#KCRWBerlinReport: Armando Praça’s “Greta” premiered at Berlinale this week. The Brazilian LGBTQ drama shows the tender relationship between an older and younger man. We found out more from the director and star of the film.
“Beer is communication,” said American filmmaker Matt Sweetwood, who moved to Berlin in 1995. “Beer gives the opportunity to sit down and talk and get to know people.” Omnified contributor Hana Eckermann talks to the filmmaker about exploring Germany through its beer culture.
After WWII, Germany’s Basic Law was adopted to allow displaced German Jews & their descendants restored citizenship. We speak to Donna Swarthout, editor of the book “A Place They Called Home,” about her experience reconnecting with her German heritage.
February 5, marks the 30th anniversary of the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Chris Gueffroy, the last person shot trying to cross the Berlin Wall. We spoke to Axel Klausmeier, director of the Berlin Wall Foundation, to find out more.
Last Summer, KCRW Berlin Visting Talent Valida visited our studio and brought a couple of friends along. Listen to Valida’s conversations with Jazzanova and Kutmah, as well as exclusive mixes by both, right here.
On Jan. 28, Chancellor Merkel received the prestigious Fulbright Prize for furthering international understanding, She took the opportunity to address the importance of opposing populism and nationalism.