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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
health systems

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...
christian kern

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...
social entrepreneurship in africa

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...
black-market crime

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...
luxury home

Opinion | The Luxury of Home

When the chips are down, how does a top-rated city give shelter to those who have lost everything? Recessions remind us that home is a luxury, the literal and metaphorical walls that both sustain and...
der menschenfeind

A War of Words – Molière’s Misanthrope

The archetypal angry middle-aged male splutters to life in Molière’s Der Menschenfeind (The Misanthrope)Our current love affair with the instant gratification of insults cannot be blamed solely on an unfiltered social media culture. Misanthropy...
beautiful minds

Beautiful Minds

If our education decides our future, what happens to upward mobility and equal opportunity?A democracy depends on citizens knowing what they are voting for, otherwise the X is as rationally placed as a bet...