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international film festival. she was a love addict and the serial cheater wasn't afraid to write about it as part of our series on classic german books we look at the poetry as. nine hundred twelve confessional my hols. thoughts we begin with a bollywood film with a difference golly boy had its world premiere international film festival over the weekend yes so a love story like old bollywood movies but that's where the similarity ends it's about a poverty stricken indian family whose son writes angry hip hop lyrics and smokes marijuana and he got standing ovations at the premiere. which got me boys about rap and freedom from society's expectations for him or what it would have. made a guy even a group they. may be going to visit with
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a guy. you know. people nobody even you know. this is for nothing what even is in a way that. when i got. a movie with a beat that kept on at the world premiere in berlin joe. cocker will also see god god god will be to whom a bit of. fans went wild for hindi film stars round here saying and i'll see about. you in the movie run for your sings character more dreams of making it big as a rapper and he needs all the support he can get. it out with a dry we're not going to go down no credibility to you for that. that's what i want what i get i get like you're not going to. be
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a big. boy tackles india's caste system and traditional gender roles it's a progressive message from directors iraq time. i think being a female director not only do i want to put strong men on screen i also want to have the pilot man i want to know what one screen so i like the tougher women themselves to have. so yeah and the golly boy cast bringing fresh life taken the film. done. so that looks very different and joining me now the hospital is my colleague scott rocks from scott so that the premiere of galley boy in berlin i mean bully would cease requests of the. yeah i know very much so i mean the hindi hip hop is a bit of a new one for me but in terms of the belly and album it's always had a place in its heart for bollywood some of the biggest bollywood stars of all time
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and shah rukh khan probably the greatest and most famous bollywood star has been here several times very famously he danced a bollywood dance with the belly now the director dieter cosily that's a performance you can i think find on line if you look carefully but the connection between bollywood between india and berlin has been very very strong and it's actually great because one thing bollywood films do so well is is provide a joyous experience or they can be such interest taining delightful movies and particular with the ballet and i'll often have very serious very very political films all very very good but in between all those sometimes you just want to get up and dance yeah well let's change the time to a serious movie will premiere of a completely different kind of documentary with the connection to the iranian revolution forty years ago briefly to others about. yes i mean you
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teach at the top it's born of veena it's a documentary and what we quickly take a look but i can just say this it's a film that examines the trauma of forty years ago in particular how it affects the generations from then and from now the iranians living in exile let's take a look. this film is a leap into the past saturday sets off to find out more about the circumstances and other birds in iran's most notorious prison for political dissidents when a hardline shiite cleric ayatollah khomeini proclaimed the islamic republic of iran in one nine hundred seventy nine it was the start of a theocracy that brutally persecuted its critics and opponents to which saudis parents belonged in her film she tries to get her parents to talk about their time in prison. to
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a home where you learn as ms am i going to. go to push an. image i was from. the first it won't. harm other finds the topic much more difficult to talk about. i even showed her a trail i had made and hope that it would open up a conversation and we would finally talk and cry a little and everything would be said and in fact she was very moved but eventually the conversation did not come up. and most of my am seventies documentary movingly depicts her need to understand her family's history but it ends with her understanding how difficult it is for her parents to revisit that traumatizing past this is handguns.
