months there's a lot of talk about in germany and europe of course i'm also in asia south korea and china in particular and the us as well certainly not for the fainthearted i think it's all about those day trace a chip on the chin banner from the business thank you very much indeed. now the tiny island nation of the seychelles has announced details of
a pioneering marina conservation plan as boston agreement with its creditors for the first time they say shells has named the water surrounding the islands as protected war to safeguarding the tourism and fishing industries and receiving debt relief in return. for many this indian ocean island is what paradise looks like the remote atal is home to the world's largest population of giant tortoises and is the spawning ground for a number of rare species. the seychelles government has now signed a bill restricting nearly all human activity in the waters around i'll die opera it's the result of a unique deal with its predecessors debt relief in exchange for protecting biodiversity. in a nutshell. the seychelles managed to. convert parts of its debt through that swap loan agreement facilitated by the nature
conservancy and this debt restructuring. and mabel for a certain. amount to be repaid into a trust fund for to fund conservation related projects and activities the ambitious plan places thirty percent of the country's territorial waters under protection putting it way ahead of the global marine protected area target of ten percent by two thousand and twenty took four years to put this together but what happened was is over that time period the seychelles was a poster child of what you do to come out of a debt crisis they were running positive budget surpluses they successfully floated the currency that was deduced their debt to g.d.p. ratio in the late two thousand is the seychelles was one of the world's most indebted countries according to the world bank sovereign debt peaked at nearly one
billion us dollars today the finance ministry says it stands at less than half of. many fishermen except that the long term effects of the marine special plan will benefit the economy and their industry yet some fear the short term impact will be crippling to their livelihoods. well severe weather is threatening to add to the plight of thousands of ranger refugees terry that's right helen the united nations is calling for virgin efforts to help more than seven hundred thousand one hundred children in bangladesh and myanmar in a new report the un's children's agency says a generation of revenge and children may be condemned to a perpetual life in limbo in cities the approaching cyclons season and ongoing violence in myanmar as major threats to their safety. a new humanitarian crisis looms in the row him to refugee camps of south and bangladesh unicef officials say floods caused by the upcoming cycling season beginning in march are
likely to engulf the overcrowded and insanitary camps and that raises the likelihood of water borne disease outbreaks and the closure of clinics and learning centers for children. and this really is the. biggest town of. really situation to. face. families continue to flee ongoing violence in myanmar's rakhine state the number of rohit to refugee children in neighboring bangladesh has swelled to more than half a million and many new refugees are arriving every week. and i think if we're looking for for an indicator of the situation on the ground there is the fact that people are still continuing to come and to ration something
like one thousand or more week crossing into bangladesh so i think that that number in itself speaks to the the situation on the ground the anxiety the fear to continue to threaten to violence hold some of those people those communities unicef is calling on myanmar to recognize the right hinge of people's basic rights such as freedom of movement and access to health care education and livelihoods so refugees to return to their former homes in the country. says more of the latest round of the europa league in spain of policemen suffered a heart attack and died after a street battles between fans of let it go let it be the visiting spartak moscow the fighting spread to the streets near the stadium and police. struggled to restore order there were five arrests and u.a. for strongly condemned the clashes which local authorities are blaming on russian hooligans. elsewhere in the europa league dortmund have made it through to the
round of sixteen after a one all draw with a tally inside on thursday looks set to win the time after rafael to moist scored in the eleventh minute for the hosts they held on to that lead for over an hour but then it was captain marcel schmetz reacted to a loose ball and netted the equaliser his first goal of the season giving dortmund a four three aggregate. three rb leipsic also survived a big scare to advance to the next round of the roper league lives they went into the match against now only with a three one lead from the first leg but if it's in the inskeep put napoli ahead in the first half or end so is insignia then put napoli two nil up in the closing stages to level the scores at three all on aggregate but life goes through on the away goals. now the olympic athletes from russia have won their
first gold medal of the winter games in south korea figure skater. claimed the team's maiden title in china just fifteen years old so i could tell that as the second youngest gold medalist in the events history fellow russian medvedev took silver. you're watching to w. news folks back in a minute. to call smart. take football or simply live your lives. he's gone from backyard play one game in two world champions the amazing career of zamboanga i tend. to say anything he hasn't accomplished yet. but tang tells old. wrestlers. in sixty minutes douglas. we make up oh but we watch as
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it's all about the still lives in sucks it's all about george chance to discover the world from different perspectives. join us into speired by distinctive instagram hours at g.w. stories. topic each week to greg. welcome back to news i'm terry martin our top story russia has blocked the u.n. security council resolution ordering an immediate thirty day cease fire across syria civilian death toll continues to rise as government forces bombard the rebel held suburbs of. near damascus. now the conflict in eastern ukraine has been raging for almost four years the u.n. says the fighting between pro russia separatists and the ukrainian military has killed more than ten thousand people the separatists control
