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Small + Big = Dynamite

Back in 2009, one German documentary won both of Europe's most coveted radio prizes – the Prix Italia and the Prix Europa.

Back in 2009, one German documentary won both of Europe's most coveted radio prizes – the Prix Italia and the Prix Europa.

Lost in Music, by Patric Banush, tells the personal story of dissident Romanian DJ Cornel Chiriac, while also offering a larger window into life under Ceausescu's dictatorship in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Norwegian producer Berit Hedemann presents the program in its entirety, and explores why a focused personal story combined with broader historical narrative (and a classic rock and roll soundtrack) makes for such potent radio.

Note! Lost in Music is in German, but you can read along via the downloadable transcript, which you'll find below in the Extras section.


Featuring

Berit Hedemann

Berit Hedemann has been pursuing innovation in radio and TV at NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) since 1973. Since 2002, Hedemann has been head of NRK's Radio Documentary Department, and has coached and produced hundreds of radio documentaries, many of which have won international prizes. She herself has been recognized by the Prix Italia and Prix Futura, among other international awards. Hedemann has also written "Listen and See" (2006), a book on radio documentary production.