Like so many other girls in Afghanistan, Sonita was set to be sold off in marriage. She refused, however, and recorded the song "Brides for Sale". Her success protest is now recalled in a documentary film.
Her family wanted to sell her as a bride. An Iranian film director saved her by breaking the main rule of documentary filmmaking: do not interfere. The story became one of the best documentaries of the year, "Sonita."
Art Cologne turns 50. Movie composer Hans Zimmer tours Europe. Sebastian Copeland has a new photo book highlighting climate change. And: a young Afghan woman raps her way out of forced marriage.
The co-chief of the Greens has accused Germany's government of complying with the Turkish regime's crackdown on liberties. Cem Özdemir also says Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel needs to stop deportations to Afghanistan.
Cinema of the 1920s and early 30s is still considered the golden age of German film. The 68th Berlin film festival takes a look at all films known and unknown, experimental and melodramatic, abstract and everyday.
Gutenberg is considered the father of mass communication thanks to his invention of the printing press and metal movable type. But was he really the first to print books? Five centuries after his death, questions remain.
Take our quiz and you could win great CDs. We play a cover version of a German hit, and you tell us who did the original. This week, it's the original version of "Home."
The legendary Castro Theatre in San Francisco is celebrating new German cinema at the biggest German-language film festival outside Europe, and the stars of the scene are in attendance.
Russia’s independent gaming scene between art, business, politics and censorship.
The German Goethe Institute is hosting an interactive exhibition titled ‘Games and Politics’ in Novosibirk, bringing together the country’s gaming scene.
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