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Die zweite Heimat (Leaving Home)

With actors Hermann Simon, Clarissa Lichtblau The movie consist of 13 separate episodes each handling a period between 1960 and 1970. The length of these periods varies from one day to some years. It tells the story of a group … Continue reading

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Poetry Without A Face

Full Story Here Since the age of 12, Hissa Hilal has been writing poetry, although secretly in the years of her childhood. A Saudi Arabian woman, she is not allowed to sit in public without her husband or another family-related … Continue reading

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Muhabbet, R’nBesk Singer

Link to Website Here “R’nBesk” music, a new mix of arabesk music, R’nB and hip hop was first created and brought to the world of German-Turkish music by singer Muhabbet. His music video, found by clicking on his photo on … Continue reading

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Step Into German

Link to Website Here This website is designed as a sort of multicultural exchange for English speakers for Germany and the cultural and social representations of music. The sight touts its intentions with “Explore music made in Germany!” and “Find … Continue reading

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Fake Cheese and Schnapps: Training the Unemployed

Full Story Here The city of Hamburg is now training long-term unemployed residents how to work in a super-market environment training for a job in the real world. As found in Der Spiegel, April 2, 2010, the article does not … Continue reading

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Burhan Qurbani’s “Shahada”

What is Islam? What does it mean to be a good Muslim? Link to Video Here The 2:04-minute trailer to the film “Shahada,” release date as of yet unknown, opens with two very evocative questions relevant to much of the … Continue reading

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Adults Only, Please.

In a nation with a very low birth rate, and many incentives given by the government to reproduce as many German babies as possible, one cafe in Germany stands alone, fighting against the ever-pervading sound of a child’s scream. As … Continue reading

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The Best of (German) Turk Hip-Hop Top 10

Link to Video Here A compilation of Turkish German hip/hop rap songs, the video “the Best of (German) Turk Hip-Hop Top 10” displays a very stimulating presentation, from its title to the lyrics of the songs. Before the music even … Continue reading

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Dresden Stands Up Against Neo-Nazi Activity

Full Story Here On Saturday, February 13th, the day Dresden was bombed by the Allied Forces in 1945, more than 10,000 residents of the city of Dresden stood together to form a human chain, blocking the movement of a Neo-Nazi … Continue reading

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Applicants with Turkish Names at a Disadvantage on the Job Market

Bewerber mit türkischen Namen benachteiligt As reported by Die Zeit, 2/8/10, the Institute for the Future of the Job Market (des Instituts zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)) performed a study with the University in Konstanz, Germany with regards to educational … Continue reading

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German Terrorist Trial

Germany’s first terrorist-trial is coming to an end, presenting a very appropriate and provoking connection to the question of multi-culturality in Germany today and in the past. The members of the self-entitled “Sauerland Cell” terrorist group are German, German-Turkish, and … Continue reading

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