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Spotlight on Germany

Take a closer look at different aspects of life in Germany.

A stroke of luck for German cinema: Maren Ade’s “Toni Erdmann” received a standing ovation at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Photo (detail): © picture alliance/dpa/Cannes Film Festival

Changing Germany's image

A young generation of directors is taking German cinema in a new direction with intercultural perspectives, unusual narratives, and novel aesthetic approaches. 

Rural life Photo (detail): © Adobe

Home is where your WiFi is

You read and hear in the media at regular intervals that people are either moving to the country or moving away from it. What is really going on? Is it an urban or a rural exodus? Where are Germans going?

Protesters at a demonstration against Coronavirus policies in Berlin Photo (detail): picture alliance/Marc Vorwerk/SULUPRESS.DE

“Conflict can build bridges”

Thousands have taken to the streets in Germany to protest the government’s Coronavirus policies. They are a disparate group of people who would otherwise have little or no contact: concerned citizens, conspiracy theorists, new agers and far-right radicals.

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The Onleihe, Goethe-Institut's online library, is full of German books, music, magazines, audio books and movies. And you have free access to this wide range of offers!

Drawn picture; 2 people sit next to each other, inbetween them plays a radio Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Time to listen

The project “Time to listen” presents a collection of stories - told by storytellers from all areas of art, from all over the world.

Logo containing the words “One Zero Society” © Goethe-Institut e. V./Illustration: Tobias Schrank

Perspectives on post-digital Cultures
One Zero Society

Digitisation is a transformation pocess and a creative task for civil society. The magazine “One Zero Society” invites to a global exchange about our future. 

Goethe on Demand

On Goethe on Demand, the streaming platform of the Goethe-Institut, we present a variety of online film programs, film festivals and film series that can be streamed from home. They are accessible online and free of charge after registration.