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Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint  Charlie Stiftung
Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint Charlie StiftungWednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 9:25am
Last year, the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation supported The BronxBerlinConnection a project by the social work organization Gangway e.V. The BerlinBronxConnection brings disadvantaged and endangered youth from the Bronx and Berlin together, using a shared interest in hip hop to help broaden their horizons, realize their own potential, and get them back on track pursuing their education and finding a place in society.

Gangway e.V. has released a video about this visit that we are very pleased to share with you.

https://youtu.be/pEq4pkxVqbM
Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint  Charlie Stiftung
The BronxBerlinConnection 2016
Seit dem Jahr 2008 führt Gangway e.V. – Straßensozialarbeit in Berlin, einen transatlantischen Jugendaustausch durch, die BronxBerlinConnection. Die ursprüng...
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Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint  Charlie Stiftung
Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint Charlie StiftungWednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 11:09am
In January, the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation funded the visit to Berlin of two very unusual photographers: Bruce Hall (from Orange County, CA) and Sonia Soberats (from New York) are both blind. During their visit,which was organized by Laboratorium e.V., the two extraordinary photographers attended the opening of an exhibition of their work, spoke before an interested public of admirers, aspiring photographers and media representatives, and offered photography workshops.

You can watch a trailer for a film about them here. https://player.vimeo.com/video/165739769?wmode=opaque

Ms. Soberats also has a flickr page, where you can see some of her extraordinary work:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/seeingwithphotography/sets/72157613355579108/

Learn more about Bruce Hall here:
http://www.brucehallphoto.com/

An interview (in German) by RBB Radio about a film about them is available here:
http://www.shotinthedark-film.com/pressestimmen/
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TRAILER - SHOT IN THE DARK
This is "TRAILER - SHOT IN THE DARK" by Kristina Konrad on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint  Charlie Stiftung
Checkpoint Charlie Foundation / Checkpoint Charlie StiftungThursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 5:03pm
This nice little profile of one last year's participants in our Welcome Home program appeared in this month's Lake Conroe edition of Postcards Magazine. In the interview, Toni talks quite a bit about her time serving in Berlin and her visit to Berlin, which was organized by the foundation. Nice picture Toni! It was a pleasure hosting you.

http://www.postcardslive.com/do-you-know-toni-mcgrew/