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tv   Arts.21 - Art in Times of War - What role does culture play  Deutsche Welle  March 12, 2022 12:30pm-1:01pm CET

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worried about the planet me to a meal host of the on the grievance, both cost and to me it's clear. we need to change the solutions or out there. join me for a deep dive into the green transformation for me to do full of them. ah, my heart goes out to sleep with people ukraine and it's, it's heartbreaking. mm hm. can you see it? not all russians are putin. ah, he's a guy. the solidarity coming from all over the world helps get through this horror . a dose
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with a war is raging in europe. its impact has sent shock waves through the world of arts and culture, artists and institutions. the world over are expressing their solidarity with ukraine, but his boycotting russian culture, the right path to take. we meet a bellow, we see and writer living in exile and a ukrainian conductor working tirelessly to support her home country. ah, a concert for peace conducted by asana. lenise. she's visibly distressed by the war in her home country of ukraine. she recently joined the orchestra of the day after a commonality boulogne young and they're playing
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a piece by ukrainian composer yury chef jenko. this intimate interpretation sounds like a prayer we let with asana in rome, where she will conduct the opera torn down by porcine. she's deeply worried and shaken habit. need not own def amelia. i'm not just afraid for my family. i'm afraid for every one the habit of my no, i'm afraid for my country the them but and afraid for the places where i work, i this on it and i don't like the live national opera, the odessa national opera down there. stunning architectural gems amongst i'm afraid for old cities that are unesco, cultural heritage sites. thought arabella ah. asana studied music in levine, not far from her place of birth. brody my name, who died on me dearest vest and my mother and her sister, my aunt, are hiding in a sort of bunker. it's actually a potato seller as can often,
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but it's an old nazi bunker from world war 2. good believe infants, vitamin valley creek. my father, my father made it a bit more livable there and less dam did. this is me so foist is mine fought that he continues putting on concerts with his choir dining and my mother's things in a tune with us. they sing patriotic songs to keep up the ukrainian spirits in guys from the graham one that's a heisman. asana has long been a big name outside of ukraine. she's had international debuts throughout europe and in 2021. she appeared at the bi road festival and performed with a banana fit harmonica. in spring of 2021, we accompanied oksana to ukraine that i the my dad square and key of was the faithful setting for a turning point. ukrainian history. in late 2013 hundreds of thousands demonstrated for a peaceful turn toward europe. and now air raid sirens are sounding near. the city
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is being bombed and threatened by russian troops. but the people are prepared to defend kia. these a greek had kind at agony, this war has no rule is dead, thus is. and the worst thing is that now it's not even about a political conflict. conflict gate, it's about destroying a nation. but in easton, i did not say increasingly brutal weapons can be put to use, killing thousands or even 1001000 at 1000000. and so more. but there's no way to destroy the people, spirit, their spirit of freedom and the love of their country. john also lotion ah. asana is fighting for her homeland. not a day goes by without her rallying supporters on social media. she feels shaken to the core by putin's war. for her, everything is at stake. this is about ukraine's survival, including its culture. since russian president putin denies the nation,
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its identity, ross at alyssa says, does everything he's saying is complete nonsense. a ukrainian culture is thousands of years older than russian culture. and that's why he hates us on death because there's no way to explain russian culture without ukraine on that of the inch down . crosland near at 11. this is levine, back in 2021. a cultural hub in western ukraine. asana showed us the jesuit church and even then the armed conflict with russia was claiming victims. oh, oh, i like it and then them on the t all be saw objects. here you see parts of all these weapons. they came from the front line. yes. and here you can see the gallery of portraits of children who lost their parents or fathers and the war ended on the fact that in greek for a lot of mom, she has dad so much like here it says, and my mom, 3 years old, my father is in heaven, my dear father, where are you?
