Dialogue in the shadow of war
Music unites Israelis and Palestinians in Berlin
At the Barenboim-Said Academy in the German capital, young Israeli and Arab musicians study together. The Hamas attacks on Israel happened just before the start of a new semester. What has been their reaction?
Iran protests 2022
Shirin Ebadi: "Iran will be democratic one day"
Despite the protests, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi is optimistic about the future of her country. For young Iranians, such a future necessitates the downfall of the Islamic Republic. By Elizabeth Grenier
Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival
"Yemen's Banksy" – Murad Subay creates art against war
Yemen remains the world's worst humanitarian crisis, say humanitarian organisations. At the recent Human Rights Film Festival in Berlin, street artist Murad Subay commented on the horrors of war. Elizabeth Grenier reports
Documentary: "A Silent Revolution"
Pioneering Saudi women
Thanks to the courage of a few, Saudi Arabian women are now managing companies and will soon be allowed to drive cars. The documentary "A Silent Revolution" showcases Saudi Arabia's female movers and shakers. Elizabeth Grenier talked to director Danya Alhamrani and producer Dania Nassief
Berlinale 2018: Iranian film "Khook"
When heads roll
A film director desperate to be on a serial killerʹs hit list, AC/DC and Instagram likes: with his absurdist comedy, Mani Haghighi breaks with all the conventions associated with Iranian cinema. By Elizabeth Grenier
Women in Moroccan cinema
For freedom and diversity
The Moroccan Film Festival in Berlin highlighted films made by women or dealing with women's issues. In interview with Elizabeth Grenier, the director of the Moroccan Cinema Centre revealed what he found most fascinating about the movies in the programme