tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle May 21, 2019 8:45pm-9:01pm CEST
past. and a couple of intrepid graffiti artists painting walls for peace around the world. but we begin with a new initiative from our lifestyle and culture magazine you're a max cold planet in this city is incredibly culturally diverse that's why i like it and it's full of people like me from all over the world so planet but it is a tourist guide with a difference it features people from around the globe who've made this town their home and their personal recommendations for places to go in the german capital. has long been the capital of cool. a magnet for creation from around the world. is a multimedia project the tells the story of those who came to the german capital today
the stories of entrepreneurship and courage those featured also gave their own insider tips for the city's best restaurants clubs and galleries many of them were at the project's release party like a. thank you for israel to germany and i may quote germans like to hear. mainly. when in rome the israelis started selling the german favorites on the street and nobody is was able to build up his own business. i love berlin berlin has a place in my heart special about berlin is the opportunities it gives me to really spread my wings. each story in the planet then in a company book has its own q.r. code scanned the code with your phone to view a 360 degree video of the location. the celebration was on. over time for people to
literally get a taste of what kind of berlin has to offer like the work of jennifer melinda schmidt the kenyan born swiss woman is an actress comedian and restaurant. the restaurant is called spot so heidi which literally translates to black heidi santos the best swiss fair has to offer. but i wanted to bring a piece of switzerland to berlin that but you know when you're in here feels like you're in a swiss ski cabin and that's really nice for the soon. for those who love the more tactile this series also features the work of the kashmir sisters for the past 2 years sorry vonnie has been selling clothing made of specially sourced pure mongolian kashmir. is a very stylish cool city it's so colorful and multicultural it has everything and that's why i also want to be here. planted. a story
of diversity 50 international entrepreneurs and their insider tips the very best the city has to offer. this planet berlin book is in english and german so it's a great way to learn some german but also be reports on euro max every week and of course it's on facebook at the culture a very personal take on berlin by people from 50 different cultures now leading up to the european union elections this coming weekend we've been visiting e.u. countries and finding out from people involved in the arts what they think about the political and social situation in that country at the moment to day we meet the italian writer francesco melandri in rome italy of course as being at the front line of europe's migration crisis and melandri is very critical of the current italian government. policy. rome is called the eternal city for
a good reason buildings that date back to the roman empire are a stone's throw from the vatican and other architectural masterpieces. rome is also a place where refugees and other migrants have gathered hoping for a better life in europe although they're not always welcomed by the local population. italy's far right interior minister matteo salvini has gone so far as threatening to punish groups that rescue refugees from the mediterranean and bring them to italy it is not. going to. be. a controversy with your neck that is against the constitution even if he says it's possible it's legally impossible but once again he's managed to ensure the topic hits the headlines this is the strategy to occupy all the space in the media and the country's cognitive space even more and we caught up with her for the men pick
a spot you couldn't. buy izzy francesca miller and the reason novels sunway juice or write blood looks at the causes of racism and it links today's migration crisis to the darkest chapters of italy's history know that we've all been missed so for a long time i didn't realize how much italy's present or how much more europe's present is intertwined with the colonial past and then i was on my i didn't understand how incredibly to read the links were between what we are experiencing here in europe and i say that very deliberately and colonialism. at that particular attribute that you know to bail us out of. the writer spent 10 years researching a novel she was the subject of a documentary that accompanied her to ethiopia where she explored italy's colonial history and what was then known as abu siniora. fascist
dictator benito mussolini invaded abyssinia in 1935 with dreams of creating a new roman empire. hundreds of thousands died as a result of italian imperialism. fascist italy developed a race theories to justify its atrocities. but after the 2nd world war italy repressed its memory of the period. not a fact tickling people ways the failure to face the possum and that this racism which is part of his history sank like a subterranean river. and since democracy's antibodies were no longer effective guard and what was once impossible to say is no longer a political to boot it's now suddenly acceptable to say terrible things in public beach so racism has returned and is dominating public discourse. the legacy of italy's colonial era remains in her novel francesca melandri and diets italy's
africa policies of the last 85 years and those who are turning the migration crisis into political capital. between even those out in the it's used as a scapegoat to avoid talking about the real social problems in italy. there. is a massive economic crisis give us the high unemployment the terrible prospects for young people we need. european economic community was created in rome in 1957 this was the 1st step toward the european union a founding member italy is now one of europe's problems with its populist parties now campaigning against the e.u. with somewhere not a more the government has poisoned the discourse in social interaction.
but italy also has strong antibodies. the battle isn't over yet but no one can predict the outcome. germany. studied communication design in new york but he found his best way of communication was actually via graphy. bt over the past 20 years he has developed his own distinctive style and also a global concept with graffiti in 2008 he created his 1st world peace will on the walls of a palace in northern iraq helped by local artists that more recently he's been traveling in africa with colleagues seen again crazing vos piece wools again with
local offices so the results become a mixture of european and african styles. here in pretoria south africa a german street art duo is way up in the air. usually on food and zena counter aren't afraid of heights getting heavy machinery involved in their art. the middle east of the me just go down a little here. on the facade of a former orphanage their latest mural is taking shape and bringing bright new colors to a city the artists barely even know it is that our idea is to travel to different countries and to try and figure out in a pretty short time what's going on here. this mural is their take on pretoria and it takes about a week to complete 30 degrees celsius in the shade it's a lot hotter here than what the pair are used to in germany they keep going only
taking a break when it starts to rain. another stop on their 3 month africa tour the kenyan capital nairobi here they meet the artist in guinea whose work will provide motifs and stories for their next meal. european or african these artists are happy to take inspiration from each other. is not the it's not the exact culture that my grandparents and my parents left me i pick and choose what's good in different cultures so for me if something coming from europe is great big it up is going to become a cult or if something coming from my land is great i'll pick it up if it's negative i'll take it out the godown arts center in nairobi is the location for
their next mural the kind of spray paint the artists used back in europe is hard to come by here so they use paint out of the bucket. stuff that he she might be positive and. actually the biggest challenge is always finding the right wall i don't do illegal graffiti anymore not that it would be so easy to do something this big illegally anyway given what that means is that you always need to get some kind of permission kind in nairobi for instance you can't paint any living public figure in unless the person is a living athlete or a sports legend. union street art is visible around the globe from kurdistan to the suburbs of paris to nairobi. don't know how long their art will stay up and that's not the point the street art isn't made to be permanent but using the photos they take union and xenon paste their
murals together digitally creating one long mural they call it the infinite peace walls. and that's all for this edition and check out planet lens on our website at d.w. dot com slash climate then what are on facebook at the culture is also more about cultural events around the world thanks for watching and join us again at same song tomorrow by.
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