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Meryl Streep, George Clooney and the Global Controversy at Berlinale

Title: Meryl Streep, George Clooney and the Global Controversy at Berlinale

This year’s Berlin Film Festival came with a special focus on refugee and immigrant cinema, but first it had to weather the bad press on those very subjects from its two biggest guests. Berlinale, one of Europe’s most influential film festivals, made international news on its first day. But not all news is good news. When an Egyptian journalist asked Jury President Meryl Streep about her familiarity with Middle East and North African cinema during a press conference, Streep stumbled on her words: “We’re all Africans, really.” Her answer — which you can…

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