What do Turkish girls forced into marriage, Anne Frank and the “suffragettes” have in common?
These two screen gems are/were a delight to watch, even if one may be a bit more like rough coal to some.
“Refugees are Welcome” used to be a slogan of the Left. Now it is of the Right.
“I wanted to understand where I came from and what made me who I am. Actually, I was inspired by Thomas Mellon, a 19th century Irish emigrant to the US who wrote: ‘If you would know yourself, begin with the study of your forefathers.’”
Behind the cosy façade of my FRG-passport lies concealed a bubbling volcano of emotion. I am tired of being complimented for Willy Brandt’s Ostpolitik. I am tired of being asked how I feel about winning the World Cup four times. And I am tired of hearing the words Stasi and Plattenbau.
What if I told you the abandoned building you pass by everyday was once revolutionary and palace-like inside?