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the war in ukraine has been going on for more than a month. artists and creatives are also affected. some are resisting on the grounds . others have escaped to bro, would onst 21 with a true life story about displacement and life in the wake of war. but fust, how feature films bring war propaganda to a mass audience or i believe, but of all on the ag, did me know from the start, the war and ukraine has been a war of images, images of ukrainian president of low to me, or soleski as a defy it. every man graving russian attacks or on social media, skillfully using images of courageous civilians to inspire resistance at home. and
around the world. was they make a little bit on rush and state media. we have images of president vladimir putin raging about. suppose a ukrainian drug addicts and neo nazis alongside images of alleged ukrainian attacks on civilians. we're definitely seeing now the absolute propaganda coming from russia was this new dimension of thank news that are disguised ass, you know, honest news services, you know, telling citizens about what is going on. i mean, what fake news do is they rely on some sensationalism and, and emotions. so it's looks like serious news to people who don't know better. of all these images on both sides are deliberate. how we see the war. any war is framed by our image of the enemy. and our image of the enemy
is framed by what we've been trained to see through the soft propaganda of film fiction. it's a propaganda tradition that extends back through cinema history. 30 eyes inched. i knew what the enemy looked like. in his classic silent film, battleship potemkin, he depicts troops of evil cause acts like an impersonal killing machine. this scene justifies a later act of violence in the film. when the heroic rebels fire on the surface military would say there's baseline, fundamental strategies for depicting enemies. they're usually shot from below. they're usually seen as menacing. they're usually depicted as personifications of death or abstractions, or perhaps personified personified vermin,
or other animals that are easily demonized and usually kill that image of the enemy hasn't changed much in a century of cinema work. in lone survivor, the impersonal army of killers. are taliban not cossacks? while the film makes no grand statements to justify the war and afghans stand like so many war films? many made with the help of the american military and the images of a monstrous, overwhelming enemy, underscore foreign policy objectives. the it's about justifying certain kinds of foreign policy positions. it's about selling weapons and making sure that the american public understands that large expenditures are necessary in order to conduct these foreign policy operations. for decades, america's movie enemy number one was russia. the russians are the craze.
killers in rambo. 3 and in top gun, we are just the symbol of rushes. red star means the threat of death from above. hoover, i'm going to go ahead to head with them. russia has always been a go to enemy, you know, it was the case in the cold war to been the case for the last 20 years. they're an easy enemy to put on the screen and they serve us interests as an enemy pretty well . go free. the cold war, so american cinema, at its most jingle istic, in 1984 hit red dawn. the soviets invade america. right? the russians are shown as heartless,
gothic killers. over the years in 2012, hollywood did a remake in place of the russians. the bodies this time were supposed to be chinese . but a switch in u. s. foreign policy to pro china forced a last minute change in the script their wipers, including us central command. this film was changed so that china was not the enemy anymore, but north korea was as ridiculous as that sounds that north korea would stage a land invasion the united states. this is the red dawn of 2012 and work in politics usually gets the final cut. since putting came to power, there have been a deluge of russian films on world war 2, called the great patriotic war in russia. in 2018 epic
t. 34 brave russian soldiers battle the evil nazis trying to destroy them. today's propaganda towards ukraine draws directly on the cinematic images of the end of what we're seeing today. if we think maybe just specifically about your crime is a very visual, fastest mouth, see type of propaganda where there's absolutely no nuance in the sort of to pick thing the enemy and very clear visual language. so there is a direct line in the way that the nazi enemy images are being revoked in today's russia. but in the middle of an actual war framing the other side in terms of made up a movie, batteries may make it harder to find real world peace. i think after the russian invasion of ukraine, we're going to see the flood gates open. i think they are going to be an even
easier enemy. and i think is unfortunate in a certain sense because that is going to play into a global relationship. that is going to make diplomacy harder when diplomacy is needed, more than ever from feature films, to real life stories, a young man fleeing the syrian war, finds refuge in ukraine. his tale is told by a ukrainian filmmaker now faced with war, herself. the done bas region in easton ukraine, the full, the russian invasion. it's the setting of the documentary, this rain will never stop a film about the war and on bass, which began in 2014 and continues to this day. a documentary that's already become a historical document in its own right. it was directed by alina go, nova,
we spoke with her on march 7th in ukraine's besieged capital chief. i feel to my last year and the right now i think i'm like another person person who fields that's moving because yes, everything changed. and that's wold sir, doesn't exist in any more. in this world, russian tanks stand outside the city. alina cordova has been taking part in the volunteer service. there. she can't say precisely where the 8 center is located. for security reasons, i'm into my car knee on the hour. there are by, i couldn't say this, we are trying to distribute to and coordinate to 8 comments, aaron 8 ah, for if it's really on an order for the also for an army. ah, we are trying to organize ourselves in some way because duration is very tough. in
