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New Directions – 20 Years of Young Cinema from Germany

New Directions is an online film series featuring 20 films as a retrospective of 20 years of exciting and innovative cinema by a new generation of filmmakers who are not afraid to experiment and challenge the film world with ever new perspectives. 

GoD New Directions

A Transatlantic Podcast
The Big Ponder

This transatlantic podcast explores abstract concepts and phenomena through personal radio essays. Every other week, one of our producers transforms a broad topic into a captivating story told from a U.S.-German perspective.

The Big Ponder Visual Illustration: © Nicole Hamam

Current Music from Germany

Rock, pop, hiphop, electro: at the beginning of every month we shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel up north to Weilheim way down south. Together with Zündfunk, Bavarian Radio’s scene magazine, we showcase the latest music by riveting off-the-charts bands.


Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Podcast Series
Hannah Arendt: Between Worlds

In recent years many people have turned to the work of Hannah Arendt to try to understand what is happening in our world today. But who was Hannah Arendt? And why is she so relevant now? Over the course of 7 podcast episodes, Samantha Rose Hill talks with artists, poets, writers, scholars, musicians, and activists who think with Hannah Arendt as they explore questions of solitude, peace, privacy, freedom, love, and politics.

Hannah Arendt:  Between Worlds


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