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Exberlinale Interview: Ordinary xenophobia and the Undead

David Mouriquand interviews Canadian director Denis Côté for his Competition selected film, Repertoire Des Villes Disparues (Ghost Town Anthology). Read more

Feb 15, 2019 1:12 PM The Berlinale Blog

Germany's so-called 'integration courses' are supposed to teach new arrivals the basics of local language, life and culture to help them find a job and become active members of their adopted society. But why aren't these classes working? Read more

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For the past two years, the old town hall building in City West functioned as an emergency refugee shelter for over 2000 people. Now, the building is closing down. It's an explosive situation with fear and anger running high among the residents. Read more

Politics

Plaid plastic bags, non-native plants, falafel... The migration conversation dominates December's recommended exhibitions. Here's our art editor's take. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

This month, head to the Deutsches Theater’s smaller stages – the 230-seat Kammerspiele and the 80-seat Box – for a trio of relevant works. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Half a year after Trump’s election, are you getting the feeling it’s time to get the hell out of the US? Here’s a surprising new trick – and a seven-digit number – that some Americans can use to get dual citizenship in Germany. It worked for me. Read more

Politics

More than 12,000 children in Berlin, most refugees, are attending Willkommensklassen. These classes could be a key investment in integration, say teachers hired for the task – instead, they consider themselves exploited for a short-term solution. Read more

Zeitgeist

What would you do if you were a politician? Make even more laws? Read more

Opinion

Theatertreffen Blog: On arriving

Lily Kelting is up and running (or up and sitting) at Theatertreffen at this point, checking out the best German theatre has to offer. Her first forays? Two plays dealing with "Migrationshintergrund"... Read more

May 9, 2016 3:20 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

From cooking to blowjobs, special ‘language schools’ in Belarus, Ukraine and the Balkans train poor, young women in the art of seducing and holding onto Western men, before sending them ‘into the field’ as au pairs or in-house nurses. Meet two here! Read more

Zeitgeist

Everything that the anti-Islam protests in Dresden are demanding is already in place in Germany. Read more

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Why do people keep going on about immigration? Read more

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Time to reinvent democracy! The Slow Politics Symposium is kicking off Nov 13 at Supermarkt! Public talks happen on Sat, Nov 15 – with everyone invited to join! We caught up with author and activist Marina Sitrin. Read more

Zeitgeist

With a new law set to allow dual citizenship for the first time, Germany's forced choice nationality policy is set to change. Exberliner examines what this change really means, talking both to the experts and the people set to be most effected. Read more

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From “Rat’s Nest” to model of Roma integration: in just a few years, the Arnold-Fortuin-Haus in Neukölln was transformed into attractive, affordable housing for its 500 tenants thanks to one man, Benjamin Marx. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

The truth about the Iberian welfare invasion: as immigrants from Spain and the rest of the crisis-stricken EU continue to flood into Germany, fears of Hartz-IV parasitism abound. But are they justified? Read more

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Placards, banners and signs can be the most in-your-face show of solidarity with Berlin's many refugees. But what about a more subtle but just as valuable show of solidarity – talking? Read more

Opinion

Konrad wanted to get stoned and go to the movies. But because the CSU are such dicks he had to write this instead. Read more

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Driven by persecution in their home country and rumours of sanctuary in Germany, Chechen refugees are flooding into Berlin, making them the number one national group seeking asylum in the country. Yet barely any will be allowed to stay... Read more

Zeitgeist

Lorelei

Lorelei by Johann Köler

Feeling homesick? Can't work out what's happening in Tatort? Don't worry, Berlin has a new integration commissioner. She's here for you. Read more

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