Tag Archives: Berlin

YCBS Feature: Wir sind Berliner

YCBS LogoJugendliche aus drei Ländern kommen in Berlin zusammen und produzieren eine Radiogeschichte über diese internationale Stadt. Sie interviewen sich gegenseitig, lernen spannende Menschen kennen, erzählen über ihre Zukunftsträume und begeben sich auf Spurensuche in den Bezirken Mitte und Schöneberg.

Das Radiofeature ist im Rahmen des tri-nationalen Radioprojektes „Mikrofon und Musik bringen uns zusammen. Städteportraits mal anders“, das Goethe Institut Paris gemeinsam mit YCBS durchgeführt hat.

Junge Radioreporter aus Deutschland, Frankreich und Tunesien dokumentieren in eigenen Radiofeatures, wie die Lebensrealität in ihrer Stadt aussieht. Ihr erstes Treffen fand in Marseille statt, zum zweiten Mal kommen sie in Berlin zusammen.

Radioworkshops im Haus der Jugend bei YCBS, Einspielen von Musikstücken, Interviews im Jugendmuseum Schöneberg und im Rathaus Schöneberg, Besuch des Reichstags und vieles mehr haben die Schüler aus drei Ländern erleben können.

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The Week in Germany: Berlin, Berlin, Dogs, Visas, Etc

Berlin's East Side Gallery.  Photo copyright dpa

Berlin’s East Side Gallery. Photo copyright dpa

In case you need some fodder for your street art festish.

Leather and Abel went on a Berlin graffiti tour and took pictures and will tell you all about it right here.

Or for your abandoned buildings fetish.

An abandoned bowling alley!?  How weird and creepy and cool.  Check out stories and photos here.

Germany loves dogs.

And so does Berlin.  But everything that Fotostrasse say about dogs in Berlin applies to most of the rest of the country as well.  (The generals, obviously, not the specifics.)

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Visiting Germany: An Australian in Berlin

by Mark Tomich

Brandenburg Gate.  Photo copyright dpa

Brandenburg Gate. Photo copyright dpa

Today’s guest post comes from an Australian fellow who spent some time in Germany and wanted to share his impressions.  You can finding him on Twitter @TomMark84.  Take it away Mark!

For a city perhaps best known for a wall, Berlin did not strike me as the most exhilarating of destinations for my latest overseas jaunt. As far as I was concerned, it meant cold weather, pretzels (of which I’m not the biggest fan), and stern-faced locals without much of a sense of humour.

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The Week in Germany: German Movie Ratings, Comedy, and Berlin

84 on the rhein

This is old, but it is awesome: An open letter from Berlin to all the people who can’t stop talking about it.

“It’s me, your old buddy Berlin! You may remember me from such important historical moments as “American president calls himself a donut”, “here come the Russians” and “black man outruns white men to the annoyance of other white men”. Yeah, that’s right, Berlin! Brandenburg’s noisy neighbour…

“How are you? What have you been up to lately? Doing a lot of those fun human things? Arguing with your neighbours? Being cruelly overlooked for promotions by your idiot of a boss? Making selfies? I bet you have. You little cute,  mobile, fun bag.”  Read the rest of the letter, penned by Adam Fletcher, here.

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64th Berlinale: Lessons in German History

by Leda Galanou and Manolis Kranakis

Photo courtesy Goethe-Institut Blog

Photo courtesy Goethe-Institut Blog

The 64th International Film Festival in Berlin has turned the spotlight onto unfamiliar aspects of German history on more than one occasion.

Films that tell us about German history in one way or another are traditionally included in the programme of Berlin’s International Film Festival. Usually they are about traumatisation caused by the Second World War, either in the “Panorama” documentary film programme, or in movies featuring in various other sections.

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Berlinale Blog: The Art of Networking in a Cathedral Under a Finnish Disco Ball

by Morten Vejlgaard Just

Disco ball | photo: Morten Vejlgaard Just

Disco ball | photo: Morten Vejlgaard Just

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is getting mixed reviews at the Berlinale: is it captivating and whimsical or a heartless rehash?

Opinions are divided at the Berlinale on Wes Anderson’s opening film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Some say he’s done it again: made another captivating oddball picture with his signature indie-hip quirkiness. Others – and I count myself among them – find that his cheeky rehashes lack heart, that they’ve lost their freshness and gone stale.

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Berlinale People: Andréa Picard

by Jutta Brendemühl

Andréa Picard, curator of TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival

Andréa Picard, curator of TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival

Andréa Picard is a curator of TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival. She talks to Berlinale blogger Jutta Brendemühl about her favourite section of the festival, namely the Young Cinema Forum, about passionate filmmakers and her soft spot for newcomers.

This is my 8th Berlinale. My favourite Berlinale section and why?

The Forum and Forum Expanded. Begun as an avant-garde riposte to the main festival, the Forum may not be as radical as it once was but it remains the most adventurous and cinephilic section of the Berlinale with its restorations and its offshoot, Forum Expanded. The latter celebrates new forms of cinema and its intersections with the visual arts.

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