Two of the most important authors of our times meet on stage in Berlin: Svetlana Alexievich and Herta Müller have both created exceptional literature out of experiences of dictatorship, persecution and injustice. Both have continuously been looking for ways to give voice to those that are heard too rarely or those forgotten too frequently. During the Festival “Re:Writing the Future” they discuss how history can be re-written and how a praxis of resistance can give birth to a language of hope.
With a welcome address by Andreas Görgen, Head of the Directorate-General for Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office, Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe, Berlin and Shermin Langhoff, artistic director of Maxim Gorki Theatre.
Live stream in English
Live stream in Russian
Live stream in German
In German and Russian with simultaneous translation to English
For those who cannot connect live, a recording of the discussion will be available as video online (in German, English and Russian) after the event.
Svetlana Alexjevich is fellow of the Martin Roth-Iniative at the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin-Program.
Berliner Korrespondenzen Spezial is a special edition in cooperation with the Senate for Culture and Europe of the city of Berlin. The series of Gorki Forum, Allianz Kulturstiftung, the Humboldt University Berlin and the Federal Foreign Office will be continued in 2021.
The core program of the festival Re:Writing the Future is organized by Allianz Kulturstiftung, in cooperation with DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, in partnership with ICORN – International Cities of Refuge Network. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the City of Berlin.