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Make Films, Not War

Media Strategies Against War
Film series / Lectures, November 08th -22nd 2014
Film and other media have historically addressed depictions of war and violence in a variety of ways, with anti-war films employing war imagery to prevent war altogether. In commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a selection of both historical and contemporary films centers on the often marginalized anti-war discussion within the context of a European-American dialogue. More...

Barbara Klemm: Light and Dark

Photographs from Germany
Exhibition 09/06 through 12/14/2014.
This solo exhibition presents photographs by one of Germany's most distinguished photographers.
Spanning forty years, Barbara Klemm's works bear witness to Germany's recent history, in a country that was divided for decades. Many of her pictures have become 'icons of contemporary history', shaping the cultural memory of several generations. More...

A German Sound Exploration

The Los Angeles based dublab radio collective and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles collaborated to offer a wide-spectrum survey of German sounds More...

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    Deutsch Online   deutschenglish

    Sign up now for our new group online German course "Deutsch Online". Registration possible until September 8, 2014!
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    German Think Tanks   deutschenglishespañol

    There are many German researchers, but how do I find the scholarly experts I need for my current project?

    Film Catalog Media Lounge L.A.   deutschenglish

    Feature films and documentaries from classic to contemporary, entertainment to experimental, trash to treasure, the largest collection of German films in the US - your window to German Cinema.

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    The eLibrary is the Goethe-Institut's virtual library - register to borrow digital media from the comfort of your home.

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    Facts about Germany

    Reference book offering all sorts of up-to-date and reliable basic information about Germany

    German Currents 2014

    8th Annual Festival of German Film Los Angeles



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    2014 Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators

    The recipient of the 2014 Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators is Elisabeth Lauffer, for her translation from a novel by Veit Heinichen.