tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle October 19, 2019 4:02am-4:16am CEST
hello on a very warm welcome to news from the world of arts and culture coming up in the next quarter of an hour. germany and its former colonies are cooperating on the return of looted up from colonial times. talk of climate change is on all our lives and the frankfurt book fair climate fiction is booming. and we'll be strutting down the paris catwalks to see all the latest oarsmen winter fashion trends. in recent years there's been a lot of talk about former colonial powers returning cultural jams mostly taken from africa they were looted in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century in germany's case we're talking about thousands of objects currently in german museums that were mostly taken from namibia which was
a german colony until 915 the namibians want what they rightly consider as return and this week germany has created a central office to deal with the restitution of such cultural abbots assets not only for the maybe but it is then that the wounds of the colonial rule of the deepest. the german colonial era has left deep scars in namibia artifacts from that country are still held in german newseum including the remains of people who had been brutally dehumanised. the remains of people into objects through the boiling of corpses down to bone at the side of the grave of the stuffing of the corpse into a battle of salt in the history of museum collecting indigenous people. are turned into objects through serialization and quest if acacia.
in the pain left by this violence is omnipresent in many african cultures people's ancestors live on and that means their remains do as well the getting them back is complicated there are 7000 museums in germany and most of the exhibits from the colonial era have no documentation to even extend human use e.m.c. have the federal government sitting at the table with it's usually museums where the federal states are involved so there isn't one single national museum as there often are in african countries but rather a greater diversity of museums unified while restitution of human remains is moving ahead things are going more slowly with at no logical examines african experts are outraged by european suggestions that the continent lacks properly cm's to display those objects there are some things that are supposed to die there are some things that are holding us spiritually there are some things that really were created not
to leave and we hold museum as them and we have kept them posted yes and some communities i think give us bark so that they can go so that we can have peace because we are having problems if you do we need to be colonized and it is our problem if we want them to keep them in the forest or what would be good but of them it is all. ringback the german. military stole a bible and a whip from henrik maybe as national hero there restitution linden museum in early 2900 sparked the debate over whether exhibits are absolutely necessary to define a museum. which is what we think that it's important we give to our children for the future so it's a so is it up to it or is it a story than in the museum doesn't have the bible and the whip but it has an incredible amount of stories of controversy. that tells a lot about how human beings who are. museum conversations are deliberately being
held without politicians in an intimate tent and university landscape in a township of internet. to go to institute has created a strong network of experts which will be faced challenging task. especially by endowments we're talking about countries with different tribes in number there are 13 or 14 other countries have 50 or 60 different tribes living together people who belong together who have a common language and culture and so i see a big role for museums to play in africa more actively supervising this combining a kind of nation there's not much doubt about. the museum conversations are a laboratory of exchange amid an emotional minefield they've not yet come up with answers to the big questions of restitution but they have resulted in improved mutual understanding and trust and there will be further conversations.
frank is host to the biggest sport fair in the world at the moment and one of the biggest topics being talked about around the world right now is climate change so this is naturally a topic of the book fair to. climate fiction is booming melting glaciers and rising sea levels a great plot material for novelists but with extreme weather affecting us all it's also a topic for nonfiction authors writing about the dangers the world is facing. increasingly writers are addressing the climate crisis the new book by bestselling author jonathan so from floor is titled we are the whether saving the planet begins at breakfast it's an appeal to all of us to change our eating out. it doesn't always look or feel big often looks and feels quite modest. i'm going to have oatmeal or so i know in my coffee instead of cow's milk all right that doesn't work well on
a barber sticker or a t. shirt nobody you know raise the fist of the sky and says oh no but if we all did it if we all made changes just like that. we would save the planet. along with nonfiction books there's also a growing genre of what's called climate fiction that includes the novel the history of bees by norwegian writer maya london it's starting point is the startling decline in global be talking nations. and she's just published the 3rd book in her climate quartet which is about the survival of a rare horseplay and about taking responsibility for both humans and nature. earlier we understand on. objective level that we should change the way we live because our planet need needs it but now we start to understand more deeply and i think it novel stream be
a way to get that understanding at least that's what the readers tell me. the topic of the climate has never before been so prominent at the book fairs german language section especially in the form of nonfiction and self-help books revenues for books on the topic have risen 10 percent this year the demand for information seems endless the book fair has responded with panel discussions on the relationship between man and nature the climate. crisis is definitely helping to sell books. and publishing houses are trying to do their bit by improving sustainability. some have done away with plastic packaging and the heights and publishing group has resolved to reduce its c o 2 footprint. option and it was by far the greatest problem is the paper producing it consumes lots of energy that makes up 70 percent of our cereal to
footprint and another part comes from transporting the paper of the books together that amounts to another 20 percent and we also consider the ciro to output of our business trips and our employees commutes to and from work to have ties and. the company is showing the way forward for the industry and taking a big step toward greater environmental responsibility. a smaller publisher meanwhile has gone completely climate friendly with notebooks made of crafts paper that's fully compostable environmental awareness has arrived in the world of books and publishing. on a lighter note now a look at the latest fashion specifically what's fashionable heading into this winter here in europe leather is all vogue again and color wise it's 50 shades of beijing i would say so we've got a kind of fashion of the parish for you including some hollywood stars looking for
the latest trends. rock n roll anchorman 2 says that in one hour actress jennifer lawrence likes to this autumn and winter a mix of masculine and feminine elements or trendy such as delicate really dresses with chunky boots says fashion journalist 6 asked. if the mixture of between a rock n roll girl which is usually a black and quite strong but it can also be that sort of both. print kind of fabric busy a larger maybe rock falls and you can mix the 2 together wherever you look like they're not just in black but also red. and leach. jackets trousers dresses and even jumpsuits as worn by influence or a livia palermo. and her recent designer cecile cortex is going to cuba and i love
to feel what color the smell of it so sensual it's not really in this season leather is a really big if you don't have something a lever you don't have anything so you really should have at least a pair of leather pallets which can be very slim or very large as well the color for winter this year is being pushed along with all shades of brown german model stephanie is a fan. alice be a brown khaki rich earthy towns that every woman needs them and every man to i love it from head to toe all in. austrian pop singer and t.v. show host victorious for sporting 2 hot trends the color being and checks and. i really like to check back now as we know they're fresh and all right now this one especially because the squares acerbic small ones are also in but for me this big pattern supercold. full check prints are indeed everywhere. from chanel and brown
and white and black and white. to deal or where they come in black and red and black and green. and those daring enough should go for it this winter thanks are allowed short pants. and long silly or fluffy as. we haven't seen capes on the runways for a while there were a lot of capes in the seventy's and capes are back and capes are great for the day for the evening it's sort of. she kind of bores. maybe a little sylar all. style. down they go well with boots. over the knee. cowboy style. one chunky one with an ounce or dress.
british actress helen mirren is always stunning even in bare feet she's no slave to the fleeting whims of fashion. fashion is moving i think to foster i think you know . trends should have time to develop and you know slowly become something else rather than ok it was that last last not even last year. 3 months ago it was that so let's do something else either way the world's fashion he says are now ready for winter bring it on. and not me we all have to rush up to the shops and go begging for more of the wide spectrum about his. just go to our website. culture. you'll find something that will rock your personal budgets. for me and all the crew here about .
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