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speaking the truth global news that matters. they. can buy. or can it. german online dating websites turn over two hundred fourteen million euros a year. thirty percent of germans now find their partner on. the dating business our special focus on made in germany starting october twenty fourth on d w. hello and welcome to arts twenty one coming up on the show. germany's most ambitious t.v. series ever babylon berlin. and
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a focus on new art and music from south africa. but first we need so what can it the reporter writes about islamist terrorism and the most dangerous men in the world now she's published her memoirs. mckenna to expose the roots of the jihad the german journalist is interested in the other side of the conflict but has the world in its grip in her memoir she writes of watching found. a hobbit is a beginning and was moved by this is to look for these encounters because i think the only way we can try to understand these people is if we talk to them and put forward our arguments if you read the book you will see that i spoke with the i asked commander in the car. and i discussed a few of the discussion continued to the point when he put his hand in his right trouser pocket and i knew he was carrying a gun. and i knew i had to tone down my critical questions.
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but i did try to argue with these people and try to understand how they became who they are sufficient. the daughter of his moroccan immigrants grow up between two cultures when the western world was attacked on september the eleventh two thousand and one supposedly in the name of religion and it felt a responsibility as both a muslim and a journalist. to fall on this fire of a minus but i met the widow of a firefighter who was killed in the september eleventh attacks and his widow said to us journalists i think the media and the politicians are also to blame for what happened on nine eleven. when we asked her why she said because nobody has explained why there are people who hate us so much and why they hate us. involve.
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young men become radicals mckennitt wants to comprehend to hear van arguments in one on one dialogue she speaks fluent arabic and she is honest two things that work to her advantage. for interviews. before i start an interview with jihadi leaders of jihad groups or foot soldiers or recruiters i always explain that i'm a journalist everyone knows i work for the washington post i make no secret of that and we don't do undercover stories i tell them i will listen to your side of things i want to ask you critical questions because perhaps i heard things about you from other people but i will publish the answers you give me fairly in my article. you. repeatedly hears of the conflict between sunnis and shiites she meets people with moral concepts and lifestyles that a different to ours but does that make them on acceptable. seems possible and can
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its networks bring to the of the so-called. calm of course they made certain demands he must leave your mobile phone at the hotel and that mustn't carry any id or electronic devices no bags just a pencil a notebook. that's the decision i had to make he. was my thought about it carefully and then i went to this meeting this meeting but i did leave an envelope with phone numbers and other instructions with my colleague who was waiting back at the hotel. just in case i didn't return that evening and then after. she did return but the threats remain her constant companions and not just from my ass in two thousand and eleven she was thrown in jail by the egyptian intelligence service. of what it is. that i moved
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in because they threatened me with all kinds of things tied me up blindfolded me and led me into a room where a woman was screaming would be mine to follow you and i thought now maybe they are going to rape me just with others and this was a point where as a journalist a woman and a human being you reach your limits and wish them to get you have to find a way to overcome them into order to overcome the fear. and then decide to continue to enjoy it at so it's a. turmoil the questionable game of world powers and an ideology that plays on fear. and it takes a close look at the conflict situation. this may have a. problem artists but this would be very problematic if we saw it from the perspective that this conflict is linked to islam and people hate the west because they are muslims. exactly what these people want they want us as
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a society to see it as a problem between religions a religious conflict a religious was more is happening. or should not do than that favor in the five or twenty years to. a memoir titled i was told to come alone will soon be published in arabic. in the arab world to. babylon berlin is germany's most ambitious and expensive t.v. series ever. started as a crime novel written by this man. he's fascinated by germany in the roaring twenty's a time of upheaval. to be honest i became fascinated with his ear as soon as i was old enough to read how germany's first democracy blossomed
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but so quickly faded with the start of the. man for the entire. it's a period of great tragedy. it's a tragedy that fascinates him so much so that he quit his job and began writing the resulting six crime novels about the one nine hundred twenty s. and thirty's and berlin. now the first of those novels has been adapted into a sixteen episode t.v. series and what a series it is. babylon berlin with a budget of forty million euros this berlin is a metropolis that's home to poverty drug abuse and crime a volcano waiting to erupt fascinating and modern the series paints an authentic and gripping portrait of the german capital in that era.
