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VWW: TONI SPIRA - REALITY TV A LA WIEN

  • Mi. 24.07.2024
  • 17:00 — 21:00
  • 4 h 0 mins
  • 10, oder €50 für die ganze Woche. Bei jedes Wetter, und ohne Reservierung.
  • 13., ORF Zentrum, Küniglberg
  • German

Elisabeth Toni Spira was born in Scotland, and started making TV for ORF in 1974. Here, we will celebrate the life and pioneering spirit of a journalist who changed the way Austria saw itself. In a radical move, she gave people time to explain their world, with subtle questions, space and respect. Her documentaries were sometimes uncomfortable viewing, because there was no other platform for people to air their social and political views at the time. She was communist, Jew and a woman, which makes her adventurous broadcasting even more astonishing in the mid-1970s. She was brave and her shows democratic. We will look at her early life in Hietzing, and of course visit some of the locations of her famous television reports, both on Alltagsgeschichte and before that Teleobjektiv and Liebesg'schichten und Heiratssachen. We will listen to extracts from key programmes.

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