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Andrew Standen-Raz

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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

Cover Story: Private Lives

From the internet to the bedroom, Austrians care about – and protect – the personal sphere. It’s a cultural thing.On a cold, grey day in January, a security camera suspended from a bouquet of...

How to…be a Data-Savvy Spy

Fear of Big-Data snoops sifting through your chat history, photo streams, and following your private trips across town?Greta Garbo understood about privacy: She didn't want to "be" alone, as the Hollywood myth-makers would have it....

Scenes of Vienna: Politics Killed the Radio Star

Citizens and celebrities gather at the ORF Radiokulturhaus to mourn and protest the passing of an era.Early in Spring, Das Ohr, the four-meter high ear sculpture standing outside the Radiokulturhaus on Argentinierstrasse, was attacked...

Business & Career: Behind the Gallery Walls

In staging their signature shows, Vienna’s art exhibitors navigate an opaque world filled with secretive collectors, oligarchs and layers of fancy lawyersVienna is a city of exhibitions. Big exhibitions. Expensive exhibitions – with dozens...

Profiles: The Artist is Present

The importance of art depends on what society makes of it. Four pillars of Vienna’s art scene told us how they – a museum director, a curator, a gallerist and an art collector –...

The Train of Hope: Organized Chaos at the Encampment on the Gürtel

Picture: © Christopher KlettermayerPart IIYou sense the Train of Hope camp even before you see it. Exiting the underground into the train station, gliding up several escalators to reach the main ticketing hall, you...

City Life: The Kindness of Strangers

With tens of thousands of asylum seekers overwhelming public institutions, couples like Skye and Zoltan Kiss are opening their homesSkye and Zoltan Kiss found an unusual way to cope with our current influx of...

Scenes of Vienna: Boarding the Train of Hope

“Three people in one room want to commit suicide? Stay cool.” What keeps everyone going is the sense of humanity.You sense the Train of Hope camp before you see it. Gliding up the escalator to...

The Train of Hope: Among the Refugees at Vienna’s Hauptbahnhof

Picture: ©Christopher KlettermayerPart IIt started with a post on Facebook, Martina Barwitzki told me. It was her friend Julian: Some refugees were coming to the Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) and there was no one around. “I'm...
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