what the new returnees bring back home
MACCHINA SOM ALLSTARS
Radioplay for “Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg” 2014
Since 1999, Germany has been back in war again. But at home there is little to feel of it, our everyday life does not seem to be disturbed. Everything is normal – isn’t it?
KRIEGSALBUM // ALBUM OF WARS is a many-voiced audio piece that condenses the experiences of the new war returnees into an extraordinary picture of the current battle scenes: Soldiers, journalists, employees of NGOs report very personally on their experiences and their impact on the future. They give insight into the real war scenarios, which are much more confusing and brutal on the ground than the cleaned-up news images show us. Their reports are accompanied by reflections by therapists and clergymen as well as politicians, some of whom play a leading role in shaping Germany’s military line.
The programme allows the diversity of these narrators to enter into an acoustic dialogue with Berlin’s everyday sounds, where the club leads to the fun pool on Friday evening on Saturday morning, the voices of refugees mix with the football sounds of the corner pub.