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Dicke Mädchen©Sehr Gute Filme

Kiezkino: Heavy Girls

KiezKino is a new event at The Bioscope Cinema, where a film from the Goethe-Institut film archive will be screened once a month. The concept draws on the idea of the Kiezkino or neighbourhood cinema. The event series kicks off with Dicke Mädchen (Heavy Girls) on 29.04.2014 at 19H30. More...

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        Current Projects

        Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life   english

        After acclaimed runs in Munich, Milan, and New York, this unprecedented photographic exhibition is now showing in Johannesburg until 29.06.2014.

        African Metropolis   english

        6 Films from 6 African Cities – screening at international film festivals worldwide

        Goethe on Main

        Multidisciplinary art space in Johannesburg’s inner city. Visit one of the current exhibitions.

        The Spoken Word Project   deutschenglishfrançaisportuguês

        Stories travelling through Africa in poetry slams: Spoken word artists are keeping the tradition of storytelling alive.

        Writing about Africa   deutschenglishfrançaisportuguês

        Welcome to a voyage of discovery of new German literature representing images of diverse Africa

        Weblog: Moving Africa   deutschenglishfrançaisportuguês

        Pan-African exchange is the main goal of the Moving Africa program, which enables African artists to travel to the most important festivals in Africa. On this blog, they share their experiences.


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        March - April 2014

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