To mark the 75th anniversary of DEFA, the series presents five films by filmmakers from the GDR. They deal with social problems such as housing shortages, unemployment, criminality, and non-conformist youth and music culture. As special historical documents, the selected films provide a socially critical insight into life in the GDR.
The exhibition Shaping the Past features works by artists, activists, and collectives from North America and Germany which illuminate ongoing memory interventions, reimagine civil society, and offer reparative models that actively shape the past and our paths forward.
The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library (eLibrary). More than 23,000 German language eBooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers are available for downloading from the Onleihe.
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?
Fusion is considered the free spirit among the festivals, and what the people seek and experience here is as diverse as themselves. What unites them is the freedom to be as they want to be: unconstrained and uncontrolled.
How does the past take shape? What happens in the process of coming to terms with the past? What social repercussions are associated with the rooting of history in monuments and memorials? How can those narratives be shifted or upended through alternative, innovative approaches to memorialization?
A Virtual Reality meetup series for women and gender-marginalised people in the field of immersive technology. The project was initiated by the Goethe-Institut Montreal together with Sara Lisa Vogl, co-founder of Women in Immersive Tech Europe (WIIT).