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cup and there was an incredible explosion of creativity art and culture it was so much going on especially in berlin. tundras have thousands of immigrants mainly from eastern europe arrived and were made to feel welcome in a city where millions of people filled the streets. and it's a crime writer who does amazing research and comes up with an incredibly vivid portrait of the era. where the beauty of it is never good. police and communists battle it out on the streets of berlin both the novel and the series are accurate down to the smallest detail. as precise as a history book and as exciting as a thriller straight out of hollywood. doesn't deal with a t.v. series and a novel or two very different while it's. three screen writers and directors as
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much leeway as possible i said we need to tell the same story with the same spirit how we see this here and transport the same message but otherwise tell it. if you feel you have to get this list of void. the main character of the series is detective gaily on heart a heroin addict left deeply scarred by world war one he's a typical figure of the period he has to hide his suffering while working for the homicide department in a world with perverted morals. entry in the novels as long as we know the last. day and as i guess someone saw a russian found in a berlin canal. great trial must've shined on the theory that i get called into the city when it's not going fast charley is the love of his life. the main characters have more problems in the series than in my books he was in the
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first world war and is traumatized and challenger comes from an even humbler background but he's basically the type of woman who tries to use the new freedom of the republic to go and why. this was your big. deal last though. it was. the last real life of that era as well captured. yes there. were mostly for pacific. charlie is a prostitute by night a typist by day. that it was a time of change especially for women who demanded their fair share in the society shaped by the via republic. her off. it is a prototype you know it's a myth just at us i think this is why as
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a woman you can identify with this era the women have a real mobilizing force it's a period of change women can drive cars and so on but it's still in the early stages it does about alice in an unfair. this series has just celebrated its german premiere in berlin and had its international premiere in los angeles it's been sold to over sixty countries and further seasons are in the pipeline and. he still writing three more daily on hot novels are still to come taking us into the darkest hours of nazi germany. so it's more difficult than i imagined i'd like to finish at a time when we know where the journey is headed how dark it's become in germany for me what's nine hundred thirty eight on the november pogroms. of the t.v. series and the novels provide excellent entertainment and simultaneously ask how fragile is democracy and how can we protect it.
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now more cultural highlights picked up on our radar. our grows more abstract the more terrifying the world becomes that's a quote bipolar clay from one nine hundred fifteen during the horrors of world war one now. an exhibition in basel switzerland shows just how much the abstract influenced his work many works are on show for the first time on loan from private collectors and carefully restored for the exhibition. clay dismantled reality to make one of his own. in his works letters a random making them impossible to read what remains is the form all you see is
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lines but for me it is the entire world clay allegedly said shortly before his death. that stripped down style made poet clay a trailblazer of modality. a lively take on addressing pain. young violinist has collected funeral songs from the balkans heart rending yodeling from the alps and the indian ragas sounds of mourning from around the world the final farewell sounds different in every culture. though had to travel lessons and write down notation because many of the songs are passed on from one generation to the next solely through playing them now though
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has won a family man the son advancement award for his work. it's a musical homage to in comprehensible los. a museum without windows light streams in just the same the fa├žade changes according to the light and color of the sky the house by picked up some top twenty years ago now to mark the jubilee the museum a staging at some toy retrospect. how did this was original become one of the world's top architects. what inspires and motivates him in a kind of course of the senses. how can you deliberately experience a space by filling it with melodies from a music box for example. or by creating an
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oasis of purposelessness found objects fragile branches grounded but we just like sometimes architecture it's at home in this space rooted in uncompromising. the opening of the cape town was a major r. to vent in africa the museum showcases contemporary african art reflecting what's happening right now. this museum fills a void it's the first museum for contemporary african art in africa it's a milestone for african artists but it is not without its critics. and his team are on europeans bringing to africa. a return to colonial times this is about the. expression of
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a whole continent. communicating and speaking in this. anybody could have living in a global world and we got to get over. this used to be a storage site for grain. provides ample space. hundred exhibition rooms for sculptures photos paintings and installations. finally on display in africa. it's very important that we have a museum like this of scale so that we have enough voices that could be heard that we could have multiple exhibitions running at the same time from many different countries across africa with the dyes for them so that we can demonstrate the richness this richness has not gone unnoticed by the international same.
