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tv   Arts and Culture  Deutsche Welle  March 29, 2019 6:45pm-7:00pm CET

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a bestselling book about irish republicanism. the american singer songwriter billie eilish hails from a family of actors the musicians i was taught explains how a seventeen year old has such maturity in the music she makes with sloppy dresses sometimes turquoise and introspective lyrics about depression and anxiety eilish has become a pop idol for millions of teenagers who share dop sensibilities a first album has just come out. to seventeen year old place to sell out concerts all over the world and is on the brink of make a stardom. but with just a different strain to see believe here in germany whatever from poland just really because we got her self and her music is great again consists over here.
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being the same age many of her fans see her more as a here than in any matic idol. audition songs have been strained more than it being in times the singer songwriter shot to fame in twenty sixteen when she posted on sound cloud the song was co-written and produced by her brother phineas o'connell in his bedroom studio eilish was just thirteen years old. exercises a great deal of autonomy over her work but doesn't like to tell people how to interpret it. i write in a way that i want to be left up front. so the fact that you think when you hear that you think all these other things that's what i love about. eilish is a product of the internet related social media generation and although she says she
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hates social media she still shares a lot of her private long. life on instagram where at last count she had more than fifteen million followers. a video a known for being provocative billy eilish says she likes playing with people's fears and much awaited debut album is titled when we fall asleep. see me. play with morpheus. joining me now is the author of that report melissa holroyd that spider this is not your usual seventeen year old pop star is it not it is very dark at times and those spiders were real they really put a big spider in a mouth and it really out of them out a lot of billy eilish is what really does have a big element of the macabre in it not just musically but also the clips see david
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there are clips of her being roughly handled by people wearing black gloves the threat of her being burned alive and there with large spiders crawling out of the mouth and crawling all over a face she also sings in this very intimate heightened way and she uses this intimacy to build tension to. build up in the scares that actually sort of come up in the songs. the new album is. when we fall asleep where do we go is a terrific album is expected live has a very nocturnal feel to it one of the great things about billy's work is she's a terrific lyricist and this album is no exception. the album really grabs the listener by the throat you really listen to it from start to finish without stopping. she seems to have a clear vision briefly i mean she she does seem to know what she's doing doesn't she yes she certainly does as we've mentioned she's had she does she's lucky enough
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to have a lot of control over her work and. when you compare the way she presents itself to the way other teenage is pretty presented in the world of pop she's really miles away from that she's really doing her own thing she is you know and each song that she creates is very individual is very easy for me to watch with after leaving melissa thanks very much. topping the news at the moment is of course one of the biggest sticking points is the border between northern ireland part of britain and the republic of ireland an e.u. member my colleague frank met with the author of a trench in belfast she's written a bestselling book about this is an irish republicanism today. iconic images that have gone down in european history bloody sunday a deadly incident in derry in one nine hundred seventy two has become symbolic of the north and conflict between pro irish republic catholics and pro brits and
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protestants that conflict ended officially in one thousand nine hundred eight with the good friday peace agreement but historian marisa mcglinchey says many irish republicans to refuse to accept that for her recent book unfinished business the politics of dissident irish republicanism she interviewed some ninety radical pro irish nationalists who stand as commemorations right done today of so-called dissident organizations you will hear the c.m. traditional republican ideology talk of it as you would have heard in the seventy's or eighty's that ideology calls for a united ireland and the end of british rule in the north it's also the subject of republican murals which continue to be painted in northern islands mcglinchey analysis of the militant minority is a cause for concern these radical groups are prepared to go to any lengths in pursuit of their goal. they are realistic in their
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assessment that popular support isn't the numbers are the hospital in the past and so both very much so keeping the same burning as essential to their organization at present as one of the into rules said in the book depository and on to the next generation to soak up. that means that below the surface the north nile and conflict has still not been settled. one of the militant groups has agreed to a rare interview we had directed to a sleepy town somewhere in the countryside these members of the republican sinn fein party say that breaks it would actually help them in their cause for. the president. you know.
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for the unification of. these radical republicans may not be alone in thinking that unification of violence is business that should be finished lynch a things the ongoing breaks a debate has made the prospect of a united ireland an increasingly realistic one even for moderates. analysis has brought to the conclusion that once britain leaves the e.u. europe will have to deal with the question of irish unification. one of germany's greatest and longest serving film directors turns eighty this
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weekend he's probably best known internationally for became the most important film made in post-war west germany the ten drama. in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. made cinema history with the tin drum the nazi era story of young oscar who stops growing at age three. based on the novel by going to gus the film took the top prize at con. this and that makes. that was just wonderful being admitted into the film world with the palme d'or especially since it was in france where i had learned filmmaking it was like being knighted by. the federal republic of germany for the children. in one nine hundred eighty the tin drum won the oscar for best foreign language picture that award brought german cinema into the international spotlight and not
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least for acushla and off. soon hollywood was calling steven spielberg offered she turned off work in america but she learned off at first refused the offer. but i thought it over just for a moment and i decided no i've got carte gloss now here in europe i can do what i want so why should i am a great to hollywood. at the same time i was dying to do something political a movie about the war in lebanon so i went to beirut and made circle of deceit with no guns and. because i just felt like how can there be this war at our doorstep that's reducing the whole city to certain ashes. did eventually go to america where he directed the likes of dustin hoffman and john malkovich aside from literary adaptations his films are often political for training social upheaval student protests left wing terrorism time and again the
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director has plunged head first into hot socio political territory. his drama on or of qatar bloom is a lesson in libel and sensationalism the story of a woman whose life is ruined by a reporter eager to sell papers. she learned of his also fascinated with french german history the film to plough mysie tells of a nazi officer in occupied france who opposes hitler's orders. and called in the human you can't escape yourself people don't change and the best thing to do at a certain age is to acknowledge who you are. one is. in two thousand and sixteen she learned off directed thousands of teenagers in fact done france in a performance against violence and war one hundred years after the biggest battle
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of world war one took place there. and in rwanda he gives master classes at the quest to film institute hoping to shape a new generation of political filmmakers like him at eighty years old standoff is still driven inquisitive and politically aware. and if you think the man is slowing down now entering his ninth decade you'd be wrong he's about to start making a documentary film in africa. finally today the sad news that fellow filmmaker has died aged ninety she was a key figure in french new wave cinema in the nineteen fifties and sixties and the first female director to be awarded an honorary oscar in twenty seventeen then last year her documentary faces places and in challenging road movie where she travels around france with a photographer jr was nominated for an oscar making her the oldest ever oscar
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nominee. and that wasn't even heard last film right up to the end and that brings us the end of this week don't forget our web site for all the stories and much much more. slash culture.
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the book. the book. the book. this is it every news line from berlin british lawmakers deal in another blow to the government's for exit plans mr m.p.'s reject a high stakes gamble by prime minister theresa may by a majority of fifty eight votes made it split up here were drawled deal in a bid to get a short break that extension from brussels and go out a long delay for britain's withdraw.

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