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a new play which will be performed in this apartment. and as a gallery and cultural forum. a place for artists to exchange ideas and for counterculture just flying back in communist times. good. bye and is with me here we perform our place in just a few square meters of space. the audience that surround us is usually around 40 people. normally the host of the salon provides some snacks and drinks after the performance. and discussions with the audience provide a real sense of community. sample choice do has found his niche yet more and more hungry and see no future for themselves and the country half a 1000000 have left during obama's time in office. he will shouldn't view europe
as the messiah who will save them there's also civil resistance and it's these initiatives that those in power fear most of. the young momentum party wants an open democratic hungry that will work with the e.u. and it's gaining momentum by the day. then germany germany is a founding member of the european union it's the member state with the largest population more than 80000000 people it's that's also the biggest contributor to the use budget. and that's a whole shit is a photographer a chronic about telling. she came to then says she is just before the wall came down to a city that reflects german history like no other so just following through the german capital along a bus route that shows how very this city is the sack. imo this route crosses the
whole of berlin going from a poor multicultural and trendy district to the kuta which everyone knows and on to the corner with its villas. sat down i have a feeling many people want to talk get things off their chest and someone with a camera can provide a good mirror and that's what i speak. and it's our shields photos are timeless classic. they portray an affluent society whose affluence is not shared by all. the photographer takes the time before pressing the shutter she speaks to people listens to them might not have a beer. and. 2 sisters after a boozy night it's 1030 at the hotel halls of regulars feel at home in this traditional pub hard to mix coming years until the.
tales of woe and hope. how shows pictures also reflect the political in the person. 10 years ago she made portraits of an aspiring generation . of the hues in europe at a time when more and more countries were joining the european union. hoping for a better future for a share of its promising potential. of course there was a real spirit of european optimism there was very little criticism back then very young lot of bad all of a sudden young people had a chance to move anywhere to train anywhere basically in the us been to gain. but this spirit of optimism has disappeared the photographers most recent work focuses on the edges of europe on the refugee situation in the mediterranean. but in focus . so they are. trying not to focus so much on the refugees so much as on the
helpers the organizations which in my opinion stand for these european values. those who have said we're needed now and we see ourselves as europeans with humanitarian aspirations as people. and to mention she thinks that europe should not only offer promise but also bear responsibility as should germany after all the country is stable has a strong economy and an intact democracy. in the. forefront in mind i think we should lead the way higher near us than we are also because i think that that's how we're seen from the outside america seems to have an incredible appeal this isn't the case in germany but it still is in europe us. 4 years ago german chancellor angela merkel decided to go it alone she opened the borders to over a 1000000 refugees without e.u. support. and she called for optimism we've done so much we'll do it
but many in germany disagree they fear that germany would be overrun but it would not be able to manage far right we have been so on the rise here as elsewhere too and a polarizing society and to many hasn't completely recovered from the 40 years it was divided after the wall by the wall fell 30 years ago the scars of far from healed. appear. the vibe beginning to understand for the 1st time what a long reach history really has how it shapes us and how little things have actually changed in the short time since 1909. things have changed outwardly but it's still clear that there were 2 very different systems i'd say that divided germany still very much lives on. is germany fragile after all. all can be
a pioneering force in carrying everyone with that while keeping in mind trained on its past. the heart of europe beats 400 kilometers east of paris in strasbourg on the border between france and germany. it's the heart of the old continent. and of the new one it's the official seat of the european parliament. but there are also other venues in the city that are talking politics. in a minute mock.
