The films portray 28 cities of the Goethe-Institut network. In Germany, the films are shot in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Leipzig by graduates of the German School of Journalism.

Six seasons, 28 cities, 180 seconds – the catalogue of criteria for the short films is so concisely formulated that it leaves each film-maker and video journalist ample artistic freedom. Usually, a protagonist guides viewers through stories cast in documentary form, giving his or her city a face. The framework consists of four thematic seasons: “Space and Time” will be released in spring 2015, “With One Another – Against One Another” in summer, “Sharing and Exchanging” in autumn, and in winter, under the title of “Tomorrow”, the film-makers will venture a look into the future of their cities.

From Berlin to Bogota, and back over Tokyo and Kolkata! In 180 seconds a picture of the city emerges, showing what unites us and what makes us different. What moves city-dwellers and how do they move? How do they interact and when do they clash? How do they allot their time and how do they exchange their possessions? How do they envision the future?

Young international journalists and filmmakers compile reports and impressions, which they then compose into a kaleidoscope of inter-cultural comparison, a global and urban snapshot that gives “their” city a face.

“180 Seconds City” is a joint production of the Goethe-Institut and the German School of Journalism.

Fashion: 180 Seconds in Sydney

Sydney: App for fair fashion Bethany loves fashion; at the same time she is eco-conscious. Her app “Good on You” is intended to help fashion enthusiasts to pay attention to sustainability when buying clothes. Click on the image to start the video: More about the #180sec project on goethe.de/180sec

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Fashion: 180 Seconds in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg: Sewing costumes They must look like 150 years ago: Shenja sews costumes for theatrical productions of Dostoyevsky's “The Idiot” in St. Petersburg. Click on the image to start the video: More about the #180sec project on goethe.de/180sec

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Fashion: 180 Seconds in Manila

Manila: Fashion photographer Cenon Norial III is a fashion photographer in Manila. Together with his partner Mav Bernardo, he explores the fashion and club scene of the Philippine capital. Click on the image to start the video: More about the #180sec project on goethe.de/180sec

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Fashion: 180 Seconds in Hamburg

Hamburg: Inspired by the harbour Hamburg without its harbour - unthinkable. The designers of the Hamburg fashion label “Dreimaster” draw inspiration for their designs from ships and old sailors tales. Click on the image to start the video: More about the #180sec project on goethe.de/180sec

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:30+00:00 July 12th, 2016|#180sec|Comments Off on Fashion: 180 Seconds in Hamburg