FREE German Movie Night / Filmabend
Thursday, February 23, 7:00 pm - Room 1016 in the Rowe Building at Dalhousie University, Halifax
Movie: Two documentaries about East Germany, before and after unification.
Movie #1: Radfahrer (The cyclist, 27 Min).
The photographer Harald Hauswald was followed by Stasi-agents from 1983 until the fall of the Berlin Wall. This film by Marc Thümmler shows black-and-white images of daily life in East Germany, images that were not to be published, because they did not match the self-image of the GDR leadership: punks, drunkards, crumbling houses. These scenes stand in contrast to passages read from the Stasi-files on the photographer.
Movie #2: Die Maßnahme (The measure, 59 Min, 2008).
Gerbstedt, a small town in Saxony-Anhalt: 24 per cent of inhabitants are unemployed. The employment office declares the town a trial location: by providing paid “civic work“, it is hoped to reintegrate all the long-term unemployed into the labour market. What starts off as a promising initiative, ends on a sobering note.
Organized by the German Canadian Association of Nova Scotia & Dalhousie University German Department, with support from the Goethe Institute Montreal
Movies are free. Films shown in German, with English subtitles. You can RSVP to the event on Meetup by clicking here (but an RSVP is not necessary to attend).
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2.00 pm at the Lower Deck in Clayton Park
The AGM 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2.00 pm at the Lower Deck in Clayton Park. Anyone interested is welcome to join us for the AGM, which will be followed by a social get-together. Please RSVP to Katie by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6.30 pm, Lion's Head Tavern, 3081 Robie Street
Come out and celebrate Karneval season with the German Canadian Association! Come enjoy food and beverages and speak some German! Prizes available for best costume as always, so come dressed in your best. Please RSVP on Meetup by clicking here.
New location: The Lion's Head Tavern at the corner of Robie and Sullivan Streets in Halifax
Join the German Canadian Association at the Lower Deck in Clayton Park for good food, drink and conversation. Sausage and schnitzel on the menu! We meet the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm.
The next Halifax Stammtisch dates are: March 22, April 26
Come out and meet us at Curly Portables in Enfield for food, drinks and some good German socializing. The German Canadian Association Elmsdale Stammtische happen the fourth Thursday of every month at 7pm. If you have further questions, please contact André Trzebiatowski.
The next Elmsdale Stammtisch dates are: March 23, April 27
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO MORE KAFFEEKLATSCH. There were regular Kaffeeklatches in 2016, with the last Kaffeeklatsch being held in November, but the group who organized them decided to discontinue the monthly gatherings.