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Screening German Cinema’s “Dark” Period

Over the next couple of months, students in German 330 German Cinema will investigate an often overlooked era of German cinema: Movies produced by and during the National Socialist regime. While some propaganda films are very well-known — Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will is such a case — others are not. Quite a few of these films had fairly successful second “careers” on postwar German TV, with their original production context often quietly omitted.

ASC students who would like to join the screenings are invited to join our class. Please see the following schedule for dates, times, and locations! (Disclaimer: Some of these films are openly anti-Semitic, many exhibit racist views. These films are essential teaching objects of a course that looks at these films critically. The screening does in no way constitute an endorsement or promotion of these values or images. After each screening will be time for critical discussion and reflection.)

Please see full schedule below:



About GG

Gundolf Graml is Associate Prof. and Dir. of German Studies at Agnes Scott College. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota and has published articles on German and Austrian film and tourism. He is currently writing a book about tourism and Austrian national identity after 1945. Other research projects include critical whiteness studies and, most recently, investigations into the connection between memory and nature. At ASC, Gundolf Graml teaches courses on a broad range of topics, from German 101 to German and Austrian Cinema and Afro-German History and Culture.


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