This is a story of an Afghan illegal immigrant walking through a thorny path. For the sake of getting a proper education, he constantly put his life at stake. Be it by car or bus or boat or ship or even, on occasion, by foot, Abdulmajid from Afghanistan successfully survived to arrive in Greece. His dream of a better future cost him seven thousand Dollars, around seven months and almost his life.
Monika Kresteva, a Bulgarian living in Germany since 7 years, has founded a folk dance group in Cologne. The group meets every week in the student mensa of the university of Cologne and rehearses traditional dance. Overtime, the group also started giving performances and they were invited to perform in several cities across Germany.
The initial impression of a world free of pain and worry created by drugs soon gives way to a nightmare that is very difficult to escape. Dea, a girl who started taking heroin at 20 and who thought she’d had everything under control at the beginning. She is also one of the few who have managed to escape the sticky quagmire of drug addiction. A story of desperation, determination and the hand of God.
Committed to making a difference in the world and passionate about her job, Simona Sow is not ashamed to say she would not give up her career to be a full-time mother. Simona admits managing a family and a high position at an international organisation is not an easy task. It demands a lot of energy and logistics, but according to her, it is definitely worth it.
For some, travelling abroad might seem like an adventure. For others like Kate Dulmage it can develop into a life-changing experience. Within a few years the 35-year-old American has not only managed to make a name for herself in Germany‘s scientific community, but also to pursue her dream as a musician. Her passion for music even led her to originally pursue an artistic career.
As more women entrepreneurs emerge, there is a growing niche market for business related news. Veye Tatah, 41, a straight talking, confident and successful entrepreneur has successfully established two business enterprises in Dortmund. She is known for her tireless efforts to promote integration of African migrants in Germany.
As a nomad, the urge to move towards the next horizon is very strong. Alex Cotoranu, 27, a Romanian grew up in Canada, studied in Sweden and currently working in Germany. He shares his living experience in different countries.
Child workers are a phenomenon that has widely spread through Iraq over the past few decades. They are seen everywhere: farms, bazaars, and most noticeably near traffic lights. Many of them are forced to work since they either lost one or both parents. The eleven-year-old Hussein is one of them.
Most students who finish high school or university are highly interested in voluntary work. Engaging in this type of activity gives them a chance to get to know the real labor market, contribute to society and gain valuable experience. Markus Freund, 35, spent almost ten years working as a volunteer in Cambodia.
Cryonics is a science harshly criticized by some people. But for others it’s a very real possibility to extend their lives beyond death. Theresa Locker talked to people who have already arranged for their body to be frozen until it can be revived in and for a new future.
“Music has helped me a lot when I was still a refugee”, says Danko Rabrenovic. With his parents coming from both rivaling sides he flew from Belgrad when the war began. He came to Germany and started writing songs about his cultural roots and has just published a book about it.
In recent years, Chinese Kongfu films have been popular in the western countries. This might be due to the mystery surrounding the sport. Ziggi Song reports about Ms. Orlando, a Swiss lady living in Germany, who teaches and practices Chinese Kongfu to children. To her it is more than just a mystery: it is an art and a lifestyle.
Thomas Dahl is known as the puppet doctor. He brings back memories about childhood and family by restoring old dolls and toys. A happy moment for his customers and a satisfying one for him as well. Katsiaryna Kryzhanouskaya gives an insight about his creative dream job.
Despite political efforts, the integration of foreigners into the German society isn’t always going smoothly. Unequal rights for education and work are the results. Since the early 80s an initiative called the “inter-religious dialog” is bringing Muslims and Christians together for a cultural exchange, trying to bridge the cultural gaps.
In ihrem Feature ergründet Christine Rohrer, wie die drei Musiker Dromo Iluvu, Nele Gothe und Philipp Süß den Balanceakt zwischen Broterwerb und ihrer Leidenschaft , der Musik, meistern.
Über eine Million Menschen sind in Deutschland alkoholabhängig. Der Weg in die Sucht verläuft meist schleichend. Steckt man erst mal mitten drin, ist es ein harter Weg, vom Alkohol wieder loszukommen. Zwei Männer sprachen mit Christine Rohrer über ihr Leben mit der Abhängigkeit.
Maryna Hrytsai and Veronika Kramar präsentieren hier die zweite Ausgabe des IMS Glocal TV-Magazins. Unsere Reporter aus aller Welt haben Menschen getroffen, die eine besondere Leidenschaft antreibt. Mit Studiogast und auf Deutsch.
Nur ganz wenige Städter können einen eigenen Garten unterhalten, aber viele würden gern selbstgezogenes Gemüse kochen. Diese Lücke füllt ein Gemeinschaftsacker im Kölner Süden, in der Familien den Spaß an der Landwirtschaft mit ihren Kindern teilen können. Lina Hartwieg hat sich den Mietacker abgeschaut.
Rosi ist 66, ursprünglich aus Bosnien und startet gerade ihre Gesangskarriere neben ihrem Job als Köchin im eigenen Restaurant. “Ich bin fit wie ein Turnschuh, ich werde hundert Jahre alt”, erzählt sie Marija Ignjatovic. Woher kommt ihre Kraft?
Thomas Wegener kann sich keine schönere Aufgabe vorstellen als die Arbeit mit seinen haarigen Klienten in der familieneigenen Tierpension. Madalena Sampaio blieb zwar nicht über Nacht, aber lange genug für einen umfassenden Einblick.
Hamm-Uentrop ist vermutlich der letzte Ort, an dem man einen riesigen, bunten Hindutempel vermuten würde. Mona Emamzadeh hat ihn gefunden und spricht mit Siva Sri Arumuga Paskarakurukkal aus Sri Lanka über seine Kultur und Gemeindearbeit.
Dilara Mercan hält eine Familientradition am Leben und spielt die türkische Laute Bağlama. In diesem Beitrag von Helen Mendes und Naim Zeqiri erzählt sie, was sie an ihrem Instrument schätzt und für wen sie spielt.
Emmy Chirchir and Xenia Polska present this selection of local stories by global reporters and an insightful talk with a very special studio guest.
Der Seniorenchor Geldern singt anders: Inspiriert vom US-Kinoerfolg “Young at heart” werden statt Heimatklassikern nur deutsche Rock- und Popsongs interpretiert. Mona-Maryam Emamzadeh hat sich das Ergebnis angehört.