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INTERVIEW! Karim Aïnouz on how he changed his focus from Berlin’s three airports to refugees in film "Zentralflughafen THF". It hits Berlin cinemas on Jul 5. more

Film

INTERVIEW! Ahmet Öğüt on the seriousness of his miniature buildings in his exhibition Hotel Résistance, on at KOW through Jan 28. more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! Canadian filmmaker Jo-Anne Velin on her documentary "The Picture of the Day", about the residents of town of Trögltz, site of the infamous 2015 arson attack on a refugee shelter. The film screens tonight, 8pm at the Kulturbrauerei Kino. more

Film

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. more

Politics

The election has not changed Merkel's mind – the German policy on refugees is still: keep them out and pretend you're not racist. more

Opinion

Summer is over and soon Berlin’s streets will be flooded by children with enormous backpacks and even bigger candy-filled Schultüten. But Berlin has no shortage of e-resources for students of all backgrounds and ages. more

Start-ups

With 13,000 asylum seekers still living in emergency shelters in Berlin, refugee housing might not be a popular topic, but it’s a pressing issue. more

Zeitgeist

When police tried to deport a Nuremberg student from Afghanistan, they were met with a small riot – proof the city has come a long way since the Nazi days. more

Opinion

INTERVIEW! Is the discourse about privilege and race dangerously behind here in Germany compared to the US? Journalist Mohamed Amjahid thinks so and is ready to change that with his new book "Unter Weißen". more

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This Friday, April 14, see Berlin legend Tom Tykwer's bisexual/polyamorous drama Drei at Moviemento in three languages – and for a good, queer cause to boot. more

Insider Tips

The Gorki Theater’s new power players don’t need your pity. The group’s first mainstage premiere is this month: "Winterreise", an ensemble-driven piece from Yael Ronen. Check it out Apr 8 and with English surtitles) 13 and 26. more

Theatre & Dance

A new book topping Germany's non-fiction charts suggests that the refugee crisis that shook Germany and the world was the result of confusion, backroom deals and political backpedalling. Author Robin Alexander explains. more

Interviews & Portraits

As many as six in 10 asylum seekers suffer from mental health issues, but they mostly go undetected or untreated. From self-help groups to dream therapy, Berliners are filling in the gaps... more

Zeitgeist

From intimate dinners in a small Neukölln flat, to packed streetfood markets in Kreuzberg, Berlin's volunteer and refugee communities are coming together through a basic mean of cultural exchange – food. But is it real or just “disaster tourism"? more

Zeitgeist

Neukölln’s “Arab street” has become a destination for the Syrian community – and a potential goldmine for refugee entrepreneurs selling their countrymen a taste of home. But it isn't always easy being the new kids on the block. more

Zeitgeist

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. more

Zeitgeist

Over the last two years, some 75,700 people applied for asylum in Berlin. About half of them received it. Where do they live now? What does the future hold for them? more

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Two young Arab insiders let us in on the not-always-rosy reality of fellow refugees’ integration in the Berlin club scene. more

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Christian Vagt

Berlin-based photographer Christian Vagt visited Greece's notorious Softex refugee camp for his latest exhibition, on at Somos from Nov 1-12. more

Art & Exhibitions

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

Opinion

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