tv Arts.21 Deutsche Welle May 19, 2019 7:02am-7:31am CEST
lots of. data but we need a political and devalues base and you are. going to hearts and minds we all share a longing for europe. and. it isn't all peachy really emerged from the idea that there should never be another major war and that we should see ourselves as one i think that is a very very lovely idea and one that makes sense did. with the european parliamentary elections around the corner we wanted to know what
are the main concerns of people here at the moment. what are they if it is and what are they hopes. us $21.00 travels across the continent meeting a range of creative people. telling the station in rome. this is where programmers and tourists arrive to discover the eternal city 3000 years of european history all concentrated in a very small space buildings that date back to the roman empire the vatican and other architectural masterpieces. busy rome is also a place where refugees and other migrants have gathered hoping for a better life and you're among. the few though they're not always welcomed by the local population. and italy's interior. minister has even threatened punitive
measures for organizations that rescued refugees from the mediterranean and bring them to italy it would usually. it's clever propaganda such bills are against the law and the constitution so it's legally impossible even if he says it's possible that in their language and i'm astounded if it once again but he's managed to ensure the topic hits the headlines 530 feet up but that equates with m.m.p. up agin that this is a strategy to occupy all the space in the media. maybe at eagle and caught up with her one of the country's cognitive space even more than by is a writer francesca melandri has no problem expressing uncomfortable truths her novel sung by joost o. or writes blood looks at the causes of racism it links today's refugee crisis to the darkest chapters of italian history this journey into the italian soul also tackles european illusions. known as we've all been missed so for
a long time i didn't realize how much italy's president or much more europe's president is intertwined with the colonial past a subtle one on yalit and i will make a people. of our day including we meant that up with the day i didn't understand how incredibly direct the links are between what we are experiencing here in europe now and i say that very consciously or am colonialism recording on it. the writer spent 10 years researching her novel she is featured in a documentary that accompanied her to if the opiah where she explored italy's colonial history in what was then known as a city or fascist dictator benito mussolini invaded of assyria in 1935 and incorporated it into his new roman empire hundreds of thousands of lives were lost as a result of italian imperialism. fascist italy developed its own
racial theories but after the 2nd world war these and the atrocities committed in the colonies were passed. none of it for. this failure to face the past meant that this racism which is part of italy's history sank like a subterranean river among few myself. it will be anti god and since democracy's antibodies are no longer effective and what was once impossible to say is now i no longer a political to boot it's suddenly acceptable to say terrible things in public and that so racism has returned in this dominating public discourse is. the legacy of the toxic policies of colonialism remains in her novel francesco melandri indicts italy's africa policies of the past 85 years and those who are
gaining political capital from the migrant crisis. that we need to know south of the mentor the. get used as a scapegoat to avoid talking about the real social problems in italy alley the lesser shit that is on. the massive economic crisis the high unemployment and the terrible prospects for young people when it didn't meet. the european economic community was created in rome in 1957 this was the 1st step towards the european union a founding member italy is now europe's problems child with the populist parties in power campaigning against the e.u. we saw were not a more this government has really poisoned the discourse but i am a social interaction but italy also has strong antibodies. italia the battle isn't over yet. no and. predict the outcome in court so it's not
political if you. get in budapest reminders of the glory days of the austro hungary an empire about remnants of the communist era have largely been swept aside and those in power would prefer to forget 2004 as well that's the year hungry join the european union . for viktor orban and his governing party fidesz the e.u. is the enemy on election posters that declared war on the block and its immigration policy is it's no coincidence there is no e.u. flag flying at the hungary and parliament often a source of controversy m.p.'s from far right party jobbik even threw one out the
window. into the e.u. flag also plays a role in this new film a pro european activist tries to hang one up this scene was inspired by an event in real life. is there. a chip in hunter's film the protagonist is suddenly confronted by the police. missed. then where they were so we didn't shoot this scene in hungary and naturally we changed the characters that. in reality a man perform this action 52 in the film a woman does it. shooting this scene in hungary it would have been impossible feel awkward but it was. we'd have been denied permission right from the start for that there were you. trying to skirt around this problem by shooting his new film in
romania using drama students and film students his low budget production is aimed at the international market. we do is no stranger to this scene he took part in the berlin international film festival back in 2010 with this ought film with an unusual aesthetic a woman fights for her daughter while reviewing her past. why do you just want to be reliant on either government approval or funding he makes these films independently as a good reason for that in 2014 while attending the toronto international film festival he gave an interview that criticized the regime in hungary after that he received no more funding for his films he came to realize excepting money from the state cost to your independence.