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i want to be in your arms. i want to see you in here. ah. today, thousands of ukrainians have fled to levine and crowds have formed in front of the central train station. for them, the v is the gateway to europe. the gotten to maint director meet for on, pardon the whole world shares the blame for put in a total loss of control on and hot van. like when we look at how the european union reacted to the annexation of crimea, annex on victory and yes, we're concerned, and we're warning russia. and if they don't stop will apply sanction some mock and the bidding. and so, but that approach hasn't really been effective, and putin saw that to me yet. and he saw how every one was afraid. l. young's common, ah, the youth orchestra of ukraine brings together musicians from the countries east and west. it was founded in 2017 by x on a lena with a political purpose,
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her aim was to emphasize ukraine's unity is far to me. he has an act he should side a while. it's been a horrible time for me even in i'm here in europe where i can conduct and i can sleep in a nice hotel and, and i think keep doing, my job is gone by. don't mind at all for us. you been but they're all surrounded and blocked. gosh lawson, lukia's monkey. they can't cross the border. hey, you and young man. 18 and upwards. can't leave the country. ice tub and deer do from the slant. nissan lawson. mm asana. lenise has brought musicians under the age of 18 to this lavine capital of louisiana. they can take refuge there for now. and workshops and lessons are plan. ah, good daughter frond is to mean this didn't cultural front is at least is important
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to me as the physical frontline this vega needs to be. and that's why it's so hard for me to conduct a need to get in their thoughts them. but still, i understand that we can't give up. now, am i, ne, get there. i'll feel wrong. i dedicate every performance my arcs and my job to our fight for freedom of ones that have freiheit there's been an outpouring of support for ukraine, but opinions are divided is boycotting russian culture. the right path to take. my heart goes out hugely to the people of ukraine and it's, it's heartbreaking, it's, it's traumatic experience to witness. so one can only imagine what those poor people are going for. peace messages on cap hawks
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highway bridges. and in concert halls like new york metropolitan opera, cultural figures, world wide, are sending the people of ukraine a clear message of solidarity. ah, you even got to include in many cultural institutions. i'm experiencing an urge to express that what's happening is unthinkable. and it's something that we reject. no, it was. yeah, up leon boy, ah, thousands of russian artists have joined the call for an immediate military withdrawal from ukraine, including conductor, semi on bits, cough the musical director of the cheque. philharmonic also called on other russians to raise their voices in protest. ah, this benefit concert for ukraine is conducted by daniel baron boy, im in berlin. star conductor, who is married to
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a russian warns against general boycotts of russian art and artists. ah. the politic uses, we must tell them the political events loudly and clearly and distance ourselves from them. how vain hicks. but we mustn't allow a witch hunt against russians and their culture who do from, via these to lessen wound of common def avoid any bands and boycotts of russian music and literature in various european countries awaken the worst association in mania. irish noon said association. that is now that's what i love. of course, nobody can want that done, but we want to use culture as a bridge. look good as our socials, if my question is, were who do i work with there? and how does the russian state use atlas to give us or that we should always look
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at that as if you have the feeling that this could be misused? perhaps you should put it aside for a while. so that if you know that many see this danger in internationally celebrated oper, singer, i'm in a trap. ho, so far, she has not distanced herself from the russian president and has been banned from performing world wide. ah, larry, derek death has been sacked as chief conductor if the munich philharmonic, the maestro is known to be especially close to putin. co operations with russian institutions are being canceled. museums and cultural institutions worldwide are refusing to host russian delegations more and more pop and rock manns are also cancelling. tours in russia, london based russia. rap star oxymoron. publicly opposes booting. what impact does that have been go?
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that is yet as a fellow, the idea is to inflict so much pressure and pain on the russian society that hopefully this will lead to a change from within the country or potentially resulting and pressure on the russian government that sends the message. this is an acceptable angle to nits in the international film. companies are reacting to the ukraine war by canceling movie releases and data like the long awaited release of the batman, which celebrated its world premiere in new york on march. first. when that light is like not everyone thinks such cultural boycotts. all right. first, real thing all transcends and i think it's important for stories of sort, your healing fools. um that i think it's it right important that people should be able to watch stories. the con film festival wants to continue showing critical russian films this year. russian delegations, however, will not be welcomed. smaller festivals,
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like in sweden or removing state supported russian productions from their programs . in glasgow, even a harmless russian crime, comedy was band, even though the director is half ukrainian and takes a clear anti war stance. jo, assuming you push these look at the law, i can understand the logic behind cutting all ties. that's one way of looking at absolutely. a cultural context can also enable us to maintain a thread of conversation or the been situations where nothing else works, offers your husband into towards your dns, on their gate. oh, building bridges or breaking off connections. a difficult decision for the arts world right now to president a couldn't be more different putin and zalinski the opponents and their way of communicating from the point of view of
