[A-DX] "The Sound of Friendship: Warm Wavelengths in a Cold, Cold War" ||| RBI Hindi Programm 1967-1990 ||| Filmprojekt

Dienstag, 05. Oktober 2021, 21:46 Uhr


“The Sound of Friendship: Warm Wavelengths in a Cold, Cold War” will be 
screened on 19 October 2021, 6 pm at Studio 2 of the Funkhaus, Berlin 
(Nalepastr. 18, 12459 Berlin). The film is in German and Hindi with 
English subtitles. The screening will be followed by a 40 minutes’ open 
discussion where the audience can interact with the film-maker and some 
of the protagonists.

The Sound of Friendship: Warm Wavelengths in a Cold, Cold War? (Trailer)
1.030 Aufrufe
Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
346 Abonnenten
A Film on Radio Berlin International in India
+++ Release date: 19 October 2021 +++

The documentary film ‘The Sound of Friendship’ traces the trajectory of 
Radio Berlin International (RBI), a GDR based international radio 
broadcaster, from the perspective of its journalists and listeners, 
based in present day Germany and India. The film is a story of the radio 
station’s Hindi Programme aired from 1967-1990. It takes viewers from 
locales in Berlin, where the station was located, to Madhepura, Bihar in 
India where a Listeners’ Club called the Lenin Club was active. How were 
transnational ties of friendship performed among actors from India and 
the GDR through the sonic medium of short waves during the Cold War? How 
are those ties remembered today, 30 years after the shutdown of the station?

A Film by: Anandita Bajpai (ZMO)
Featuring: Arvind Srivastav, Friedemann Schlender, Mahesh Jha, Sabine Imhof
Editing and Camera (Berlin, Germany): Daniel Gatzmaga
Co-writing and Camera (Madhepura, India): Jyothidas Kelambath Vadakkina