Films on Communist East Germany (Friday November 16, 2007)
Please come watch two films on everyday life in communist East Germany on Friday November 16, 2007, in Roberts Hall 423.
The first film, the comedy "Goodbye Lenin," will be shown at 1:00 p.m. It focuses on the efforts of a son to protect his ill mother, a loyal communist, from the knowledge that the East German government has collapsed.
The second film, the drama "The Lives of Others," will be shown at 3:15 p.m. "The Lives of Others" focuses on how the strategies of the East German Secret Police (the "Stasi") affected East German citizens. This film won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Both films focus not only on what life was like in East Germany, but also on the collapse of East Germany and the process of German reunification.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Molly Johnson at Molly.Johnson@uah.edu.