The Recommended is a monthly selection of recommendations from the Rotholz team to watch, to read, and to listen. Curated at the end of each month by a member of the Rotholz team The Recommended is designed to delight your senses. So we invite you to dive in and enjoy this month's picks.
The Underground Railroad
A compelling miniseries by Academy Award winner Berry Jenkins, based on the novel of the same name. The fictional story follows Cora, personated by the marvelous South African actress Thuso Mbedu, attempting an escape from slavery in the southern United States in the 1800s. In reality, "The Underground Railroad" was a network of hidden routes and safe houses that helped enslaved African-Americans escape to freedom. Cora's and the other slaves' horrifying everyday realities are presented without sentiment, in all their brutality, so watch with an eye and consider yourself warned.
Über Menschen by Juli Zeh
Juli Zeh’s second novel about our beloved home: Brandenburg. Set in last year’s corona lockdown, it is a story about being alone with yourself, meeting new friends where you wouldn’t expect them, and how to get along as a Berliner in rural Brandenburg.
Devil's Diamond Memory Collection by Aloa Input
One of the good things that 2020 has brought to light is the long awaited album by Munich’s Aloa Input. The concept album floats between psychedelic spheres, warm love songs, and experimental krautrock. Each of the 14 songs takes you on a journey to an utopian future that sways between optimism and apocalypse.