Supported Productions 1995
In addition to the German-American exchange programs, another important task of the RIAS BERLIN COMMISSION is to support German and American radio and television productions which promote mutual understanding. In 1995 the commission selected a total of ten productions to receive grants:
- Castles in the Sand — German Investment and Immigration in Florida
(Cross Atlantic Productions)
Almost 100,000 German homeowners are registered in the three southern counties of Florida what does this new migratory trend mean for Florida, why do many German immigrants choose Florida?
- Argyle Street & Adalbertstraße (Thomas Ritchie)
A cross-cultural documentary on ethnic minorities in Chicago and Berlin.
- Doing Business the German Way (Alabama Public Television)
A five-night series of reports on Germany aired on For The Record, Alabama’s only state wide news program, dealing with German-American business comparisons, German unification and the dark sides of German history.
- Common Ground — Germany and the USA (Bolthead Communications)
A TV documentary with additional internet access and a CD ROM library on how the two nations work, the similarities and differences and how the relationship might develop in the future.
- 3.000 miles towards the East: the hardest bicycle race across the USA
(Kerstin Zilm, DeutschlandRadio, Deutschlandfunk, WDR 5)
- The Mosaic of Memories: Dialogues about Dachau, Buchenwald and Berlin
(US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Three 90-minute live teleconferences on the power of memories from the Holocaust and post-war period in Germany.
- Raumschiff Erde — Spaceship Earth (Goethe Institut Washington)
Satellite Teleconference CRAFTING A FUTURE TO GREEN ROOTS: A discussion on the environment among German and American youth. 3sat, 16. October 1995; US broadcast: PBS Adnet Learning Services.