Berlin-Alexanderplatz ~ Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931)

Berlin Alexanderplatz: die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (Berlin Alexanderplatz: the story of Franz Biberkopfs) is a 1931 German language film adapted from the novel by Alfred Döblin, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and directed by Phil Jutzi. The film stars Heinrich George as a blue collar Berliner and small-time criminal recently released from prison who finds himself being drawn into the Berlin underworld of the nineteen twenties after his prostitute lover is murdered.

Cast
Heinrich George – Franz Biberkopf
Maria Bard – Cilly
Margarete Schlegel – Sonja / Mieze
Bernhard Minetti – Reinhold
Gerhard Bienert – Klempner-Karl
Albert Florath – Pums
Paul Westermeier – Henschke
Jakob Tiedtke – Guest at Henschke
Hans Deppe – Guest at Henschke

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Where Are The World’s Worst Slums?


According to the UN, almost a billion people live in slums, with numbers set to rise in the future. So where are the world’s largest slums?

 

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British Pathé ~ Housing Problems (1973)


Location unknown – probably a Northern town in England.

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British Pathé ~ Housing Problems (1950-1959)


This is Pinewood Stock Cans material.

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Taiye Selasi ~ Don’t Ask Where I’m From, Ask Where I’m A Local

When someone asks you where you’re from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of “multi-local” people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. “How can I come from a country?” she asks. “How can a human being come from a concept?”

About Taiye Selasi:
A writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent, born in London and raised in Boston, now living in Rome and Berlin, who has studied Latin and music, Taiye Selasi is herself a study in the modern meaning of identity. In 2005 she published the much-discussed (and controversial) essay “Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What Is an Afropolitan?),” offering an alternative vision of African identity for a transnational generation. Prompted by writer Toni Morrison, the following year she published the short story “The Sex Lives of African Girls” in the literary magazine Granta.

Her first novel Ghana Must Go, published in 2013, is a tale of family drama and reconciliation, following six characters and spanning generations, continents, genders and classes.

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Hannah Arendt – Zur Person – Full Interview (with English Subtitles)

Hannah Arendt in the Rozenberg Quarterly

Anthony Court – Hannah Arendt’s Theory of Totalitarianism. Part One: http://rozenbergquarterly.com/?p=3099
Anthony Court – Hannah Arendt’s Theory of Totalitarianism. Part Two:  http://rozenbergquarterly.com/?p=3115
Nima Emami – Hannah Arendt and The Green Movement: http://rozenbergquarterly.com/?p=563

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