Film Screening

German Movie Nights: Schwarze Adler

Schwarze Adler
© Sven Simon




Language: German with English subtitles
Price: Free admission Registration required

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Our German Movie Nights in July are all about diversity and inclusion in professional soccer.

We are pleased to present the U.S. virtual premiere of the documentary Black Eagles by Torsten Körner from July 16-18. The film is available to viewers in the United States.

Schwarze Adler is a documentary about German soccer, racism, and the Black players in the national teams. These trailblazing men and women share their personal stories of growing up in Germany and their experiences on the way to the top of the country’s most popular sport: the prejudice and racial hostility they faced, the obstacles they had to overcome. From the first generation of professional players, some of them the children of American GIs stationed in Germany after the war, to today’s international stars.

The players recount what it’s like to be racially abused by thousands in soccer stadiums and by millions in front of their TVs, casting a light on how fans, the media, and German society itself have dealt with race from the early postwar years to today.

Schwarze Adler
Dir. Torsten Körner
With Guy Acolatse, Otto Addo, Gerald Asamoah, Anthony Baffoe, Cacau, Rigobert Gruber, Jimmy Hartwig, Steffi Jones, Erwin Kostedde, Jean-Manuel Mbom, Patrick Owomoyela, Beverly Ranger, Shary Reeves, Jordan Torunarigha
Germany, 2021
100 minutes