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a writer and to filmmaker. the past days have worn down. maxime melnick, the ukrainian born filmmaker, is in constant contact with friends and family. he organizes a transports and his glue to the news. yeah, it's been in berlin, but he's been in creek. yes, i'm in berlin, but i'm also in the war. i've only slept 3 hours because i had so much to do and had to organize so much in. and of course, you get all the pictures from ukraine, from your relatives, from your colleague, from the media league, and you're always there even though you're not there physically. ha, avoid money. that is through this in 2014 maxime melnick took part in protests on my damn square in kiev. and now such images as it does with here. this is keith, where we peacefully drank coffee not long ago, get home and the hob now folk. woodson
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lea thought that he shame not in the catastrophe that now rages, president lensky, has emerged as a heroic figure from one moment to the next lesson. the his gruesome flow green flower dro, when the actor and comedian was elected to office 3 years ago. maxine melnick was horrified, zalinski was thought to be connected with an oligarchy. melnick could not take him seriously. you resume fast to me. okay, death. i thought to myself, this is really a disaster that we've elected a comedian last gonna to what can he do? but it's all just populism, and that's how it was been asked. and now that he's at war, he's not joking around, he's serious and he comes across very differently air guns and also how he talks it, his posture, and now i totally support him. well, and i'm even proud of him yet on test with the in the him to tal when they've been gastro of in russia. on the other side, vladimir putin has become one of the world's most hated leaders. we believe russian
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writer vladimir sir rocha lives in berlin and has repeatedly taken a stance against putin. he now feels putin has completely lost touch with reality. we occur, sir. oh, stool. he comes across as a madman. this is the consequence of his absolute power, which he has held for 22 years at which is power is a strong drug that is having a very destructive effect on him. little lear. ah, the will. the greed for power in europe has re awoken. but vladimir, sir rocha believes this attack is the beginning of the end for putin. but she, more of it is sure the thumb was tow. why is putin doomed? firstly, because he started this completely senseless and insane war with the consequences will be destructive for russia though, as it's hugely dependent on the rest of the world for imports and exports. secondly,
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it's an immoral war. i know it's pointless. dasa usually assuming putin will win, which then what will he do with the hatred from $40000000.00 ukrainians to a deal? it's so near that issue for aka me, lou on the o cranes in his current book read pyramid. russia is described as a pseudo country, a pseudo democracy with pseudo elections. who does it in sir oaken describes allies as putin's most important means of communication. gold put in claims. russia harbors no ill intentions against its neighbors, and says that they should not escalate tensions. elite the, it was, you, her open your mouth. now even the elites are noticing the tragedy of our country, or they are hit hard by the sanctioned la mall at a check, but they can't do anything. pohden has broken the wiring. there is no more reverse gear. the situation is hopeless, said dorothy,
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but at least there's willingness to help. and these are the pictures. maxine melnik has organized a transport of medicines to live if it is in contact with ukrainian hospitals. he continues to collect the other night, a man called and shyly asked if he could help happened on cassandra here comedy. so then i asked him, where are you from? are you from ukraine? he said neither. no, i didn't want to tell you. i'm ashamed. la, i'm from russia, that's really the log of course dialogue is possible, but only in such situations when people understand what has been done their dog unlocked hob, well that's a deep as on dish on a hub, we then talk longer and i had to calm him down it was to in get away again. vladimir, sir roxanne, also emphasizes that there is no black and white in this war. and if she or not, all russians are brutally at the poaching. her
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sasha, philippine co from bella was also lived in russia. but due to his open criticism, he was forced to go into exile or when the world is turned upside down, simply because someone wrote the truth about an oligarch. when a journalist is defamed and threatened as a result and is terrorized with break ins and constant noise, when you and your family are psychologically trapped until you break down in velo russian authors, sasha philly, panko, describes what it's like to be pursued by an all powerful force and his book, the hunt. it's originally it's like hits. you could also translate the title as
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hunted down, not just hon. oh it's it. but like a hunt in which you are che, our new choice book. we normally only talk about journalism was when they're persecuted and murdered in prisms or expelled an organ through use possible. but there are many other ways to put pressure on that of that stall. and that is what i wanted to describe, the godsa by film, which i wanted to show how this enormous pressure of, and doesn't only affect them castilla but also their families is not as t i even those not involved suffer it's units ah, fil, a panko experienced this himself as a journalist, today he is forced to live in exile because he criticized the powerful and bella roost and russia. he is threatened with imprisonment. his family is also suffering here in gaithersburg. he reports on the hardships of those who rebel machine. yeah, it's absolutely what we moved to basel from a small swiss village of homes that had been the stuttgart and then amsterdam oven on, which stood not. but my son wants to go back home and keeps asking me when will return
