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Current projects

Data Dreams Courtesy of the Artists

Data Dreams

The digital revolution is changing our lives in a fundamental way. How do we deal with it and how can we better understand ourselves in these new worlds?

Berlinale 2017 © Lea Delazer

Berlinale-Blogger 2017

Berlin will be playing host to the world of film when the 67th Berlinale comes to town from 9 to 19 February 2017. On behalf of the Goethe-Institut, twelve bloggers and film journalists from around the world will be our Berlinale Bloggers, reporting on the international film festival from a multinational perspective.

“Dealer” (1999) by Thomas Arslan Photo (detail): © Peripher Filmverleih

The Berlin School
Cinema full of Surprises and Dangers

In the middle of the nineties the filmmakers of the “Berliner Schule” (The Berlin School) created radically new images of German society. Their films still have so much to say about their country.