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tv   Zu Tisch  Deutsche Welle  November 21, 2020 9:30pm-10:01pm CET

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a government project is seeking to change that culture for 60 minutes. i'm not proud of it will not succeed in dividing us about not succeed in taking the people off the streets because we're tired of the stick trying to show up. taking a stand, global news that matters, made for minds. i'm an author and witness to world events. that's all. it was the hardest decision in my life. because i didn't want to hold on banking to germany and was like a child. and half blind. and really
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age for artists who have fled political persecution in their own countries and settled in berlin. what drove them to leave? what challenges did they face in their new home? what attracted them to the german capital? people in berlin are demonstrating for every bello reuss, theater director. at smith's a charge, who is one of the cold organizers of the protest. he's glad that he can express his opinion freely in germany. and that we can send
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a signal from abroad in the berlin is not indifferent to what is happening in the marines to the situation in our homeland and citizens are doing. we're simply saying we're helping you are supporting you and in their mass protests have been taking place in belo roost for months with the demonstrators calling for an end to the country's authoritarian regime. police have clamped down on them heavily even if they are no longer there. go in other bella ruffians in berlin, feel part of the wider protest. force our hand. we don't want that. we just knew things aren't right to charge cool. left dello russo over 10 years ago. he had always opposed to the
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regime and had organized protests and hunger strikes. as a result, he was arrested locked up for days at a time without charge i always say that if i had stayed, i would become a professional revolutionary. i was allowed to study. i would never have got a good job of education. 100 in jail because i took part in protests and because of my views. so i had to make up my mind and i wanted to do what i love. art thanks to a ground, he was able to go to poland, where he acted and directed plays, both in the offbeat, are seen and in state theaters, including a production of the idiot. you know, he still works in poland. he prefers to live in berlin. he says he loves the
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alternative district of course back because people here are free to think and do as they please. he discovered a new kind of protest across back their constant process and procedure. but it was important for me to see the different forums and how they were organized. transferring this knowledge of the russian forces belongs to protest. he's currently working on an exhibition about civil society and bella ruse. he says that he was politicized as a young man by an encounter with some german punks who were visiting dello, russo and listen to the sex pistols were basically was so cool. and they talked about freedom and civil rights and that was actually new for us. we were kids in the city and all of
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a sudden we discovered another culture and shewed me that there was another world out there as well as where you were totally different from the 100 new border. there was a kind of break stopping society from developing. we were constantly told what to do and what not to do. and we had to follow her apparatus. the relationship between the state and the individual today is something he often examines in his work. the piece, projection paranoia shrine integrates texts written by the r.a.f. terrorist rico meinhof, who explored how far political resistance could go hopes
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that his work will resonate in bella ruse to see myself as a bridge between berlin in case something happens there. a bridge between berlin, but then i'd like to find the need between institutional state and the underground to stay there on the ground. right now berlin has more such so for the time being who will be staying put now to meet the vice president of penn center, germany. it's one of some 150 said centers supported by writers association pending international attention to authors who have been persecuted for exercising their right to freedom of expression. its german center helps them find refuge in germany
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. worldwide. many writers still live dangerously. there are countries which are always at the bottom of the list, like north korea, in terms of freedom of expression. and every tree is not fair ahead. for 10 years in the last 3 or 4 years turkey's gotten much worse and remains level each year and international documents, cases in which writers have been imprisoned are subjected to other restrictions, you know. but there are also many cases we knew nothing about. for example, in china it's like a black hole. international death sentences are executed, there are only very rarely does work. sometimes when joe ching feels lonely, he goes for a stroll, being out nature calms him helps him clear his mind and focus.
