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Screening and Q and A: Black Women Confronting the Transnational Far-Right – Mo Asumang’s DIE ARIER / THE ARYANS (2015)
3 December 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Film screening and Q&A with celebrated Afro-German film-maker and journalist Mo Asumang, in conversation with Prof. Erica Carter, Professor of German and Film at King’s College London. With an introduction by Dr Lizzie Stewart, Lecturer in Modern Languages, Culture and Society at Kings College London.
Q&A: live online 3rd December 2020 @ 7:15pm.
The film will be available to view for 24 hours online from 2nd December 7pm – 3rd December 7pm (GMT). Tickets are free, but please register in advance to obtain a link and password for the film screening.
In her acclaimed documentary film DIE ARIER / THE ARYANS (2015), Afro-German filmmaker Mo Asumang sets out to critically explore connections between far-right movements worldwide and challenge racism in its most extreme manifestations head-on. Travelling between Germany, the US, and Iran, Asumang meets German neo-Nazis, the notorious white supremacist Tom Metzger, and Ku Klux Klan members interviewed in the Midwest twilight. THE ARYANS is a personal journey that confronts the far right and it’s thinking face-to-face, both at home in Germany and abroad.
The Centre for German Transnational Relations invites you to a rare opportunity here in the UK to view Asumang’s bold and courageous film, and discuss the questions it raises with the film-maker herself. How and why does racism cross national boundaries? Which networks and imaginaries connect the far right across national and continental boundaries? What impact does this have on how communities imagine themselves? How can culture and the arts intervene? What does it take for a film-maker to stand up and challenge white supremacism?
Supported by the DAAD-funded projects ‘Violence Elsewhere: Imagining Violence Outside Germany Since 1945’ and ‘Circulating Cinema: The Moving Image Archive as Anglo-German Contact Zone’ (German Screen Studies Network). Hosted by the Centre for Transnational German Relations.