2018, she filmed at a check point between ukrainian and separatist controlled areas in the east of the country. even then tensions were rising along the dividing line. that's where she met andree sulaiman who worked for the red cross seeing the war and his homeland syria, he sought refuge in his mother's homeland easton ukraine and found himself in another rural sir. she told them florence to my office. them 1st was just done with the customer. is chris with customer the deal with your
symbol missouri? this field was created by itself in some way. so it us, sir, we were full in reality and we realized during the human, something bigger in the documentary, his story becomes a universal one. turning the film into a meditation on the nature of war itself, ukraine's military on parade a fascinating and disconcerting sight. but to day the filmmaker says this scene has taken on a new meaning before that so ah, a lot of fun people, a bro b. they said that it's like a militarization or something. great. that's but right now we could see that actually right now, this people there protects him ourselves from these crazy army. the homelands of both andry solomon's parents are caught up in wools. his father stays
in contact with all the family members. now scattered around the world. his parents chose to stay in ukraine in 2014, despite the conflict. and so did he to stale to flee a dilemma in which every answer speaks of los a with wanted andresen a man state back, then ask alina gold over today? and the answer is clear. i think that's a, he's following the same thing says am i am. because i want to leave my car. i don't want to leave it on the door money. i would, i would really love this country. so i really love people. but we have our own home,
we have our own country, and i don't want to leave. so the stress right now you're creating unrighteous. it's not a choice, andree. i think he decided to say because here he knows what to do. he knows where to work. he knows he has france. when we spoke with the filmmaker in early march, henri sulaiman was okay. he wasn't on bass, but in another city. his messages were brief. back then when she was filming, she accompanied him when he visited his uncle in an iraqi refugee camp. she wanted to show horse physical and psychological effects and how war and peace alternate. i just want to tell that the, it's like a circle and we're like a go in there on the circle every time in our history. ah strong, the very, very beginning from bench in time. so we are starting this war and we couldn't starboard 100. see me and maybe that see something inside ourselves.
why start wolves? when we long for peace? where does the urge to fight to come from? for a country or for those we love her film asks these questions once that now calls go over sleepless nights. but she says, now's not the time to go looking for answers, we decided with my friends. we decided to sell it to larry, and in the hope that we will as soon it's really my hope is we will go further forward. and we will try to derek your by our territories right now. ah. so it's our big dream. thank you so much. everything. okay. bye bye. good. and now hope and reality seemed very far apart. the destruction continues. buildings plans for the future lives and long cultivated cultural relationships are
also being disrupted, which is also affecting major museums in berlin. the artist museum in berlin. the alternator in our gallery signs of solidarity with ukraine are everywhere, but collaboration and dialogue with museums and russia had been put on hope since putin's attack on ukraine. deco culture has no chance, and war war destroys everything. this one was it was a full strand of applicant. how it was you had to remember that even in times where there may have been my political tensions, culture and science, i've always been universally seen as opening the door to dialogue and an instrument for dialogue in that suddenly changed to ship it. peter, for indigo. v as victory as shit. and well it's, it's really disturbing because it's interrupted, longstanding relationships also. and of course we're also worried about our partners. got the people who work in these institutions abiding the prussian
cultural heritage foundation which administers cultural institutions in a near berlin. has built strong ties to russia, large parts of its collections or even there, they were taken to the soviet union after world war 2. we were shifting ones here. ah, the yeah, almost 80 years after the end of the war. we're still dealing with its aftermath. phone complex, we're trying to reassemble some collections to leak on to reconstruct knowledge. and now another war started at that can also, in this war, is again targeting people along with their cultural heritage. it is in this kind of destruction is happening again. these are, are fun such true. many exhibits such as the treasure of abs, valdez discovered new berlin in 1913 and dating back to the bronze age, only exist as copies and berlin. the originals are in the push museum in moscow. more than 10000 artifacts were taken to the soviet union as war spoils by the red army and are still stored there many in warehouses. but russian and german researchers developed a vibrant network of collaboration and dialogue on the on being on this model is
researchers is to learn as much as we can about these artifacts and to make that knowledge available. and it isn't obviously, the school soon sibling and europe without borders was the name of a successful collaborative project between russia and germany. but the exhibition was only ever allowed to be shown inside russia. it started in 2007 with the major exhibition in moscow. focusing on treasures of the merovingian dynasty. the bronze age followed in 2013 at the opening and st. petersburg, german, chancellor, and get a medical met vladimir putin and delivered a provocative speech. he isn't em. i know it is our opinion that these exhibits should return to germany. good fun comes, voices. the collaboration went smoothly, but the return of artifacts remained a sticking point. recently, the iron age exhibition featured at the hermitage in saint petersburg and the state historical museum in moscow. due to the pandemic, artifacts from berlin were sent to russia, but none of the researchers could go a virtual tour and
