Elisabeth Waller

"So I haven't seen her since the hospital, because I was away. So now I am back and I am very excited to see the baby today."

Elisabeth Waller volunteers with the Auntie Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women; an American initiative in cooperation with the Malteser Hilfsdienst. We are on our way to visit Maryam, her husband Javad and their newborn baby Elena.

Monika Müller-Kroll for NPR Berlin

Khatol Sediq from the NGO Malteser Hilfsdienst sees integration as a two-way street.

She believes that people from different cultures can understand each other and also respect their differences. She says it's great to get to know other cultures and to share your own culture and values.

Mujahid Kazmi

Mujahid Kazmi is from Parachinar, Pakistan and was among the thousands of refugees who arrived in Berlin last summer. Since then, he’s found a new life.

Lily Kelting

The latest action from the controversial group, the Center for Political Beauty, is pure agitprop. It’s not only provocative - it’s also complicated.

Gianfranco Rosi

The sound of the Mediterranean is captured by filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi. His documentary, "Fire At Sea," is set on the Sicilian Island of Lampedusa, which has become a symbol for migrant tragedies. Rosi's unusual portrayal of the island runs in this year's Berlinale competition.

"This is something Italy has been doing for the past 20 years, because Lampedusa, in this past 20 years, has passed 400,000 to 500,000 people from this tiny, tiny island."

Gianfranco Rosi talks to a small group of journalists at the Berlinale Palast: