What should be the role of an international film festival in these confusing and insecure times? Berlin’s recipe for addressing contemporary challenges
The opening ceremony of Which Human Rights Film Festival was a tribute to Istanbul’s iconic Emek Cinema, demolished in 2013 to make place for a shopping mall.
As many Turkish artists fight for their existence under difficult circumstances, a growing number of people are flocking to theatre halls to breathe the freedom of art, against all odds.
It has been one of the most talked and divisive developments in Europe this summer; some French municipalities have been banning the use of the “burkini” on their beaches. The mayor of one of the French Riviera’s seaside towns has declared “if you don’t want to live the way we do, don’t come.” “You have…