a glossy catalogue documented the exhibition. will this new war bring with it a new ice age and cultural relations between germany and russia? german cultural commissioner, claudia volt, hopes that won't be the case. salvage hip. all we need will bridge izzy up. we have to build breaches where all these up building roles smell on a risk this high. so i'll pose cultural by cotton and quote, tool boy caught via zit toys did. we were bound by a shared love for these artifacts, forbidden movies that carried us through, even in difficult times on us. and i hope we will be able to pick up where we left off of the de la mancha from con, current exhibition projects are already being affected by the war. in the james seem on gallery and in the noise museum, the special exhibition shamans worlds will open in may without the originally planned russian contributions. the exhibition will also not travel to the pushkin museum in moscow as had been planned. it would have been a sensation for the 1st time since world war 2, the primes treasure, and slee,
mine's other finds from troy, would have been united there. the war has also made itself felt in the berlin state library. according to the new general director, ocoee monta, the large eastern europe section no longer receive new publications from ukraine or russia. the german russian library dialogue has also been put on hold alice on hold or but everything is on hold us. but with a great hope that we can start it up again to send off the sticker, because these are important projects that unite people ease when it combines the foster, the common understanding that wars and conflicts like the one we are currently experiencing. so always under years of progress. just you and see mary, don't ya? absolute valve in times like now looking at ukrainian russian children's books in the library collection helps the books i can boast. i says our testament to the 2
countries shared longing for peace. oh, for peace. in the poets city of odessa, people are preparing for the west. many women and children are fleeing abroad. some musicians from odessa also may detach the country, and now performing on stage with the legends. her. she bold sound scapes, monumental as though you could force back an entire russian army. with an orchestra . film, composer, hunt simmer, specializes in dramatic musical backdrops and a soundtrack of heroes. he booked the odessa opera orchestra for his european tour more than 2 years ago. but then the pandemic interfered and now the ukrainian
musicians homeland is being ravaged by war. only some members of the orchestra were able to flee the hob, we really only managed to get 10 people from the orchestra out at the end of the day. sorry. and those 10 people are here and that would you please stand up blue. 7 the turn musicians and know on a european tour with handsomer, bringing the trauma of their escape along with them. very ivana dank, remembers being woken by her mother. no longer videos she said, pack your things, get ready to move into the cellar. well that's how that morning started though that we didn't understand anything at the time. sure. what it was terrible is it because you dont understand it because you've never been in a situation like it before. this feeling still clings to me for
yeah, i still worry whenever i remember it, as of now she's safe. but half the orchestra stayed in ukraine. some of them have joined soldiers on the battlefield. musicians from all over europe have stepped in as replacements. marriage with storage and the message to him was granting 3 pieces. we feel united with the musicians who have joined us. if you're just with duck, you're the one and we see ourselves as a european family though, which involve as much as reasoning. but the ortho allows us to learn. most music is at all times, it's a very important part of our lives suited for that because it help us to distract us youngers, just because i think especially when something sad is happening. william naga as it is now long no,
just to him to visual imagery. their grandmother was the stage a place of refuge to forget all their worries for a brief moment, at least in some dylan i'm the fact that we're here does me make it any easier than for those who stayed? we are really suffering and we feel great pain for our people. amvoy several nashua order. when we pray, the wall will soon be over. they're not just playing for the audience, but for their families and the people of ukraine. by late april they will have performed more than 20 cities. what comes next? no one knows. we should just need the we not thinking about the future now my mike tosto, our values have completely changed yet. soccer fan like much of what used to be
important to us has now turned to dotson chest, roscoe, we no longer have any plans. sawyer allies will never be the same again. yes, even inside us to nothing is as it was municipal or chasing of luckily we know how important it is to cherish our loved ones. and each new day, when we tried to give our best every day, because no one knows walked to morrow will bring his lashed up, which it's after music as a steadying force in the face of uncertainty. the musician strength and courage has made a profound impression on handsomer thank you for having recovered. he could be of this to thank you for being part of our family. we love you, all of all of the big or the next piece is of course dedicated to the women of ukraine, and that can only be one piece. wonder will abstracts, i wonder, what would have
been the war in ukraine has led to an outpouring of solidarity and polarizing viewpoints of per diva. and an a trip co has condemned the war, but not russian. president putin now she's been dropped by her job and management. her german label says it won't be recording any further productions with her for now. the debates continues is canceling russian culture the right thing today.
who journeys of dispatch with natalia and demo they were ruled when the rule broke out. now they want to return to ukraine to their children with maria and her grandchildren from odessa, difficult to escape by foot and hitch hiking ukrainians. please putin troops to an uncertain future close up in 30 minutes on
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