Kevin Caners

PHOTO GALLERY! Is a dispassionate look at the GDR finally possible? A film project and an exhibition take a more empathetic look into the everyday lives of East Germans. Read more


With China boasting the first city to have a public transport system running entirely on electricity, Berlin might be leading the e-mobility charge in Germany but worldwide it's lagging behind. We investigate the big e-buzz. Read more


With the next races taking place on Sep 14, our reporter spends a day at Germany's largest horse racing track to discover more about one of Berlin's oldest pastimes. Read more

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Fancy an afternoon of sunbathing by the water, a boating excursion, or a quiet picnic after a game of pétanque? Look no further than Berlin’s Landwehrkanal! Kevin Caners takes us on a journey along the canal’s grassy shores. Read more


Love the environment, but want to drive? Is Berlin’s proliferation of car-sharing options a sustainable solution? Or just adding more cars to an already traffic-saturated, air-polluted city? Read more


Berlin’s English-language literature scene has blossomed over the years, with ever more readings, writing workshops and meet-ups. Two local protagonists recount how a certain pioneering English bookshop influenced their respective paths. Read more


From Gobbers to flautists, preachers to DJs and authors, we profiled 11 folks hailing from Great Britain and hoping to still call Berlin home post-Brexit. One of them is Mark Reeder of B-Movie fame. Read more

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Thought love was impossible in the singles capital of Germany? Hookup apps have come to the rescue of reluctant committalists! We meet three Berlin couples who successfully swiped their way into each other’s lives. Read more

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If you’re young or just new to the city, shared housing is a fact of life. In Germany that means WG-life, which can be a strain. But communal living also comes with great benefits, experts say. Read more

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INTERVIEW: In Paris, COP21 is drawing to a close... but is it too late? Is the Earth doomed? After 25 years of climate change research, Schellnhuber, advisor to Angela Merkel and the Pope, assesses our progress. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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INTERVIEW! Joshua Oppenheimer returns to Indonesia with "The Act of Killing" companion film "The Look of Silence", out Oct 1. Listen to our exclusive chat with the Oscar-nominated director. Read more


INTERVIEW! The legend of James Dean gets turned on its head as Anton Corbijn explores the sometimes competitive relationship between Dean and photographer Dennis Stock, played by Pattinson, in Life, opening in Berlin on Sep 24. Read more


INTERVIEW. This Sat, May 30, come join us as we explore the Wild Wild West... of Berlin. Guided by all-around 1980s scenester Mark Reeder, the stories of Malaria!, Nena, Einstürzende Neubauten and more are told at Lichtblick Kino at 20:15. Read more


PODCAST AND INTERVIEW. Wim Wenders has seen no shortage of triumphs in the past few years, with his work featured at the MoMA and nominated for an Oscar. His latest film, Every Thing Will Be Fine, hits Berlin cinemas Apr 2. Read more


The Berlinale Podcast: Affirmative revolting

Almost no one uses humour to such powerful effect as American pranksters The Yes Men. Kevin Caners spoke with them about their latest film, and the role that humour can play in activism, for the final Berlinale podcast. Read more

Feb 17, 2015 12:45 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Podcast: Remember the 1980s?

Podcast out the Berlinale #2! "B Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989" has been buzzing since before the Berlinale started. Kevin Caners spoke to its narrator and narrative thread, Mark Reeder. Read more

Feb 14, 2015 11:15 AM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Podcast: For the love of Fassbinder

The Teddy Awards are on tonight, and among the honorees are Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who'll receive a posthumous Teddy. In our first podcast, we chat with Christian Braad Thomsen, the director of the new Fassbinder doco "To Love Without Demands". Read more

Feb 13, 2015 11:00 AM The Berlinale Blog

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