a large area close to the russian border surrounding the city is blue hands and donetsk though there is a peace deal in place the minsk agreement there a cease fire violations on a daily basis and just a moment i'll be talking to alexander hold one of the top security monitors for ukraine but first this report from the embattled region. this is. a village in the shadow of the front line that divides ukrainian government forces from russian backed separatists. only those two old too poor to remain. shelling and sniper fire are a fact of daily life in spite of the peace deal. a pensioner who's chosen to stay in her own home alone and in spite of frequent shelling she shows us where a shell ripped through the roof of her home another time the artillery fire just
missed. breaking year one that really sounds landed in my front garden just under my window. they destroyed my shed my windows out and on the other side of the street there were eleven craters they were as big as i am. even buying essential is now a struggle roads are barely possible and public transport has ground to a halt. many here including and now depend on outside help to get by. the nearest supermarket used to be in the nearby city of horlivka just a few kilometers down the road a journey that once took a matter of minutes now involves hours of queuing and questioning what was once just a checkpoint has become a defacto border crossing the deal was supposed to help communities on both sides of the front line grow together again instead the division looks more enduring never. where the politicians a failed hopes now rest on a u.n.
peacekeeping mission at least to enforce the ceasefire but what do ordinary ukrainians make of it all we ask people on the streets of the capital kiev a minute or two the peacekeepers will just freeze the situation as it is now it's a step forward but it's not going to resolve the overall problem. which is a hard problem and it wasn't maybe peacekeepers won't help resolve the problem but they might get things going. with us opposed to the us i think peacekeepers will put an end to actively fighting but after that it's back to the politicians to do their job throughout the city political. somewhere between hope and resignation that's the mood here on the streets of kiev some seven hundred kilometers from the front line hope on the one hand that u.n. boots on the ground will be able to enforce the cease fire putting an end to civilian casualties resignation on the other about the chances of kiev and moscow reaching agreement on where and what un peacekeepers will actually be able to do.
connelly reporting there well with me in the studio now is alexander. principal deputy chief monitor of the me the organization for security and cooperation in europe that's as has the special monitoring mission in ukraine thank you so much for being with us this morning first of all. weeks have brought a dip in the number of cease fire violations in eastern ukraine they are down considerably from when we last talked a couple months ago do you see a sustainable trend there a real deescalation are more interest still richest or a ceasefire violations in the free if not four digit numbers on single days it is through the looking back into two thousand and seventeen where we have been richest in all the four hundred and one thousand ceasefire at the year that's more than a thousand a day we are now on an average number of approximately seven hundred cs final
violations as they still start getting high and the forty thousand plus violations we have seen today do not suggest that these come anything near by a stable situation give us an idea of what it's like for your monitors who are there on the ground in eastern ukraine in what is effectively a war zone and we have at the moment some seven hundred forty more interest in ukraine most of them at the contact line on both sides of the line of a day life and work they go on daily patrols in their vehicles close to the conflict line to those hotspots where day richest are not only the while ations that have been committed but also the lives on the situation of the civilians that continue to suffer the unfortunate there are approximately four hundred eighty civilian casualties last year this year alone almost twenty all right the richest of bio money tours in the areas where they conned three each these areas they use technologies such as on man the aerial vehicles all cameras to observe the
situation they observe on the ground not just like to remind our viewers that if you want to see what's happening there you can find all of those reports every day online at the o.s.c. a web site now the minsk agreement stipulated a cease fire for this area in eastern ukraine but there are as you say hundreds if not more than a thousand violations every day is minsk dead. i don't think so it is though difficult to prove the absence of violence but certainly the agreements have resulted in some weapons been withdrawn some demining has taken place the ceasefire violations when they spiked high there are platforms now established through disagreements where the management of the conflict will become possible we have seen last year four times recommitment still to cease fire four times the numbers have plummeted down to two digit numbers
a clear evidence that the sites can stop if they wanted i think it is more a question of will rather than whether or not minsk house to live in but in trying to give more will to create more motivation german foreign ministers a goblin he said that even if minsk is not fully implemented one should begin to think about easing the sanctions on russia in order to provide them some incentive do you agree well i would argue that the plight of the civilians should be the point of orientation for decides for the signatories of the agreement civilians still suffer most at the conflict line their lives are interrupted they called go to work telephone communication for instance at the moment is interrupted the areas beyond government control people calmed colder families on the other side but people are resilient they don't give up i've just spent the week at the contact line people tell us it's not day of war they also cross the line very frequently there is hope among people they are not giving up but the science will have it in
their hands to stop the violence should take their concerns first now the conflict in eastern ukraine is getting rather little media attention at the moment even though people are dying there on a regular basis in this is a conflict with huge implications on europe's doorstep why so little media attention that the conflict is not in its fourth winter the reports that we delivered on a regular basis publicly so have big. the standart while we don't accept is us normal it has become normal with all of that the violence that we had to choose to have to contact line has exceeding all the predictions that were there in the beginning we should not accept the situation as long will and the reports that we deliver should see follow up and changes in attitude by the signatories of the agreements briefly if you can there's been talk about bringing it in a un peace mission do you think that would help i think the discussion on how to solve the conflict is helpful i think of the renewed debate on the recognition that
