The Film „Western“ – Encountering the Other

    Just as in a traditional “Western” plot: Construction worker Meinhard is riding a horse. | © 2017 Komplizen Film, Chouchkov Brothers, coop99, KNM
    How do we interact with strangers and engage with foreign countries? The film “Western” tells the story of German construction workers sent to build a hydroelectric power station in Bulgaria, where their encounters with local villagers do not, to put it mildly, always go smoothly.

    Frankly … integrated – Integration while Mowing the Lawn

    How much rage can a lawnmower cause? | Photo (detail): Frank May/picture alliance
    Dominic Otiang’a comes from Kenya. Before moving to Germany he was certain he would not suffer any culture shock. But he was wrong.

    Pre-departure integration – The road to Germany begins at home

    Living and Working in Germany; Copyright: Jedrzej Kaminski / EyeEm / Getty Images
    Potential migrants can learn more about Germany and their job prospects there while still in their home countries – and not only by asking their friends and acquaintances.

    Dancing the polka in Milwaukee

    Photo (detail): © Nina Subin
    Interview with writer and illustrator Nora Krug about her new book “Heimat”, living as a German in the US and the potential of graphic memoirs to deal with the past.

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