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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 brill would abs 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 a blue bottle on the key. did media from the start of the war, and ukraine has been a war of images, images of ukrainian president of low to me, or so lensky as a defiant, 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 re make
a little bit on russian state media. we have images of president vladimir putin raging about, suppose it ukrainian drug addicts and the nazis alongside images of alleged ukrainian attacks on civilians. we're definitely seeing now absolute propaganda coming from russia with this new dimension of fake news that are disguised ass on us to use 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. 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 say to the soft propaganda of film fiction
. it's a propaganda tradition that extends back through cinema history. sergey eisenstein 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. the scene justifies a later act of violence in the film. when the heroic rebels fire on the surface military i 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 easily killed. 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 objective. the it's about justifying certain kinds of foreign policy positions. it's about sewing 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. cooper, i'm going to go ahead to head with them. russia has always been a go to enemy, you know, it was a case in a cold war. it's been the case for the last 20 years. they're an easy enemy to put on the screen and they serve us and they serve us interests as an enemy pretty well . go free. the cold war. so american cinema, at its most jingle with thick 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 baddies 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. there wipers out, 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 film on politics usually get the final cut. since putting came to power, there 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. pennies
propaganda towards ukraine draws directly on the cinematic images of the enemy. 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 sort of to pick thing the enemy and very clear visual language. so there is a direct line and 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 heard 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 rural herself. the don 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 right now i think the time 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 in my car, knee on the yard. there are, i couldn't say this. we are trying to distribute and coordinate to 8 comments. aaron, 8 ah, 4 bits that really aren't on order for that. also for an army. ah, we are trying to organize ourselves in some way because duration is very tough. in 2018 she says that
a check point between ukrainian and separatist controlled areas in the east of the country. even then tensions were rising along the dividing line. hey, that's where she met under the sulaiman who worked for the red cross fleeing the war. in his homeland syria, he sought refuge in his mother's homeland easton ukraine and found himself and another. wilson boy, she told them coronel tomorrow. his stomach was most just smith with the 1st month is chris with mister with jim wood, missouri. this phil was created by itself in some way. so it us,
so we were full in reality and we realized during the human, it's 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 i lot of people, i'm a bro bay. they said that it's like a militarization or something. great, that's buy bread. now we could see that actually right now, this people that protects him ourselves from these crazy army. the homelands of both andries salih, men'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 loss. not now i know with wanted andreessen a man stayed back then ask alina, go 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 him alone. in germany, 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 ukrainian, russia just now the choice on tv. i've seen kids decided to say because here he knows what to do. he knows where to work. you know he has graham. when we spoke with the filmmaker in early march, andries layman 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 or physical and psychological effects and how war and peace alternate. i just want to tell that it's like historical. and we're like a go in around the circle every time in our history. strong though, everybody beginning from bench and science. we are starting this war and we couldn't stop at 3 means maybe let's say something inside our cell.
why start rules? when we long for peace, where does the urge to fight come from? for a country or for those we love her film, ask these questions on that now. cause gall over sleepless nights, but she says no, not the time to go looking for answers. we decided to leave my friend. we decided this down to the very and, and i hope that we will resume. it's really my hope that we will go further forward and we will try to do q by our territory right now. so it's our big dream. thank you so much. everything. good. okay. bye bye. good. now hope and reality seem 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 alternate to now 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. this wasn't 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. the people who work in these institutions are by 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 or the ending on this. my goal 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 at 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 in saint petersburg, german chancellor, and get a medical met vladimir putin and delivered a provocative speech. he isn't them. i know it is our opinion that these exhibits should return to germany dodged on console. 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 israel. we have to build breaches where others are building roles, smell on this, this high. so i'll pose cultural bi cotton and quote tool boy caught via zit toys did. we were bound by a shared love for these artifacts for button these that carried us through, even in difficult times on off. and i hope we will be able to pick up where we left off of the de la uncle from con. current exhibition projects are already being affected by the war in the james seaman gallery and in the noise museum, the special exhibition shaman's 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 priam treasure and shamans other fines 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, aki 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 use when the combined. so they 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 yachts luc valve in times like now looking at ukrainian russian children's books in the library collection helps the books i can both to says are testament to the 2 countries shared longing for peace. hopes 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, and now performing on stage with the legends. her, she bowled sound scapes, monumental as though you could force back an entire russian army with an orchestra . film composer handsomer, specializes in dramatic musical backdrops, and a soundtrack of heroes. he booked the odessa opera orchestra for his european 2 or 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. and those 10 people are here, or that would you please stand up blue, the turn musicians and know on a european tour with handsomer, bringing the trauma of their escape along with them. very vaunted dank, remembers being woken by her mother. no longer with your said pack, your things get ready to move into the seller. well, that's how that morning started the way that we didn't understand anything at the time. ensure what it was terrible is that because you don't understand it because you've never been in a situation like it before. this feeling still clings to me through
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 the william venus. it was a grunting therapist that we feel united with immunizations who have joined our secret interest with duck. the other one and we see ourselves as a european family. that though which version of his life is renewed with ortho allows us to lead nurse music is at all times lead a very important part of our lives with her. because it, how was it to distract us youngers, just because i do, especially when something sad is happening, when im lager, as it is now long. no, just the room to visually mercury. 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 and for those who stayed were really suffering and we feel great pain for our people now boy, several nashua order. when we pray, the war will soon be over there 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 was it just need to we not thinking about the future now. my mike tosto, our values have completely changed yet. soccer families, much of what used to be important to us has now turned to darling. because just because we no longer have any plans, sawyer allies will never be the same. again,
even e get inside us to nothing is as it was meaningless, but she seemed looking we know how important it is to cherish our loved ones and each new day when we try to give our best every day because no one knows what tomorrow will bring his lashed up, which it's after music as a steadying force in the face of uncertainty. the musicians strength and courage has made a profound impression on handsomer. thank you for having the coward, he can be of this to thank you for being part of our family. we love you all of the speak. all of the big for the next piece is of course dedicated to the women of ukraine, and that can only be one piece. wonder well, abstracts. i wonder what would
have been the war in ukraine has led to an outpouring of solidarity and polarizing viewpoints, upgrade 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 gemma 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.
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ah, ah, [000:00:00;00] ah, this is dw news, live from bourbon on the brink of humanitarian catastrophe. the mayor of the besieged port city of mario, or warns of disaster if more evacuations are not possible. he accuses the russian military of genocide saying it's trying to wipe his city from the face of the earth . also on the show, the drama continues in hollywood after an on stage slap at the oscars actor will