protests against the president's reforms have been raging on the streets of france's big cities for months now. the neglected province against the rich capital's. the underprivileged against the elites. stanislaus not day an actor and the director of straw sports and national theatre decided to explore the social tensions on stage. in france there are no children of factory workers or of agricultural workers among the elite there's a kind of sticking together and i think there's a form of blindness it's also indicative of a more general problem in our western democracies. is all of society really represented by elites. this is the rehearsal for the edouard louis play who killed my father the writer adapted his
book of the same name especially it's a polemical work against france's social policies to say. cliff you're stuck with him all the. leaders in the dock workers as characters on stage. installed in the story about father is about exactly those people who don't come to our theaters telling their stories there's a 1st step. the theatre wants to give all sectors of society of voice and a stage and this approach is also that of the theatres drama school all full scale use and. france is very much behind the theatre scene is desperately want this does not really. sort of fit best defense is. not a is
working to change the ensemble so that it reflects french society better with all its ethnic groups and all its social differences if positive discrimination is needed to recruit young people from less educated families so be it he thinks that otherwise everything will stay the same. straw sports national theatre is the only one to enjoy special national theatre status outside of paris many small cities don't have any theatres at all centralisation is one of france's major problems and there was a huge gap between the center and the periphery but. also there are many regions in france which have limited access to the internet and to culture which you could say the same thing there's a lack of common sense a lack of good will. at the moment as a control to see because so much money has been to rebuild not. only there are magnificent monuments all over france which are crumbling and nobody can see so yes
there is something in france which is very damaged. this imbalance is also reflected within europe itself. this is the subject of fall creates this play i am europe which started last nor did a staged at the beginning of the year. not be in. the year that. we are now. so not only france is in crisis what is no day's vision of europe. it's a place where people come together because they have something to say to each other not just because they want to trade things i cannot make arguments are not enough it's not enough to say that france alone wouldn't be able to negotiate free trade agreements that's a bad argument i think people need to have something to dream about.
dublin is building the future on the banks of the river liffey. for many years the docklands area was poor now it's a lively business hub where many i.t. giants have their european headquarters multinationals were drawn by low corporate tax rates and flexible labor laws now they declare their worldwide revenues here and save billions but they've also brought money to the country and jobs as a result however housing and general living costs have exploded. members of the folk band line come a very unhappy about the general economic situation but they scrape by somehow the group are hearses in a ratty pizza kitchen in
a working class district of the city this is where they wrote most of their songs. c maybe artists musicians codes find some easier way of making a living book for us now the way most people i think that i know who are like living as artists or musicians there was no living on the dole basically also to go boy dollars like the artists wage. they're going to scraping by and entered our day jobs yeah a lot of artists and musicians or whatever would have
a page up and then trying to work. the government has tended to take the attitude that market forces will self regulate but in dublin the results are clear there is the economic miracle on the one hand and grinding poverty only on that rents in dublin have risen by almost 70 percent since 2012 there are more and more homeless people. some 20000 people are waiting for social housing and well qualified young people are leaving ireland because they can't afford the rents. aver what. is the. first version. of. emigration has been a major problem for ireland for well over a century and
a half now in the 18th forties a 1000000 people died in the great famine and up to 2000000 people emigrated mass migration continued in the 20th century the country which was under british rule for centuries remained. after island joined the european union in the early 1970 s. the situation began to improve by the mid 1990 s. the country had earned the nickname of celtic tiger the victors write history the saying goes but in ireland they say it's the losers who sing their songs. so there's always being kind of aspect to folk music where some corner of like rebellious around the author of the area of nature and i suppose that would be an element that we're picking up on no. the financial crisis of 2008 hit island very hard causing the property market to collapse and plunging the country into recession many banks and financial institutions faced bankruptcy so ireland
received a bailout from the eurozone now its economy is on the rise again. thanks to questionable tax incentives bronx it has reopened old whims a lot of things are in the open at the moment and one of them is like the rest of your breeding guess the sea the kind of like that we've had to deal with for the last a 100 years but the hands of the british mean i think if we were and if we didn't have like the backing of the big e.u. states at the moment we'd be you know we would be just totally destroyed we'd be you know steam rolled over but what the british want well they don't think we would be we'd have a chance very. lynch is skeptical about the idea of europe becoming more centralized but he hopes that the members of the european union will continue to stick together just like he and the other band members are doing in drag.