Today Sarah of workingberlinmum talks about life without a cell phone and watching soccer with her son. You can find her here every Thursday.
There is hype in Berlin and it’s all about the tech scene–the combination of creativity and affordable real estate in a cool metropolis has welcomed the international community. Excited entrepreneurs have flocked to the new mecca as it stabilizes an ecosystem for newborn companies, inviting investors brave enough to take big risks on original ideas.
What makes the European market distinct from other technological epicenters is a very dispersed market. The Eurozone is divided into 24 countries with different languages and these areas are further divided into smaller business districts. This fragmentation changes the way start-ups in Berlin are approached, viewed, and developed.
Today Sarah from workingberlinmum is back at YG to tell us about the Zoo BabyCard that makes a trip to the zoo with the kids affordable for new parents. You can read more about Sarah’s adventures in Berlin with two kids here. Thanks for joining us Sarah! Enjoy!
Did you know that Berlin-based mums with little babies can go to the Zoo, the Tierpark or the Berlin Aquarium as often as you like for 13 months for just €20? Seriously! Want to know how? Well I’m going to tell you!
One of the fabulous pluses of living in Berlin is the Zoo BabyCard scheme. I had a card with Milo back when he was little but things have changed in the 4 years since he was born.
On the last day of the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen attends the awards ceremony and says goodbye.
After the gala is before the gala. After the DFJW prizes were awarded came the big event: the awarding of the Golden Bears in the Berlinale-Palast. In the sixth row! A seat behind Christian Petzold, two behind Andrea Sawatzki. And Katja Riemann directly to my left.
The awarding of the Bears is harmonious, though I thought “Camille Claudel 1915″ was better than the press did. The doubts about “Prince Avalanche,” however, I can get behind. The Golden Bear is for “Child’s Pose,” and the film earned it, though I found “An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker” more fascinating. It made sense that it got the Jury Grand Prix Award, as well as the prize for Best Actor.
I bet the Berliners are all longing for sunny weather like this right now. Here’s to the quick arrival of spring!
On the 9th day of the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen talks about selecting the winner of the “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” award.
And the winner is…”Zwei Mütter”! Ok, ok, it wasn’t the Golden Bear. Actually it wasn’t a bear at all. But it was the trophy of the DFJW prizes. And that is, at least, the only prize in the category “Perspektive Deutsches Kino.” And then we couldn’t resist a bit of praiseworthy name-dropping. Santiago Gil created a short film that could not be overlooked with “Chiralia.” It was generally a very good year for “Perspektive,” and many of its films that weren’t premiered will come to the theaters. “Metamorphosen” contains minutes-long landscape takes and is in the process one of the most exciting documentaries that I have ever seen.
At the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen watches Claude Lanzmann receive a golden bear.
If one studies the depiction of the Holocaust in film, one cannot avoid him: Claude Lanzmann. His Opus Magnum “Shoa” is 540 minutes long and includes no archived photos.
Friday Lanzmann was honored the “Goldenen Ehrebären” for his life’s work, a moving moment in the Berlinale-Palast. Subsequently his film “Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures” was shown. In his speech he raved about bears. He likes white polar bears, the brown bear, and even the Russian bear. He then received three standing ovations.
Thank you, dear Berlinale, that this charismatic, important documentary maker was honored!