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he's lived in berlin for the past like nature, but i don't feel it's woman one particular place. i have no special connection to a certain place on earth. i've lived in mostly in the us with up and in beaching. here in germany, i live here and there. i think that stems from my time in jail. since then, i have this sense of restlessness under him in terms of the gun in 1989, protests erupted at beijing's tiananmen square and elsewhere in china. tens of thousands of young chinese demanded greater freedom but the pro-democracy movement was brutally suppressed. judging, helped organize demonstrations in his hometown she on. for this, he was sentenced to 2 and a half years behind bars and forced to spend the 1st 2 months in solitary
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confinement. locked up in a dark underground cell. the only freedom year after $51.00 days. he had to carry me out of the cover my eyes at 1st. i didn't know why, but i spent all this time in total darkness. i would have probably gone blind in a harrowing experience. but judging has remained undeterred. one widely respected nonfiction author and publisher in china. he's kept writing books in exile. he's a very gracious reader to his an enthusiastic cook, a passion he discovered as a single parent for him eating is about companionship and looking after one's health. but cooking also brings up grim memories from time behind bars, to war,
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jail. after more than 30 people on death row, who don't leave a few days or weeks left to live. they were strapped to their beds, arms and legs spread to their sides. what a crucial fiction call with you, there is a hole in their bed to difficult after relieving themselves are so i would wipe them clean if you will. i also said in their final moments, it was all that mattered judging process to the experience in a book. it tells the story of 15 different prisoners on death row and includes recipes for the last meal they ate before they were executed with. a leading german literary magazine has published an excerpt of the book. his translator and good friend, susanna becker, will translate the book into german. joe ching regularly covers highly sensitive
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topics that few in china would dare discuss. for research purposes, he sometimes returns to his homeland. though he's careful to stay off the radar as a beggar describes it. but unlike his artist friend, i way way joe ching resists the label. dissident. i am an author and witness to world events. that's all. a courageous one for sure. joe ching carried out extensive research in china for his documentary film. i don't quite recall which addresses a dark chapter of chinese history revolution. the film revolves around the lynching of 2 teachers at the hands of their students. it features interviews with people who may have witnessed the killings. see this election that she will take to the
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recent events in paris show how timely my documentary is a teacher was killer, sparking global outreach by film talks about how to train these teachers were beaten to death. but to this day, new body news who's responsible talks about this event. judging 2000 for him, vesta gave book about china's food industry, became an international bestseller, exposed to ruthless, stops at nothing to maximize its profits, including adding dangerous chemicals to products. it was translated into several languages 15 years ago i started telling people that chinese food is unsafe. and chinese food production methods can cause epidemics like sars.
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but nobody to perceive the asli. who think european politicians and food manufacturers are harming themselves when they import chinese products. currently working on new documentary films about china. he's been barred from entering the country. but that won't deter him. he's not easily intimidated. what's germany's role when it comes to offering protection to people threatened and persecuted and i think germany please an important role. then germany's voice is very significant within the context of pen international for one of the writers in exile program that was created by the minister of culture. in 2000, it was to be off a debt of gratitude for writers who had to flee germany in 1933,
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found refuge abroad. or now we can persecuted writers and from all over the world. but even in the very thought of, when the nazis came to power in 1933, a whole generation of writers was silenced. their works were banned and burned their lives were threatened. many fled, others were killed. today german cities such as where the nazis held their rallies, taken exiles from all over. this of course is just a trick of the usually. there are many more writers and that's why many make their own way if they can and their place of refuge is often berlin. it's a bit of home, away from home for a syrian in exile at the pergamon museum in the historic center of berlin. offers
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tours for refugees. she explains the history of the exhibits and how they can transport people back in time. just close your eyes, try to smell and you will feel at home. and there is always like a very nice trips. we go through closing her eyes and think about our memories, our heritage, many visitors return time and again provide comfort in stability. coming here also helps combat her homesickness after she was forced to flee syria 6 years ago. i used to say it's my music. and i am one of the very rare people who used to go to the museum almost every studied art in damascus and wrote for
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a children's magazine. she's also a successful children's book author. she suffered under bashar al assad's regime until 2011. when the anti-government protests known as the arabs. again, it's give me a hope that time to change. we leave leave with since long time joined in the demonstrations and fought for change. but the protests were brutally suppressed. repeatedly arrested and eventually fled. her homeland was the hardest because her whole new series leave all her friends and fellow protesters behind. she hasn't heard a word from many of them since they arrested her abductors. are
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they even still alive? her art works to picture this sense of loss. mostly because they are now, she's found her mission 2015. after her arrival, germany took in almost a 1000000 refugees. we can do this. chancellor angela merkel famously said in encouragement down to work. i always find myself somewhere. in-between trying to bring them together. she also writes for the platform handles germany, which gives refugees practical info on how to adapt to life here. but i also believe that hosting society should know more than
