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Film: “The Lives of Others”

December 1st, 2017

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We invite you to our film screening of THE LIVES OF OTHERS (“Das Leben der Anderen”) in Shiffman 219 on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7pm!
This award-winning film will be presented with English subtitles, and the screening is open to all who are interested in enjoying this movie, in learning about that period of German history, and thanks to our sponsor, the Center for German and European Studies, in free pizza!
To allow us keeping count and ordering food, please use our RSVP-Link.
Here’s a link to the trailer, and below a short description:
At once a political thriller and human drama, THE LIVES OF OTHERS begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. THE LIVES OF OTHERS traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Muhe, best known for his lead roles in Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES and as Dr. Mengele in Costa-Gavras’ AMEN), a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany’s all-powerful secret police. His mission is to spy on a celebrated writer and actress couple, Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) and Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck).

Upcoming Event: Discussing “An African City” with Nicole Amarteifio ’04

April 24th, 2017

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Wednesday, April 26
5-7:30 p.m.

Nicole Amarteifio ’04 is the creator and executive producer of the hit African television and web series “An African City.” The show, which CNN and the BBC have called Africa’s answer to “Sex and the City,” follows the lives of five young African women who have recently resettled in Accra, Ghana (Amarteifio’s hometown), after living abroad for most of their lives.

Following the screening of an episode of the program that takes on the tense and tender ties between Africans and African-Americans, Carina Ray, associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies, will interview Amarteifio.

Wasserman Cinematheque
Sachar International Center
Brandeis University

5-6 p.m. – Welcome reception
6-7:30 p.m. – Screening and conversation

The event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Event: Verdun Film Premiere

March 31st, 2016

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verdun poster

Screening: Above and Beyond

April 13th, 2015

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Above and Beyond

Upcoming Event: The Passages of Walter Benjamin

November 21st, 2014

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“The Passages of Walter Benjamin” a documentary film by Judith Wechsler followed by a question and answer session with the director.

December 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Mandel Center of the Humanities, Mandel G03

Please email Patrick Gamsby ( with any questions about the event.


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