the solution for the conflict is needed we'll help the people in eastern ukraine will help those one and a half million internally displaced people and will help those forty two thousand you crying it's to cross the conflict line every day ultimately however it is to sidestep need to be for all their weapons it's the sides that need to disengage greatest on to close and it will be the science that needs to the mine where it goes violence plays the risk for civilians on either side of the line and is going to thank you so much for talking with us this morning alexander deputy chief monitor of the o. s. c. e. special monitoring mission in ukraine few. tensions are running high in the democratic republic of congo where protesters are demanding the resignation of president joseph kabila his last term officially ended in two thousand and sixteen and pressure elections were announced but never held the resistance against has brought together
a broad alliance of opposition parties and civil rights groups an important mediator between these opponents is the country's powerful catholic church. wanted to see changes in his country the democratic republic of congo he took part in a demonstration and was shot dead by police the people of his community remember him and the others who died that day in a church service. it's early morning in the capital kinshasa this is where hussein's parents live freddy and gandu and his wife just tell are still having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that their eldest son is dead. there's no respect for the law in this country if they were respect them they wouldn't have been able to kill my child like that. he was innocent. but it is there's no democracy here. it's a dictatorship that you. just into too. many congolese
would agree for months now there have been protest marches in kinshasa supported by the catholic church there directed against president joseph kabila who's determined to hang on to power elections have been repeatedly postponed and security forces often respond with force on the day of the service to there's a police presence. the house of worship is full many congolese have set their hopes on the role that the church can play to bring about change. i find it's very good that they're holding this church service agent arranged things here very nicely i'm happy about that but my heart is crying out. there big hope is cardinal month single the archbishop of kinshasa the catholic church tried for a long time to mediate between the government and the opposition but their efforts failed and the sermons of the cardinal and his priests are becoming more and more
political. order to people won't tolerate any more lies violence and half measures in the b. i about half the country is catholic and the catholic church is message is very popular during the service dramatic pictures of the protests are projected on the wall a member of the community speaks in the name of one of the victims the father of the girl who was shot was on duty as a police officer when she died. now has to be protected by. more and more priests are being attacked or tortured catholics have already announced their next protest and many are expected to take to the streets hussein parents will also take part they say they owe that much to this so that his death was not in vain. yesterday marked the seventy
fifth anniversary of the nazi regime execution of hans and sophie schol the siblings were members of the white road one of the few resistance groups in the third reich they and four other members of the group paid with their lives for standing up to the brutal regime a reporter went to munich. lived and fought for freedom. today looks like a fairly typical campus with students hurrying to libraries and lectures but look a little closer and you see that this is one of those places where germany's twentieth century history resonates and gives us a glimpse of a different path it might have taken. for a few months in one thousand nine hundred two in one nine hundred forty three students of this university were the core of the white rose one of the very few resistance groups inside nazi germany which managed to organize and actually do
something against the regime its best known members the hands shaw and his sisters of both students in their early twenty's they were intellectuals interested in philosophy and religion but as they learned more about the nazis crimes they decided it was time to act they type defiant appeals to their fellow germans printed them on a secret press and distributed them around the country in these leaflets the shoals and the other white rose activists called on germans to recognize their moral duty and overthrow the system by passive resistance and then by sabotage spreading ideas like those at the height of the second world war was a very dangerous and courageous thing to do. on the eighteenth of february nine hundred forty three hansen's of the came here to the main university building armed with copies of their latest flyer. what happened next was one of the tensest scenes in the movie the final days which made the white rose better known internationally
. filmed partly of the original locations it showed how determined the shells were to wake others up to the evil of the nazis. they left piles of leaflets in the hallways knowing they would be found when students came out of their elections. in germany almost every young person has heard this story. today are probably different circumstances but if something like this would happen again people would stand up against such a reason regime or what. if i were in that situation i don't know i think it's. what they did and. they should be a role model but. if i'm honest. i don't think i would have. i would
be scared to get in trouble. hansen's of fi shown did get into trouble they were arrested by hitler's secret police the gestapo and along with another student helped write the pamphlets given a show trial before the infamous people's court on the twenty second of february they were executed. more than six hundred streets and squares all over germany and named for the show and other members of the white rose reminders there's only a few people who are willing to risk their lives for freedom. seventy five years on the sacrifice of these young people still seems extraordinary and has the power to inspire is the white rose wrote if we don't have the courage to demand what is right we will deserve to be scattered like dust in the wind.