good. everything is cleansed. now there's hardly any area which you could say is truly independent. certainly not in the artistic sector anymore. in 2013 the national theatres openly gay artistic director or bad ferdi was sacked the government wanted hungary's cultural institutions to strengthen national identity or merely entertain the media has also become increasingly. singing onesided and those in the independent art scene find it hard to secure a rehearsal or performance spaces. is currently writing 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 counter culture just fine back in communist times. good.
band is with me here we perform our place in just a few square metres of space a show. the audience sits around us usually around 40 people make their normally the host of the salon provide some snacks and drinks after the performance. and discussions with the audience provide a real sense of community. because the. sample troy do has found his niche yet more and more hungry and see no future for themselves in 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. the young momentum party wants an open democratic hungry that will work with the e.u.
and it's gaining momentum by the day. they're lent germany germany is a founding member of the european union it's the member states with the largest population more than 80000000 people it's that's also the biggest net contributor to the use budgets. and that's a whole shit is a photographer a chronicler of our time. she came to build and says she is just before the wall came down to a city that reflect. german history like no other so just foreign through the german capital along a bus route that shows how very this city is. 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 vault with its villas. capped and i have
a feeling many people want to talk get things off their chest and someone with a camera can provide a good mirror i'm out of and that's what i speak. and they socialize 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. have a beer. or 2 sisters after tuesday night it's 1030 at the water holes are regulars feel at home in this traditional bed and pub hard to months coming years until the. tales of woe and hope. how shields pictures also reflect the political in the person. 10 years ago she made portraits of an aspiring generation. of the youth 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 for the you 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. put in focus and so they are looking to try 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 of the 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 the i think we should lead the way higher 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. 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 movements on the rise here as elsewhere too and
a polarizing society and too many hasn't completely recovered from the 40 years it was divided after the war that the wall fell 30 years ago the scars are far from healed. appear to. be valid 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. can you be a pioneering force in carrying everyone with aids while keeping an eye 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. hey man you're mock. the. 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 . 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 foam but it's also indicative of a more general problem in our western democracies. is all of society really represented by elites. in. this. is the rehearsal for the a do or do we play who killed my father the writer adapted his book of the same name especially it's a polemical work against francis social policies to sit. with your.
leaders in the dock workers as characters on stage. in a story about a father is about exactly those people who don't come to our theaters telling their stories is a 1st step. the theater wants to give all sectors of society of voice and a stage and this approach is also that of the theatres drama school of. france is very much behind here to scene is desperately want this does not societal so if it does. not today 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. 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 found to rebuild not. only their. magnificent monuments all over france which are crumbling and nobody cares so yes there is something in france which is very damaged. this imbalance is also reflected within europe itself. this is the subject of far christus play i am
europe which started last nor did a staged at the beginning of the year. and . let me tell you that. we are there. so not only france is in crisis what is no days 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 like the economic 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 of line come up very unhappy about the general economic situation but they scrape by somehow. the group says in a ratty pizza kitchen in a working class district of the city this is where they wrote most of their songs 6
c. maybe artists and musicians codes find some easy way of making a living book for us now the way most people i think that i know who are like living as artists musicians there was living on the dole basically also to go to dollars like the artists wage and they're kind of just scraping bodies and you know at that age of yeah a lot of eartha musicians or whatever would have a day job 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. eva what. is the. fashion here. 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 victors write history the saying goes but in ireland they say it's the losers who sing their songs. so there's always being in the corner of aspect to folk music where some corner of like rebellions are on the author of herion nature and i suppose that would be an element that we're picking up on though. 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. it has reopened old when a lot of things are home in the open at the moment and water to me is like the rest
of europe really gets to see the kind of like that we've had to deal with for the last a 100 years but the hands of the british don't 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. you know we steamrolled over what the british want more of the don't think we would be we'd have a chance for you by the end 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 this kitchen. clock. which way for europe as the continent goes to the ballot box we took the pass from italy to ireland.
that modern reproductive medicine. good shape. the wishing table for. big floods mean massive floods. but we can't do without insects the new head in terms of it's unseemly. to feel some currents every minute of a new scanner coals so that we can hear the sweetest buzz again. 30 minutes w. . what secrets lie behind these men. find out in an immersive experience and explore a fascinating world cultural heritage sites. t w world heritage part 60 getting. her 1st day of
school in the jungle. first camillus of the. band doris granger moment arrives. joined during the tang on her journey back to freedom to in our interactive documentary. bring in jane returns home on t w dot com. welcome to in good shape coming up. to exercise or not to exercise there is no question. the wreck c.-a and unhealthy fixation on healthy eating.