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Centre for East German Studies - My DDR T-Shirt - Free film screening plus Q&A with the director – University of Reading

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Centre for East German Studies - My DDR T-Shirt - Free film screening plus Q&A with the director

Join us for an evening screening of Ian Hawkins’ remarkable film “My DDR T-Shirt” (English with some subtitles).There will be a Q&A with the director afterwards.

“My DDR T-Shirt” is an interview film about people’s experiences with communist East Germany. When Hawkins went to Berlin in 2005, he like many tourists bought a t-shirt with communist symbols on it; to him it seemed a funny souvenir. Yet the t-shirt became more than a matter of fashion: What did the communist symbols actually stand for? What did they mean to people? And do they still mean something? To find an answer, Hawkins met people from both sides of the Iron Curtain and recorded their opinions and life stories. “What does the DDR t-shirt represent to you?”

The film offers a perfect opportunity to learn more about life in divided Germany through the eyes of a British filmmaker.

The event will run as part of the CEGS (Centre for East German Studies) event series, and is organised by Stefanie Ochel, Lektorin on behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and Dr Ute Wölfel, Director of CEGS.

Event information

Date

02 December 2010

Time

18.30

Location

Palmer Building 102

Contact

Stefanie Ochel
s.c.ochel@reading.ac.uk

Gillian Williams
german@reading.ac.uk

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