The Mic Movement
amplifying art in berlin & beyond

 
 

 

Shadows in Flux: Indignados and Espoir Voyage

Tony Gatlif’s film starts off with an undocumented African immigrant named Betty who washes up on a beach in Greece seeking a better life. The beach is littered with the shoes of other people like her, and these are just ...
by chester
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Germany’s Greece

It takes me too long to process a moment and maybe it is because I am too busy being in it, but most likely it is because I don’t understand the context of my experience until I step away.  I have to forget a little bit ...
by denise
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Blackface Is Back

Europeans are not above the stain of racism. We always knew that but recently there have been instances where they wore their racism with belligerent pride and called it tradition. The first “tradition” comes from T...
by denise
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Congratulations! It’s Not A Girl!!!

People like to re-evaluate their lives every so often, especially when birthdays come around. I’m turning from the dirty 30’s into the “almost 40” years and I guess I can’t complain too much. IR...
by chester
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It’s The First American Buffet Charlie Brown

One person’s clever marketing is another person’s propaganda. Such would be the case for one of America’s coolest national food orgies, Thanksgiving, the others being 4th of July (grill parties) and Halloween ...
by chester
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Big Country

The United States of America. It is a country which exists in virtually all places, so ubiquitous, in fact, that traces of its influence can be found everywhere, from Danish television to Australian radio. The US is considered ...
by blue
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Art & Politics

“Art and politics are my two favorite things in the world,” said my German artist friend a week ago upon returning from the Pope demonstrations. At first, the statement confused me. To me, art was something that transcended...
by rachel
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African Roots

I am weary when I receive compliments here because they are usually precursors for the inevitable question that is usually the first thing most Germans ask me, often before they ask my name. “Where are you from?” O...
by denise
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Why Everyone Hates America.

Because the USA is like that popular girl in high school, you know the one that all the boys liked. The one that acted all goody two shoes even though she smoked in the bathroom. She is a lie.  People rave about her fashion se...
by denise
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