This week on Pulse: We talk to up-and-coming filmmakers and the director of the Berlinale Talent Campus about finding creative inspiration at the world's best attended film festival. We discover opera anew in a disused swimming pool. We meet a fashion designer with a social mission and hear about a colorful mural painting project inspiring schoolchildren in Sarajevo.
Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was torn apart by war. Twenty years later, the city is still getting back on its feet. One young architecture student, Ervina Muftic, is helping to make a difference in her neighborhood by painting colorful murals with the help of enthusiastic local schoolchildren. Report: Pavel Sraj, Sarajevo
Dreary period pieces? Pricey tickets? Stuffy atmosphere? Not at the Kiez Oper! Aiming to bring opera into the 21st century, the group behind the Berlin project is staging its latest production in an abandoned swimming pool. Prepare to be surprised, and also to sing along! Report: Cinnamon Nippard, Berlin
Romania and Moldova don’t usually come to mind when you think of high fashion. But both countries once employed thousands in the fine weaving and embroidery industry. One German-Romanian fashion designer has made it her mission to combine runway fashions with traditional craftsmanship. Report: Michael Scaturro, Berlin
The Berlinale Talent Campus brings together emerging film talent with seasoned professionals to refresh their views and discuss new trends in contemporary cinema and media. Now in its 11th year, DW talked to the director of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Matthijs Wouter Knol, about the flourishing creative academy. Interview: Helen Whittle, Berlin
As part of the world's best attended film festival, the Berlinale Talent Campus provides an opportunity for 300 up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world to take their storytelling skills to the next level. DW talked to the participants about what makes the Berlinale Talent Campus so unique. Interviews: Helen Whittle, Berlin