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18 Apr 2022

Hans Zimmer: Art is ‘greatest weapon’ against brutality and war

Correspondent

He’s won every major award in the film business – from Oscars to Grammys – for his work on films like Lion King and Dune – now the composer Hans Zimmer is taking his music on a European tour.

His own mother fled the Nazis in 1939. Today his orchestra includes a number of Ukranians – many of them women from Odesa who’ve fled the war back home.

Others are still stuck there.

Our reporter Paraic O’Brien met up with him ahead of his show in the Polish city of Łódź.