and young reporting there now let's check in on the berlin film festival which is entering its final weekend the festival this year features a coproduction. co-sponsored by. the film was filmed in kenya and tells the story of a nine year old girl who is terminally ill with cancer she spends her last days in her home village and dreams of being a superhero. and the villagers do everything they can to fulfill her final wish feature film debut director. tells an inspirational story about the power of imagination and a community that pulls together. when on it joins us now from nairobi good to see you welcome to the show can congratulations it must be very exciting to have your picture premiered at the berlin film festival. thank you so much. for having me
it was really really exciting to have a few implemented by the not only one of them was. the one so i feel haven't really gotten the craft of the situation yet i think it will hit me a few months later. we have a clip from a film that we'd like to show our viewers let's take a look. at it because i understood one thing that people. you know just don't. get a look at them but you would not have that moment of the moment it's not that i was offended.
superhero with a big voice punch mode in the film there we're talking with the director how did you come up with the idea for this. oh well the idea is based on my life growing up used to grow up in kibera where used to watch movies and from then on i was addicted to movies so i really based the life on the story and a few things in my life i based it on my family i based it on my love for movies and also on my love for comics i love love comics and also i based it on an a series of images that i had in my head that haunted me for like a year which was a valid boy who stopped a car with these bars in the middle of the road and then i realized that he was standing on top of a destroyer crossing
a zebra crossing and that image really haunted me for a year and i decided to just tackle it and really give you the meat well the leading role in your film perilous played a terminally ill girl understand five hundred people wanted to audition for her role what makes the role so attractive. i guess because of the kind of project it is the film is part of the one foundation project which is a project that is beauty never be that spawns upcoming filmmakers and it has developed a number of amazing films one of them being never be half-life and kathy cutty. sue everyone the moment they had that this project was on again everyone flooded and we got five hundred kids auditioning for this one but all into one tough theme to choose between all those talented kids are they your first movie supermoto as it's called is competing in the belly now that in the category generation kate plus
that's focusing on youth and children is is getting a lot of attention your film. yes yes it's a pre-made premed on sunday and we've been getting calls from all over the world we've gotten a lot of bad guys in connecticut about it because mainly it came in at the most opportune time we've blocked by infecting the cinema so it was good to have a comparison between black panther and having our own little special superhero film making waves abroad through the views of very very positive and we're hoping for the best and just briefly what are you planning next. so i've been working on the script for about a for futurism for a while and it's been a topic that has been bothering me for a while and i really really want to develop it so what next would be to make more films and. get out there get funding and just make make movies never
stop keep on making movies like her and what the director of super motor which is premiered at the berlin film festival thanks for talking with us few folks so much for having me the golden bears and silver bears will be awarded this weekend thursday night saw a world premiere screening of the mexican movie museo it's inspired by the most famous heist in the country's recent history the film is one of nineteen in the running for the gold in their. what's the best way to impress the room full of film critics. thank you have mexican acting i can see the band now gatecrasher press conference that's how he cut short rehearsals for his new play to make an unexpected appearance to the head of the premier of his new film museum even the ballon i was directed couldn't help but the star struck. me in.
the film's as compelling as the real crime it's based on it tells the story of two men's daring heist on a museum and the chaotic quest offense that priceless. the original work back in the eighty's left mexico stunned not least because it was carried out by a young amateur veterinary students the mystery about their motivation grips mexican's to this day for those old enough to remember that it is we're not old the first time i heard about the robbery was to. get these guys stole the museum of anthropology one thirty five during christmas doing precisely what in museum guy i guess you have been now and code to live in a gripping and highly watchable thriller even if it is generous with the truth all the people that we interviewed close friends and relatives of them they all told contradictory stories so we decided that to embrace those contradictions and say well. it's a myth in its own right so let's create our own me.