As part of the CALA Fall 2018 Film Series “The Immigrant Experience: Visions of Diaspora on Film in America and Abroad,” the NYU Center for Applied Liberal Arts and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a screening of the 2008 German film "The Edge of Heaven.", directed by Dir. Fatih Akin. This multi-layered drama follows the stories of six people, four Turks and two Germans, as they realize the meaning of love while facing the harsh realities of the world we live in. The film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Doreen Densky, Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU's Department of German, will introduce the film.
About the Series:
As immigration ignites new conversations in the U.S., it continues to be a divisive issue across the globe. This film series explores the experiences of people who leave their homeland seeking a better life and new opportunities. From the U.S. to Italy and Germany, these films portray the values and aspirations, dreams and nightmares associated with the places where immigrants and refugees settle. As much as these stories are about exile and marginalization, they are also about connecting with others and the power of a human bond that transcends geographic borders and stereotypes.
With RSVP, this event is free of charge. If you would like to attend, please register here. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you.
"Screening of 'The Edge of Heaven' - CALA Fall 2018 Film Series" is a DAAD-supported event.