1968: A Time of Uproar in Europe and the US
“Race riots“ in Washington, DC, violent protests in Berlin, a national strike in Paris, and the brutal end of the Prague Spring – the year of 1968 was shaped by protest movements and an atmosphere of massive change. On the 50th anniversary of the protests, the Goethe-Institut highlights these historic events with a photo exhibition, offering a view into the movements in these four major cities. From June 4 to August 31.
70 Years Berlin Airlift
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the legendary “Berlin Airlift” that helped more than two million West Berliners survive the 11-month Russian blockade of this iconic city in the wake of the Cold War. Commemorating this historic event, which helped forge the German-American friendship after World War II, the German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut will present the short film Bridges. To provide context and insight into the film, Berlin-based producer Florian Frerichs will join us for a panel discussion following the screening. On June 19 at 6:30 PM.
FIFA World Cup 2018
Beginning June 17, it’s time for the German national soccer team to defend its title as world champions: The 21st FIFA World Cup takes place in Russia this year. To bring the World Cup spirit to Washington, DC, the Goethe-Institut will be hosting live streams in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation for all of the German team’s matches. From June 17 to (hopefully) July 15.
Movie Night: Unter Dir Die Stadt (Below The City)
Svenja Steve, the wife of an ambitious investment banker, gets entangled in an affair with her husband’s boss. To facilitate the affair, Oliver Steve is moved out of the way and “promoted” to a position in Jakarta. Passion in the midst of the world of power and money precipitates a crisis. Friday, 22 June at 6:30 pm. Free admission.
German Courses Summer 2018!
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