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as commanding top prizes at international auctions has dragon like installation now hovers in the atrium of the site's museum of contemporary art africa. but there is also room for new discoveries divider is an installation by longest into rope and beer bottles everyday objects that can also do harm. in woodstock cape town's ops district the water of the world gallery here is displaying her work force memorial one a critical look at the monuments of the colonial rulers. legace was art is decidedly political fighting against established structures from the dark days of colonialism and apartheid. i want to shift things i want to take away the comfortability. that that exists currently right now in the
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city. comfortability in terms of black white privilege and things like that that's what i will just destroy. what is currently exhibiting in london and is tangible she's noticed that the international world has set its sights on africa. that's great but like also just like it just the whole notion of african like kind of also like bothers me because you know why did you have this issue. place as artists in why can we not just be seen as artists they don't go to someone like others so there's quite a lot of work that needs to be done. for people to actually take it seriously and start engaging and looking at us differently instead of like criticizing african artists. a few kilometers away revisit our time to qarase studio
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traditional materials and techniques like beads and braiding dominate his latest work. he's currently exhibiting in amsterdam and last year he showed in basel and miami. he explains why there is such high demand when you start coming across something that you haven't seen before and you can go to explain it but it's important in the motion that was. question is. to open your eyes and change your perspective this is what you want. is it enough to just be different as we're going out there and pretending that we can make stuff just because it looks different but actually this that it is self is quite high it's almost like the olympics of. the country and show what we can really do and we come back with a lot of gold by the way. back to cape town's waterfront guild gallery is closed to the tight. kevin mcgowan and her husband julian has been displaying african art and
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design here since two thousand and eight. they say interest is growing. globally we're looking to connect with something that's more human and more real. and with narrative and meaning and i think that's what we offer as a country and our creative platform as we we are very very real and very visceral and very connected to human emotion and i think that's what people are looking for whatever art lovers and collectors are looking for the marker is poised to direct their interest to. made in africa. now to jazz from south africa musicians such as miriam a cable and m. do the ebro him have had global careers now a new generation is letting its voices be heard. and.
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the marketing me is one of south africa's leading jazz musicians he sings for a nation still torn apart some twenty five years after the end of apartheid. this song is a part a call tool our ancestors to try to healing edge and healing to these candidates and set up. the fight for equal opportunities part of and so marketing his biography born in one thousand nine hundred two he experienced south africa's transition to a post apartheid rainbow nation. the pianist is a sangoma or natural healer he wants to use his music to help his home and overcome the trauma of racial segregation. my. sort of lessons in where. they were in ceremonies you know my first
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lessons of how money they were in chess news e.q. know everything you know and also what it's said to me was this music was introduced in a spiritual mode so this is something i love to hold to myself. and do to marketing me belongs to a new generation of musicians in his homeland. jazz has always been political in south africa and was often viewed with skepticism by those in power today the white minority is no longer in charge but problems remain the country's written with widespread corruption and in danger of collapse but can music really help. with the. nothing has changed much for south africa's
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poor oppression exploitation and a lack of opportunities remain the underdogs often fight each other on the streets instead of resisting their oppressors. there have been student demonstrations with the slogan fees misfolded for years the protesters are calling for free education and a total de colonialization it is now the largest and most violent protest movement since the end of apartheid. drama to me mogul rosie is not seeking the spiritual side. lucian but a decidedly political one in his music theory first to the writings of fronts for no a radical critical polonia listen in the one nine hundred sixty s. . there is no way not to be political and there is no way not to be.
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within the experience of the condition of the world. because we our are. to be part and parcel of this sort of embodiment of the idea of what humanity should be. jazz as a protest against racism segregation and the lack of opportunities for the black population in south africa. to me mother rosie and many others the colonialization has not yet happened in south africa. the idea of deeper and i think she just means means exactly that come to me as you don't come to me as i think you are. and as opposed to the world with a u.s. centric sort of like notion of how the functionality is then you have to be violent
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in that kind of situation. violence that tomorrow see expresses in his music. and do. uses music as a part of traditional african healing rituals it's a lengthy process as south africa continues to battle the burden of a brutal past and the challenges of today. there is an illusion that a plague man is free but we're still very much far away from the from the freedom that was sick for and there's a need for a new humanity and that's what's want to project in our music today. a new generation of jazz musicians it's rediscovering african traditions making itself heard beyond the borders of south africa.
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twenty one for now next week we'll focus on. the most revolutionary and reformer five hundred years ago he nailed his theses to the door of the church. and the city is celebrating in style until.
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