people are once again looking for alternatives in
these films. Thats also apparent in BerlinSong, a documentary by Uli M.
Schueppel. People come to Berlin from around the
world, partially for the same reasons as before,
but these are different people than during the
1980s. Not necessarily loud and colourful, rather
friendly and pensive. But they are also looking
for alternatives to the pressure to consume and
to status symbols. These elements are stronger
this year: an alternative culture, once again
occupied politically in conscious opposition to
that which youth culture appears to consist of
today: to be an individualist, but follow the
mass." - Wieland Speck, director Berlinale
BerlinSong is released on DVD (with over 40 minutes bonusmaterial & photo booklet). Published on "good!movies" (Germany)
BerlinSong is a story about six musicians from Berlin's vibrant new folk underground music scene. They came to Berlin from the US, Norway, the Netherlands and Australia and somehow made the city their home. Filmmaker Uli M Schueppel made the artists show him what their very own place in Berlin is and asked each of them to write a song about the city. These reflections and projections on Berlin (or specifically Kreuzberg) merge with the writing process of the songs, recording in the studio and the preparation for a concert with all artists in the club "West Germany". BerlinSong is a poetic portrait of these musicians and at the same time, an atmospheric journey into the myth that is Berlin.