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Life In Berlin: Berlinale 2017 - The Audience

Feb 8, 2017
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The 67th Berlinale Film Festival opens this week with the premiere of Django, a French film about the musician Django Reinhardt. For the next ten days, Potsdamer Platz turns into ‘festival village,’ thronged with industry members, the press, and celebrities.

transmediale/design akademie berlin, SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design

The Super Bowl commercial isn't just about pushing a product during breaks between football; it's a veritable genre. But it's strange, when you think about it, that many viewers willingly seek out, watch, and discuss advertising.

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“Germany provided very strong leadership and took principled and very practical measures and was very coherent in its approach to asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Europe in 2015 and 2016.”

Katharina Lumpp has been assisting and protecting refugees for more than 20 years. Since December 2015, she is the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Germany. Apart from showing leadership, says Lumpp, Germany is also...

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“Don’t let yourself harden in these hard times.” The lyrics by East-German protest singer Wolf Biermann have been running through Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick’s head lately. He recites them for the assembled press at Tuesday’s program preview.

Annette Hornischer/American Academy in Berlin

23 years after the founding of the American Academy in Berlin, author and journalist, Kati Marton, believes its existence is more important than ever.

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