The name Hollywood conjures glitz and glamour, movie stars and theaters and palm tree-lined boulevards.
What started out as a single adobe hut in 1853 and then a small community, became a sprawling, densely populated neighborhood of Los Angeles over the decades, birthplace of the movie studios, home to many celebrities and synonymous with the US movie industry, showbiz and glamour. Attractions include Sunset Boulevard, the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater and the famous Hollywood sign, a landmark and American cultural icon. It was set up in 1923 to advertise real estate - "Hollywoodland" - but eventually left in place and changed to the famous "Hollywood."
Gerd Nefzer has created stunning visual material for many international blockbusters. The German special effects artist talked to DW about his work on "Blade Runner 2049," for which he received an Oscar nomination.
In this week's show of the 77 percent, we meet the real 'Queen of Katwe', Uganda's young female chess champion whose story was turned into a Hollywood movie. When is the right time for young people to get involved in their country's destiny? DW's 77 percent TV host Edith Kimani responds, we are also in Dakar to hear how Senegal is gearing up for the 2018 Dak'Art Biennale Exhibition.
A young girl living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala suddenly becomes popular after a missionary introduces her to the game of chess. Sounds like a plot straight from a Hollywood movie? Well, that’s exactly what Walt Disney thought of the story of Phiona Mutesi. "The Queen of Katwe," is a movie about the remarkable lives of Phiona and her chess coach Robert Katende. Renee van Heteren reports.