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Trailer – Hard to become who you are (2016)

The film ‘Hard to become who you are’

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In the film eight young people go by train through Europe and the Arab world in the past, the present and the future. They want to know who they are and it’s hard fun. The film shows dilemmas of the youth of today, playing different roles as perpetrator, collaborator, by-stander, protestor and victim. They are all imprisoned by a system or an ideology such as nationalism during World War One. communism and capitalism during the Cold War and the liberal economic system in the Crisis (2008-). The viewer can identify himself with the actors, including their fears and hopes, cleverness and stupidity as well as their (ir)responsibilities. Almost 25 years after ‘The Wave’, the film ‘Hard to become who you are’ is in the air, a story of 8 youngsters from Europe and the Arab world. The source of inspiration are the meetings with young people and their teachers during the previous 43 years. This film may also be compared with the series ´Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter´ about five youngsters during World War Two. Drs. Wim Kratsborn (director, scriptwriter and producer).

 

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Come to gather – lyrics                                  Cover Paradise city

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SONGS FROM THE BOOK ‘MULTIPLE CHOICE IDENTITY’ ON YOUTUBE

PREFLECTION
‘In 100 years’, Modern Talking
‘Life’, Ludovico Einaudi


CHAPTER 1 (TO-GATHERLAND FESTIVAL 2022)

TENT 1
‘Roadblocks’, The Prodigy
‘We like to party’ (‘Happines is just around the corner’) , Vengaboys


CHAPTER 2 (1914-1918): ‘THE WAR THAT NEVER ENDED’

SATELLITE VIEW
‘Das Lied von der Erde’, Gustav Mahler
‘Your king and country needs you’, Helen Clarke (1914)
‘Für den Kaiser!!! Gott mit Uns!!!’
‘Le tombeau de Couperin’ , Ravel
´Kriegsmaschinen´, Einstürzende Neubauten
‘Slavic Woman’s Farewell

‘Güldür Gül’ (It's Rose, Rose), Ottoman music

2. THE ECONOMIC TURNING POINT
‘Turkish Gallipoli War Song (Turkish Song), Çanakkale Türküsü

3. THE TECHNOLOGICAL TURNING POINT
‘Air vif de la Belle Epoque’, Chopin

4. THE IDEOLOGICAL TURNING POINT
‘Alle Menschen werder Brüder’, German anthem
‘The İstiklâl Marşı’, Turkish Anthem

5. THE PHILOSOPHICAL TURNING POINT
‘Es war einmal ein treuer Huzar’ (1928), Harry Steler
‘Gallipoli’, The Furey’s


CHAPTER 3 (1918-1945): ‘THE BROKEN MIRROR’

SATELLITE VIEW
‘THE STYLE’: ‘Seven Nation Army’, The White Stripes
‘Leningrad Symphony’, Dmitri Shostakovich (Socialist Realism)

1. THE HISTORICAL TURNING POINT
One hour of Soviet Communist Music
‘Berlin by Night’

2. THE ECONOMIC TURNING POINT
‘Stock Market Crash 1929’

3. THE TECHNOLICAL TURNING POINT
‘Hiroshima Bomb’

4. THE IDEOLOGICAL TURNING POINT
‘Kristallnaach’, BAP 
‘Das Lied der Nibelungen’, Richard Wagner 
Symphony no.7 ‘Leningrad’, Dmitri Sjostakovitsj
‘1944’, Jarmala (Eurovision Song Contest 2016)

5. THE PHILOSOPHICAL TURNING POINT
‘Les chansons sous l'occupation’. French music
‘Sing, Sing, Sing’, Benny Goodman 
‘Horst Wessel Lied’ 


CHAPTER 4 (1945-1989): ‘Let’s have a party’

SATELLITE VIEW
‘All long the watchtower’, Jimi Hendrix 
‘In a gadda da vida’, Iron Butterfly 
‘State of independence’,Donna Summer 
‘First we take Manhattan’, Leonard Cohen
‘Rapture’, Blondie 
‘Earth song’, Michael Jackson 
‘Animals’ (CD), Pink Floyd 
‘Working Class Hero’, John Lennon 
´Killing an Arab´, The Cure 
‘Ejection’, Hawkwind and Robert Calvert
"Ughniyah li al-Atfal" (Syrian music) 
Berlin song´, Ludovico Einaudi 

3. THE TECHNOLOGICAL TURNING POINT
‘Dark side of the moon’, Pink Floyd 
‘Autobahn’ + ‘Kometenmelodie’ + Mitternacht’, Kraftwerk

1. THE IDEOLOGICAL TURNING POINT
Blue in Green, Kind of Blue, Miles Davis (Jazz music)
Shostakovich's String Quartet No 1 (Socialist Realism Music)
‘Hard rain’s gonna fall’, Bob Dylan

5. THE PHILOSOPHICAL TURNING POINT
‘Dancing with the Moonlit Knight’ 
‘I know what I like’, Genesis
‘Hand in my pocket’Ironic‘, Alanis Morissette 
‘Rock ‘n roll star’ + Live forever’ + ‘Supersonic’ + ‘Cigarettes&Alcohol’
Oasis ‘School’ + ‘The logical song’


CHAPTER 5 (1989-1916)

SATELLITE VIEW
‘Selling the drama’ +‘Lightning crashes’, Live
‘Here comes your man’ + ‘Monkeys gone to heaven’, The Pixies
‘Born this way’, Lady Gaga 
‘I just wanna’, 50 cent 
‘Don’t laik’, Médine 
‘Obstacle’‘NYC’ + ‘PDA’, Interpol
‘Smack my bitch up’ + ‘Diesel Power’ + ‘Firestarter’, The Prodigy
‘Undertow’ + ‘Aenima’, Tool
´Red skies over paradise´, U2 
‘Neon Bible’, Arcade Fire’ 
‘Alive’, Pearl Jam, Live
‘We like to party’ (‘Happiness is just around the corner’), Vengaboys
‘Exit Planet dust’, Chemical Brothers 
´Mr. President´, Hamada Ben Amor
Supreme Ruler Cold War Soundtrack – Arabian theme

1. HISTORICAL TURNING POINT
‘Sadeness’ + Mea Culpa, Enigma
Music Romana 
´Marco polo’ + ‘Never ending road’ + ‘Dante’s prayer’, Loreena McKennitt
‘Las Bodas de Cana’
‘Jesus&Pedro’, on ‘Dicit Dominus’
‘The Host of Seraphim’, Dead Can Dance
‘Laetatus Sum’, Constantijn Huygens
CD: ‘Il Combattimento Libro di Tancredi e Clorinda’, Monteverdi

2. ECONOMIC TURNING POINT
‘Fake Plastic Trees’, ‘Street spirit’, Radiohead
‘Immigrant song’, Led Zeppelin 
‘Migrant Ballade’ , Giovanni Falzone

5. PHILOSOPHICAL TURNING POINT
‘Refugee’, Oi Va Voi 
‘Under pressure’  + ‘Lost in the dream’, War on Drugs
‘Terrorist suicide hang gliders’, Neil Young
´Wesley’s story’ + ‘How much a dollar cost’, Kendrick Lamar
‘American Idiot´ + ‘Wake up when September ends’, Green Day
´Victorious´, Muse
‘Sheppard’, Geronimo 
Arabic Song Collection 2016 
‘Pure Comedy’, Father John Misty