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yes i'm very glad to be joined here by actress and director of i am sorry rector of born a fiend thank you for joining us thank you for letting me be here. your film is is very very powerful but maybe because we're now on the fortieth anniversary of the islamic revolution in iran maybe i ask you what do you think now when you see these images from from from back then we're seeing them all of the news today and in other days around this this fortieth anniversary what goes through your mind when you see those images. well to be honest it's very strange for me because it's still been manes the country that i can travel to it's the place where my parents when they were as young people were dreaming of. social justice of equality of democracy and the way the revolution has been hijacked by the regime that is now in pala has led to us living in exile has led to these severe human rights abuses that we have
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been victimized doesn't that mean they're you five years later i'm trying on my quest to find out what has happened because there's no actual dealing with the crimes committed in the eighty's i mean obviously the rain revolution is a national trauma but as your film really pulls out it's also very much a personal trauma or series of personal traumas. in going through this experience and making this movie. did you find the answers that you were looking for. i think there is. without giving anything away i realize that at the end you know we don't have as a second generation we don't have a right france's we can't demand from the survivors to give us the end says you know just the surviving per se is already such a success but we have a right as a second generation follower questions and the right to develop our narrative and because it's important how we will transmitted and for the collective memory as
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well so so i think it wasn't so much about the questions but it was finding all a voice as a second generation and that's something that you really bring out the film the fact that. the second generation is still carrying this burden of that history of the secrets that were told of the scotchman's that word had. what do you think how do you think your film can help. dressing this particularly with the iranians of second generation people like yourself well i actually don't even think that it even though it uses the specifics of the iranian topic it actually my ambition or my my approach was to make it much more universal to really see how much our lives are how are they shaped when there is denial when there is not being the shadows not acknowledged the crimes are not acknowledged and what it to portray what it means if one of the family member goes on the quest and reveals that process and looking into the dark chambers of the past and eventually you know acknowledging
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them and then coming out and i'm trying to you know be maybe somehow an example for people so that to find that courage to to do so because it's important and we can build up a society built on denial that. because you're quite well known actress here. what do you think about the portrayal of refugees on screen you famously played a role in four blocks a very famous series here where you play a sort of a refugee type character the baby it's a bit stereotypical what do you think of the trail of refugee characters on on screen well i think it's very. necessary that we have other voices behind the structure we have meaning having us as the writers as the directors who can share our stories who can share what it means to have have experienced human rights abuses what it means so that the idea of human rights doesn't become shallow but we can actually you know we are witnesses of that so you know these voices need to be heard and often they're cliché and stereotypical because they're not told by the people who actually have experience yeah well thank you so much for joining us
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serves i. backed you up. scott thank you very much and indeed thank you very much and a film is called born in moving on to a hundred musri has compiled a list of one hundred german classics that are available to the english and today we're going to have a look at a book written by a woman addicted to love no surprise then that it's cold my halt it's never been so easy to break up with someone is over and sent used to be people would write letters like the author. who confessed her serial infidelity in a series of letters to her husband. open letters published in a magazine. and. talk about a rough break up as alaska should i didn't spare anyone the details of her numerous
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affairs my heart is a collection of those one hundred open letters to her husband and that was back in one thousand and twelve berlin was pretty wild back then. it is a wonderful to be in love so intoxicating so overpowering so irresponsible the heart is always dizzy how borzois is love in comparison to being in love someone must have loved me did you love me that's her husband who has loved me as alaska's true love was practically addicted to love she was always madly in love with someone and writing about it even in her old age but my heart isn't just about the thrill of fresh love or the demise of her marriage it's a who's who of the buzzing artistic scene of bohemian berlin you may have heard about berlin in the one nine hundred twenty s. but the years before world war one were also a time of flexible morals and rampant affairs and those alaska should i was right
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in the middle of it in her day she was called the greatest poet as germany ever had . and today is the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of last. and the hundred most raids on a website. called slash culture but soul for today thanks ever so much for watching do join us again soon until then.
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chicago crime wave. there's been an explosion of violence in america's third largest city. in some parts of town the rival gangs are fighting over territory ganesan bystanders are caught in the crossfire. many local residents say it's time to stop the bloodshed. chicago. fifteen of. france's yellow rebellion a movement against my call. most of it was about to boil over it's something else this is really dangerous. the yellow this movement has france's leadership on the defensive. what happens when so many citizens feel politically alienated.
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most of the ninety minutes on the. street. crimes against humanity. civilians become witnesses for. their recording which is travel around the globe just social media. but what is propaganda fiction and what is fact digital investigators combed through the flood of images they combine source. try to reconstruct what happened and substantiate claims of crimes thanks to this video recording of the soldier who shot the young man is on trial now st. paul's forensics between bits and bytes.
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truth detectives starts feb fifteenth on t w. this is d w news coming to you live from berlin standoff in venezuela hearted in an interview with d.w.p. opposition leader one why though calls for the military to allow humanitarian aid into the country otherwise he says as many as three hundred thousand people could die but president bush during his says he won't budge also coming up the end of an
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ordeal he was jailed in thailand and facing deportation the brain but now refugee footballer hakim araby has made.


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