1. Program
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  3. Film Series
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  5. Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany
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  7. Die Türhüter + Bruderland ist abgebrannt + Sorge 87

Die Türhüter + Bruderland ist abgebrannt + Sorge 87

OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Angelika Nguyen, Kien Nghi Ha and Thanh Nguyen Phuong

Die Türhüter
Sema Poyraz, FRG 1988, 17'

In 1988, it’s not only the physical wall dividing the city that the Turkish inhabitants of Kreuzberg must contend with. Their experiences of social limits are interwoven with Kafka’s “Before the Law”: an immigrant perspective on West Berlin.

Bruderland ist abgebrannt
Angelika Nguyen, Germany 1992, 28'

Tens of thousands of Vietnamese contract workers employed in East Germany lost their jobs due to reunification. Angelika Nguyen’s important document was made shortly afterwards and asks what became of the promised solidarity and fraternity.

Sorge 87
Thanh Nguyen Phuong, Germany 2018, 10'

Vietnamese contract workers were hired in Werdau in Saxony in the 1980s to staff the textile factory, bringing life to the small town. Thanh Nguyen Phuong animates fabric prints to bring back the memories of that time.

Thanh Nguyen Phuong was born in Werdau in 1992 and studied communication design and film at the FH Potsdam. Her film "Sorge 87" premiered at the DOK Leipzig last year and has been screened and awarded at various festivals around the world.

Kien Nghi Ha, PhD in cultural and political studies, works on Asian German Studies, postcolonial criticism, racism and migration at the University of Tübingen. His monograph Unrein und vermischt. Postkoloniale Grenzgänge durch die Kulturgeschichte der Hybridität und der kolonialen “Rassenbastarde“ (2010) was awarded the Augsburg Science Prize for Intercultural Studies 2011. Numerous publications including Asiatische Deutsche Extended. Vietnamesische Diaspora and Beyond (ed., 2021).