ACHTUNG BERLIN Blog 2017: Siberian Love

     |    Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Maybe sometimes it’s really more about the question than the answer. In the musical Fiddler On the Roof, Tevya the milkman, after many years of marriage, suddenly asks his wife if she loves him. Taken aback she replies: “Do I love you? For twenty-five years, I’ve washed your clothes, Cooked your meals, cleaned your house, 

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ACHTUNG BERLIN 2017 Blog: 1917 – Der wahre Oktober

     |    Monday April 24th, 2017

“The personal stories bring it all home.” When my son was little, he got it into his head that I was a communist and took great delight in going around saying so. Of course times had changed since I was a kid. Back then, I also took some great delight in bringing a few of 

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ACHTUNG BERLIN 2017 Blog: Dil Leyla

     |    Sunday April 23rd, 2017

“We celebrate and morn at the same time.” Given recent events in Turkey, DIL LEYLA Asli Özarslan’s debut film, appears at a very significant time. I had never heard of it’s subject, Leyla Imret, and in fact all of the Google hits for her were in Turkish, but from her history, it’s pretty easy to 

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Repression and resistance in Istanbul: Tarlabaşı and Me

     |    Thursday March 16th, 2017

Repression and resistance in Istanbul: Tarlabaşı and Me was first published on the 19th oyf February 2015 in openDemocracy. Harriet Fildes was so kind to allow us this re-issue on accompanying the German release of TARLABASI AND ME. Repression and resistance in Istanbul: Tarlabaşı and Me HARRIET FILDES, MARIANNA FRANCESE, and JAAD GAILLET 19 

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Parcours D’Amour – Premiere mit Regisseurin Bettina Blümner

     |    Saturday May 30th, 2015  |     1

Berliner Regisseurin Bettina Blümner hat vor acht Jahren Aufsehen erregt mit “Prinzessinenbad”, einem unverblümten Porträt heranwachsender Frauen aus Berlin-Kreuzberg. Für ihren neuesten Dokumentarfilm “Parcours D’Amour” hat es Blümner nach Paris verschlagen, die Stadt der Liebe. Und genau um Herzensdinge geht es. Blümner begleitet fünf Pariser, die die sogenannten besten Jahre bereits hinter sich gelassen. Das 

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