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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Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik- Eine Lektion mit Harun Farocki

     |    Thursday August 14th, 2014

Wie heißt der erst der erste Film, der jemals zur Aufführung kam? Ich hab es mal gewusst, aber dann wieder vergessen…In Harun Farockis Filmessay “Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik” sind Bilder dieses Werks zu sehen, dessen Titel ist: “Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik”. Jetzt weiß ich es wieder! Und nicht nur das. Vom erste Moment an war 

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51st Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

     |    Friday January 1st, 2010

51 years ago, on January 1, 1959, revolutionary forces under Fidel Castro conquered the Cuban capital Havana and effectively ended to the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. In the turbulent years that followed, Cuba became a beacon of hope through its egalitarian social gains and international solidarity. It was also plagued by ruthless treatment of dissenting 

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