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"My DDR Tshirt" - film screening

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Free Screening of My DDR T-Shirt

Students and teachers are invited to a free evening screening of Ian Hawkins’ remarkable film “My DDR T-Shirt” (German with English subtitles).There will be a Q&A with the director afterwards.

“My DDR T-Shirt” is an interview film about people’s experiences with communist East Germany. When Hawkins went to Berlin in 2005, he like many tourists bought a t-shirt with communist symbols on it; to him it seemed a funny souvenir. Yet the t-shirt became more than a matter of fashion: What did the communist symbols actually stand for? What did they mean to people? And do they still mean something? To find an answer, Hawkins met people from both sides of the Iron Curtain and recorded their opinions and life stories. “What does the DDR t-shirt represent to you?”

The film offers a perfect opportunity for your students to learn more about life in divided Germany through the eyes of a British filmmaker.

The screening details are:
Thursday, December 2 2010
University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus
Palmer Building 102
6.30 p.m.

Click here for the event flier.

If you would like to join us, please contact Gillian Williams -

The event will run as part of the CEGS (Centre for East German Studies) event series, and is organised by Stefanie Ochel, Lektorin on behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and Dr Ute Wölfel, Director of CEGS.