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Andrew Standen-Raz

Following studies in Anthropology at UCL, Film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Law at Loyola, Andrew worked for Miramax Films, 20th Century Fox Studios, and won two awards as a public relations counsel at Ruder Finn. After seeing the US political system from the inside while working for the VOA at a Democratic & a Republican political convention, Andrew returned to Europe to make documentary films, including "Vinyl: Tales from the Vienna Underground", which premiered at Karlovy Vary. He is currently curating for a film festival, developing new film projects, and developing an organic food app
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“How to Live Together” at the Kunsthalle Wien is a Guide for Better World

A new group show at the Kunsthalle encourages us to shed our preconceptions and love the things that set us apart.The tempting possibility of a Utopia, a perfect world where we all get along...
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How the Wiener Festwochen are Breaking all the Rules in 2017

The Wiener Festwochen push the envelope with a new co-director setting the toneBeing voted “most-livable” city can be a double-edged sword. Every metropolis has its charms – a heady mix of unique tastes and...

Austria’s Obsession with Extreme Sports and how it Changes us

How Austria's taming the rush of death-defying adrenaline highs condition us to be more resilient.In just one tenth of a second your brain goes into fight or flight mode when confronted with danger. Repeated...
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Opinion | The Time I Found out Just how Great Austria’s Health System is

Medical Meanderings: From dodgy diagnostics in the U.K. to a tree-filled quad in the Alpine Republic. A tale of two cities.When a sympathetic African priest materializes at your Viennese hospital bedside, murmuring what sound like...
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Will Chancellor Christian Kern’s “Plan A” Tame the Refugee Problem?

Or does Kern's new narrative play into the hands of the populists?There have been no bombs in Austrian cities. There are no policemen in body armor patrolling the streets. Yet Trump-style talk of sealing...
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Austrians Promote Social Entrepreneurship in Africa

Two Austrian-led organizations ask whether social entrepreneurs in Africa can combat the world’s “wicked problems” any better than development NGOsIn the charming 2013 documentary Bring the Sun Home illiterate mothers and grandmothers leave their remote...

Franz Grillparzer’s Medea

The Volkstheater tackles the original woman scorned in Franz Grillparzer’s MedeaHow do you create empathy for a mother who murders her children? With mixed success, judging from the Volkstheater’s production of Medea, an 1820...
The History of Now

Nadiv Molcho’s First Feature Film, The History of Now

Nadiv Molcho – the young actor, director and member of the NENI clan – is used to defying naysayers. His first feature film is The History of NowThe world of Nadiv Molcho – a...
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The Undeclared Economy

How does Austria deal with Europe’s estimated €1 trillion shadow economy of black-market crime, petty tax evasion and corporate profit shifting?In Vienna, a tax fraud sting begins with an innocuous questionnaire, printed in German, English and...