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newcomers, about 3 fishies. most of them have to integrate with each other to help make that happen. ali db writes a column for a german newspaper. she highlights cultural similarities and differences between hosts and newcomers. and tries to combat the prejudices she encounters in her daily life. from syria and he said, oh my god are you are really feels she said years unfortunately. and there's this, but you don't look like so for me, this is very important things i think, to think about legs through types, that media, spirit and of the people. there's still much to be done to
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dispel such stereotypes and to encourage interaction between cultures, which actually aren't that different says that her hometown, damascus, and berlin have much in common. it's very similar from different perspectives because it's very, it's very open and accept everyone from everywhere. where are you from? what you're doing, how you will, how you dress, what kind of study you did, you will find your space has certainly found her space helping to bring together different people. and cultures. exiles have a hard time from their culture. and they usually have a difficult time communicating in the new language. this applies to exiles
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today, and to those of former times, like those who fled nazi germany in the 1930 s. . now there are plans to build a museum dedicated to these refugees, where berlin's on a halter railway station once stood to open its doors in 2025, the modern building curve around the station's ruins literature, nobel prize winner who fled from romania dictator nicol regime to germany in 1907 is the museum's patron berlin is coming to terms with its past recent history. and the fact that many people from all over the world are moving here or to flee from danger. germany has experienced many different waves of immigration. unfortunately,
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there's new museum dedicated to this topic, and that would be very interesting from a political perspective. a museum that tells the story of germany as the country of immigrants because they are an integral part of its history. when sharbat in shaky came to germany 10 years ago, he had to leave everything behind in iran, he was an acclaimed writer, an intellectual who actively participated in social debate being forced into exile him of his identity. i had most everything a person could want to have that stature was a journalist in the best newspaper and lectured at the best university incident on the come to germany. and i was like a child and that's dead and done. and half blind or
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shaky belongs to iran's kurdish minority. he learned his mother tongue kurdish from his father. he describes it as the language of his soul and his innermost thoughts in his youth about in shaky frequented literary clubs and wrote lyric poetry that was naturalistic. and realistic kurdish literature was for bisan. you know, it was illegal like drugs or something. but i think i was always self-confident. i just went in and read my poems and the folks there were surprised. 1617 year old boy. did he learn to speak kurdish? shaky quickly made a name for himself as a modern poet who courted controversy. his writing advocate, equality of the sexes and human rights activist. in 2009,
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people rose up against the regime that put his life in danger. spending 20 years in jail. i don't fear torture or even the death penalty. but the indeterminacy if you're arrested by the secret police or whoever, there's no guarantee you'll be released in 2 or 3 hours, or 7 or 7 months or 7 years. managed to escape. he never wanted to leave his country from the german government, including the fear that time still haunts him. never rented an apartment that was above the 3rd floor because i always
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thought if they come for me, i must flee, no matter what happens to me. whenever i went to look at them, i always checked the escape route that i still have it was happens, this is a good one. i lived off. it took a long time before she could feel he was on firm ground again. he broke with his past and embarked on the search for a new life, a new identity, and words, his most important tools. he wants to communicate. but in what language? you know, 70 percent of the people around me are germans or german speakers in the streets or my streets. these walls are my walls. this cafe is my candy. you are not your list here. these are my neighbors, weren't there germans or speak german, that makes it exciting but hard to write. but for now,
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he's preoccupied with bringing some peace into his life. having a secure job and residency status. shakey is employed as a social education worker in a home for asylum seekers in his new home land. the start, berlin is a city of my soul. berlin has a soul that's completely crazy and has been since me because it's always like mine is that at least that's my feeling. and berlin is nationality, less. they're not rules. nationality, less is also how sharbat in shaky feels. it's impossible for him to return to iran . he hasn't seen his homeland in a decade. so where does he belong now? in berlin, that's occurred. maybe i should see him kurdistan will forever be my homeland and
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stargirl, but i was born there and i'm a kurd. but that's the person i am now for him. and this here. this is my home. that's it from arts 21 this week. stay safe until next time. good bye and alfie did they
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keep the africa so much energy to burn fossil. this doesn't just mean transitioning to a new energy here, it means having access to electricity. currently, only about percent of the population has this privilege. the government project is
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seeking to change that culture for the human deep beneath the waves, norway, it wants to fight climate change by storing carbon dioxide emissions. ocean floor problem solves the project promises to be a lucrative business. but critics of the technology fear it complements and are calling for a return to natural seal team story. it's been 60 minutes on d w. what secrets lie behind these walls? discover new adventures in 360 degree and explore fascinating
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