Kiezstory 8 – How Corona affects your Kiez and life

A Kiezstory by Nadim Helow, Jens Fischer Rodrian & Encounters media workshop. Berlin 2020

2020 will be remembered as a year of dramatic changes for billions of people. No superlative seems big enough to describe the ongoing sociopolitical and cultural challenge facing global society. State decisions have a deep impact on the lives of people who have to come to terms with a “new normality”. What do people say who work in socio-cultural spaces? A film about a restaurant and a jazz club owner, a social worker and a musician trying to bring back life and soul to an abandoned theater.

Kiezstories by Medienwerkstatt Encounters

Berlin is a mosaic of its history, people, places and stories, which are featured in our web series “Kiezstories” (= neighborhood stories). Choose your subtitles in Arabic, Farsi, German or English. Become part of our web series by submitting your own video or by participating in one of our film workshops. You can find further information on The Encounters media workshop is a project led by the public library Tempelhof-Schöneberg in cooperation with Mauerpark Institut e.V. and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Freie Universität Berlin. It is funded by “hochdrei – Changing City Libraries” of Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).