Welcome, Goodbye Trailer
It was only a matter of time before one of Berlin’s own industrious documentarians grabbed the tourism debate by the mane. Rebhan is known for skilful and empathetic portrayals of Berliners, and she finds an impressive cast of protagonists here, from the born-and-bred locals to the real bigwigs of Berlin’s tourism industry, attempting to find a balance between “Smash Tourism” and a “Sei Berlin” glossy city-sale – although this movie might have benefited from less objectivity and more inclusivity: Turkish voices are notably absent.
Welcome Goodbye | Directed Nana A.T. Rebhan (Germany 2014) documentary. Starts May 29
Originally published in issue #128, June 2014.