Sunday February 27, 2022, here in Berlin :-) … as far as data are concerned, reality matters, indeed. Figures obviously range from 100.000 to 500.000 thousand people who were there, between Brandenburg Gate and ‘Goldelse’, see
Ukraine’s invasion by the Russian army did not surprise the Syrians. Putin’s air base is mostly to be blamed for killing Syrian civilians, demolishing Syrian sites and cities, and expulsing millions of Syrians. As far as the Russian Army, upon Putin’s order, is currently committing war crime at large in the Ukraine, practices the same Russian army has been practising in Syria, without having to fear major reactions from the West, however. The solidarity with Ukraine’s civil society is hence particularly fundamental among syrians today. they, too, hope for their land to be freed from Russian occupation. Source: DSI Dt-Syrian information forum @dsi.forum (see facebook,
translation German – English: #berlinsights.de)
The 17th Forum Expanded presents CLOSER TO THE GROUND with delightful movie projects in neon lights, or the Zama Zama project by Rosalind Morris and many more among thirteeen (13) art work installations in the ‘cellar’ space at CLOSER-TO-THE-GROUND in Berlin Wedding, Gerichtstr.35, U/S Wedding, worth seeing listening watching and visiting :-) until mid-March, 2022.
… just started Feb 11,22 at “Encounters 2022” with “Queens of the Qing Dynasty” by Ashley McKenzie, born 1984.
The Canadian film maker talks about queerness at places of night shift in situations of exchange between Canada and China, Shanghai and the urge of obtaining a residence status for good. A story between two young women, fascinated by the queens of the Qing dynasty, opposed to societal cohesion and gender-open friendship like ‘Coming-of-Age’ topics distilled in the movie about family, ethnics, gender and creativity: enjoy all! Tickets may be purchased online via a ‘ticket button’ that you find under Berlinale – Programme – Ticket-Info …
03-02-22 Geschichtssalon Berlin-2
Heidi Meinzolt, IFFF (WILPF in German), presented a short film entitled “1921 – 2021: 100 Years International Women’s League for Freedom, De-Escalation, Peace Education, Non-Violence, Equality and Participation”. A lively discussion among some 15 participants – thereof one male – confirmed the WILPF concept for ongoing peace efforts worldwide. #berlinsights owner Susanne Bauer thanks Gisela Notz for the great initiative.
Walking along bUm (www.bum.berlin) downtown Berlin Kreuzberg at Landwehr canal, berlinsights takes a look at this “…event location with co-working space and meeting rooms for homeless people. bUm staff invites ” … any organization that aspires the common good – whether civil initiatives or socially committed actors – to work together and network … committed to enhance civil engagement with a regenerative work culture and … intersectoral collaboration.” Let us see where this initiative goes over the next 05 years, funded by the State of Berlin and the Senate for Integration, Labor and Social Affairs under the lable of KARUNA – Social Work and: bum.berlin!
Hier eine Nachricht vom Tagesspiegel: ein Checkpoint-Leser wollte einen Trauerflor an die innere linke Säule vom Brandenburger Tor anbringen … er solle einen Bewilligungsantrag beim Ordnungsamt stellen, hieß es dazu vom Ordnungsamt. Am Ende landete der Antrag als „erledigt”, jedoch müssten … weitere Gremien in die Entscheidung eingebunden werden (wer nur?!?) – auch sei die Bearbeitung sowieso erst nach dem Holocaust-Gedenktag zu erwarten. Dann drohte eine Strafe von 10.000 Euro plus weiterer Kosten im Falle der Trauerflor ohne Genehmigung am Brandenburger Tor zum Holocaust-Gedenktag. Das Fazit von Autor Ralph Boller: „Der Dienstweg … verbindet die Sackgasse mit dem Holzweg”
And that women artists exist, see the forthcoming event in German with Ilona Wolff’s … „Es gibt sie doch: Bedeutende Künstlerinnen in Gegenwart und Geschichte“
besides the US National Museum of Women in the Arts, this is the worldwide largest documentation of art by female artists. Established in the mid-19th century, the archive with library and an arts collection encompasses approx. 64 lfm written material as well as fotographs, 2.000 books and 5.750 art pieces that document life and work of more than 3.400 female artists in history until today in and outside Europe. Stroll on the web, explore female art and contact #berlinsights.de for more ways to find interesting female art.
Winter downtown Berlin near Friedrichstr along ‘Bundeskanzerlamt’ and Reichstag building: Government features along Angela Merkel: we know, she was somebody! Now with our newly elected Chancelor Olaf Scholz, give him a chance …!
Atef Ben Bouzid in action at Arsenal Cinema Potsdamer Straße at AFRIKAMERA November 20, 2021, leading an openly amusing discussion about his film idea on Amr Salah with his Cairo blues around doing music and jazz with young people,
see also at https://cairojazzman.com/