AFRICA 1st! While the US Government repeats disappointing behavior & action at global level by leaving the Human Rights (see https://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20180619321239315-menschenrechte-usa-trump/), the world is disappointed by goals missed and targets unreached. Senegal shows effective action to succeed in being Africa’s 1st Nation to reach towards the finals! Felicitations! Congratulations! Herzliche Glückwünsche!
Ramadan is hot in Berlin, with the word ‘BAMF’ mentioned by so-called ‘true’ Germans as a symbol for ‘refugees’ instead of welcoming new Berliners these days.
This is unfortunate, as we would neither have great Algerian, Moroccan or Tunisian cuisine here nor a multi.culture that deserves the name of being multicultural. Let us walk through Berlin with the eyes of Mohamad at one of the Refugee Voices Tours, see https://cafebabel.com/de/article/berlin-stadtrundgang-durch-die-augen-eines-fluchtlings-5ae00bf7f723b35a145e81c3
Berlin’s May is in full swing, with tourists from all over the world, discussing politics and media, women and (very male) burger-beer. Feelings are somewhat restless in AfD times that we may even sound at job centers or the “Agentur für Arbeit”: rejection is felt among Syrian new-Berliners facing objection to their many splendid business ideas, not always well-planned or prepared, but all the more welcome to true born Berliners like #berlinsights :-)
Beginenhof community of some 50 women & some men … helps out where it CAN :-)
Berlin streets call for major visits to films, locations and parks all around, the city invites citizens2be from wherever they arrive, welcome to all :-) with “ACHTUNG BERLIN” presenting ‘Zwei im Falschen Film’ as a screening of reality-couple between serenity and detachment, see more on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieciQHgrlxA …
Great event at HAU III for May Ayim’s birthday, May 04, 2017: she would have turned 57! Performers were Bahati, Chantal Fleur Sandjon, Ella Schwarz, Oxana Chi, Layla Zami, Sylvestre Soleil, Dukumbi in music, danse, poetry in full motion: THANK YOU ALL!
… still not really hot, but sun is shining today, people are friendly and walk throughout town. Enjoy Berlin!
Lebanese anthropologist Rawane Nasif has created a beautiful scenery with her 12′ film (2016, 12 min. Arabic) at the Berlinale 2017. The film, entitled Sokun Al Sulhufat “Turtles are Always Home” reflects the “false Venice” of real estate reality, shown at the Berlinale (my personal highlight)!