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Film Review: Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)

Posted in conjunction with the course Multicultural Germany in fall semester 2015. Author: Seri In The Edge of Heaven is a 2007 drama film written and directed by Turkish-German Fatih Akın. This film, set in Germany and Turkey, is in omnibus … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dirt for Dinner (Dreckfresser)

Posted in conjunction with the course Multicultural Germany in fall semester 2015. Author: Cara Bohmann Dreckfresser – Dirt for Dinner This documentary from 2000 by Branwen Okpako tells the story of Samuel Njankouo Meffire, son of a Cameroonian father and German … Continue reading

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Book Review: Along a Dangerous Road

Posted in conjunction with the course Multicultural Germany in fall semester 2015. Author: Evelyn Roth Along a Dangerous Road – “Der Schlaf in der Ténéré hinterlässt eine unzerstörbare Spur im Körper. Eine Erinnerung für das ganze Leben“ (Sleeping in the Ténéré leaves its mark … Continue reading

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Film Review: My name is not Ali – Ali im Paradies – Jannat Ali

Posted in conjunction with the course Multicultural Germany in fall semester 2015. Author: Tina Schlagenhaufer Film Review: Viola Shafik’s My name is not Ali – Ali im Paradies – Jannat Ali My Name Is Not Ali is a documentary by Viola Shafik[1]  from … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

Posted in conjunction with the course Multicultural Germany in fall semester 2015. Author: Gradey Wang The 2006 German drama film The Lives of Others (German: Das Leben der Anderen) directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck follows the lives of playwright Georg … Continue reading

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Film Review: Head-On (Gegen die Wand)

Posted in conjunction with the course Multicultural Germany in fall semester 2015. Author: Andrew Christensen Gegen die Wand is a dark and dramatic romance directed and written by Fatih Akın. The film makes a powerful statement about the nature of … Continue reading

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Book Review: “So wie ich will: Mein Leben zwischen Moschee und Minirock”

As part of their work for the Multicultural Germany undergraduate seminar at UC Berkeley, students in the course have reviewed recent German books relating in various ways to topics of migration, multiculturalism, and contemporary German identity. Ann Huang reviewed Melda … Continue reading

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