The Shelter – Die Herberge – Online now

Made possible by 300 crowdfunding supporters, 400 Facebook sharers and many, many people who donated their passion and time, today at 21:00 the spot could go online. Happy sharing everyone! See you on our "Die Herberge" homepage! https://youtu.be/8ubmuWSgJ7k

A very German Story: Refugees&Pensioners Living Through Their Very Own Fairytale

  Es war im Super-Sommer 2015...  In Deutsch weiter lesen? Dann bitte runter scrollen oder hier klicken! It was in the midst of the 2015 heat-wave. We all were mainly graving seasonal tickets to the public pools, holidays were finally fun on the own balcony and climate-change showed its very sunny side. - Of the according … Continue reading A very German Story: Refugees&Pensioners Living Through Their Very Own Fairytale

Greece in the Rain

I love Couchsurfing. I host. I stay with others. I contribute. I take my family. Today, a fellow Couchsurfer checked up on me about his holiday plans. He saw on my Couchsurfing profile that I'm currently in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, attending the renown Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival.  He mailed me to find out about Greece: Like myself, … Continue reading Greece in the Rain

Shoplifting and Oranges

I'm still amazed and surprised to see oranges on trees in spring, rather than at Christmas in supermarket shelves. Despite being often in Israel and other places where this happens every year: this wonder, that the trees are hanging full of oranges. My mum is born in 1946. Pretty much exactly one year after the … Continue reading Shoplifting and Oranges

“It’s Funny How the Election of a Foreign Country Touches Us” or: Why the World’s Citizens Beg US Citizens to Go and Vote.

When a culture even more so than an economy or political power becomes so overwhelmingly strong, that you feel it's a vital part of your life, you somehow feel part of it. Being a teenager, it was insane even to think about English titled movies in cinema or about my parents ordering "Spare ribs" instead … Continue reading “It’s Funny How the Election of a Foreign Country Touches Us” or: Why the World’s Citizens Beg US Citizens to Go and Vote.

Only 2,5 Million People watched Sarah Silverman’s ID Hints for Voting. 21 Million US citizens Must Make Sure to get the Right ID. – By Tuesday.

But can you get a firearm license this fast? http://youtu.be/ypRW5qoraTw

Shanghai, the Pyjamas and the Curious Elderly

China is facing an even bigger challenge dealing with its elderly than the US, who promised and entire generation of baby-boomers healthcare when retired and now does not know how to cover it. In China, however,  years of one-child-policy lead to a population pyramid heavy on top and slim at the bottom. The world's saying … Continue reading Shanghai, the Pyjamas and the Curious Elderly

My 10 Year-Old Knows How to Solve the Euro Crisis – Or Why to Lend and to Borrow are the Same Word in German

I'm living in a country very proud of its social security system. A system, that our great-grandparents, shook by recession and poverty,  fought for. This social security system has been introduced in many European countries and survived two Wars as well as Margaret Thatcher. In Germany, chancellor Bismarck introduced the public system of health, social, … Continue reading My 10 Year-Old Knows How to Solve the Euro Crisis – Or Why to Lend and to Borrow are the Same Word in German

How to Find and Praise the Commons

In many European countries gleaning after harvest is a widely accepted thing. A necessity after WWII, it became a fun event. Kids do it with their parents, you do it as a sunny Sunday afternoon, you join your gleaning neighbors. - It's hip, Agnes Varda celebrated it in her glorious film Le glaneur et la glaneuse as a … Continue reading How to Find and Praise the Commons

Not 13 yet.

A while back, on yet one another shoot in Israel, I met Amira. She turns 2 tomorrow. She lives in Ukraine. She has cancer. Great setup. We're trying all to help her get better. You can read her story here. - This is a slide show her family made. Meet Amira!