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we? ah, when we start from scratch, every time i e, a situation that many bell russian has no to day to restock north such us which has to lie below. we can't even go to our own parents. a funeral though, if something happens to them, things must be a good number on the hunt is powerful literature and a true revelation, especially for the sometimes naive west. the description of the mechanisms of persecution, the climate of fear, something potent enforced on ukraine with his troop maneuvers even before the invasion, noise, demonstrations of power, fake news. it's all about intimidation and wearing people down, controlled from above. diet them yet that he at that these are clear methods for silencing and intimidating people into following and carrying out order, logo, spouses, us. david dillard thus took the quarters. but most of these methods are used against individuals who to deny but also against the whole society. clue, jim,
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if i'm not chinook, tell him that this is there only means a heat that i'd need by nap name yet the yet them yet these methods are in humane chill. i'm horrible and are used in every sphere of life at all. nathan, just to tell us tanya. for phillip panko lucas, shank, owen, wooten, or like brothers in spirit, russia is becoming increasingly autocratic and lucas jenko is providing putin with a script, the persecution and brutal suppression of the opposition, the establishment of a dictatorship. russia is still lagging behind, but is catching up fast to let us as young book solution bella. ruth, we live in a dystopic grotesque, tragic comedy committee. fresh, he's just to watch, and russia is moving more and more in the same direction. i took it in so the for me, one thing is certain the heart of what you get on this trying to dachau on you won't arrive at disneyland melinda. phillip
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panko shows us that this could all have been expected. the west preferred to look the other way because of cheap raw materials. his stories describe the psychology of repression and revolt. for example, when he writes about an author who ends up in a grotesque court case for posting an empty message online. charged in a show trial because he marked the truth and by extension, the people of the fatherland. everyone can see the absurdity, but to speak. the truth would be too dangerous. oh, god, her blue do in the top of that feeling guilty for your homeland by acknowledging the truth. any thumbs as well. people in russia do not want to feel a shame attached to it, nor do they want to apologize. i taught this vignette, sir, but the most her yesterday's v now admitting ones mistake. mamma is a sign of weakness. it is 9 russia. she of course, she's nice because i'd slobbers t. e. a thought in through my teach to avoid this trauma,
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which though people prefer not to learn the truth at all. it and boyden and his next threatening yelling at the prop living in russia means being able to close one's eyes writes philippine co. a psychological study of the russian soul, and in a way of us to her another devastating consequence of the war. ukrainian artists working abroad to now no longer returned home. ah, the keep city ballet dancers perform masterfully despite their fear. they were on a european tour when war broke out and they became stranded in paris. please sit on the creating is an act of resistance sticky. it is an act that says to those who want to occupy ukraine to vladimir putin. here we continue to look ahead to look far, to use culture also as a peaceful weapons economic bessy exist, or the tattoo shot delay was immediately willing to host the ensemble in residence
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. the dancers are staying in paris indefinitely. they're stricken with worry about their fellow dancers who stayed home terrible, fin were shocked and tried to connect or feminine all the time during the day during the night. check news. i can't explain what i am filling because you invoice all that time. amid the anxiety, the chance to continue dancing and france is a lifeline for the dancers. being able to focus on work is kind of a bright point in our day when we get to focus on ballet steps and focus on music and something other than the conflict. anyway. each of their performances is a success and a form of artistic resistance to the war. raging back home.
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ah, that's it for this edition of arts. 21 will be back next week with more reports about the war in ukraine. see them? ah ah, with
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who the ukrainian people are in our thoughts, day and night as they are in victoria. so chin skis, she's a photographer living in berlin. she has ukrainian ruth and fears for the lives of her family and friends. her work reveals her strong connection. duramax in 90 minutes on
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they've had no peace for a for decades. the people of iraq country is devastated and there's no end to the violence. how did it come to this group this is revealed and unprecedented story. he behaved exactly like the government and the poison spread barrel with the great documentary series iraq destruction of a nation this week on
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d w a . ah, this is dw news live from berlin. russia widens it's aerial attacks on ukraine. and que braces its troops, edge closer, new satellite images appear to show our tillery firing towards residential areas. also in the show, the u. n. is calling in the fastest growing refugee crisis in world war 2. we report from the polish ukrainian border where thousands of refugees are processing
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