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“Der Chat – meets – Der Chat60 plus”
Chat and shoot the breeze with other learners every first Wednesday of the month.
We are introducing the grandparents to Der Chat, Der Chat60 plus. A generation project, sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office / Auswärtiges Amt. Young and old are welcome to chat and have a good time together, guided by a German teacher of the DGC.
1st Wednesday of the month 7:00 – 8:00pm
Via Zoom (not meant for German native speakers)
How to register?
Please register by 6pm the day of the event each month according to your level:
Group A (levels A1-A2)
Group B (levels B1-C1)
Barbara is a 2012 German drama film directed by Christian Petzold.
In 1980s East Germany, physician Barbara (Nina Hoss) is punished for her request to leave the country by being sent to a remote clinic in a rural hospital near the Baltic Sea, where her assumptions are gradually questioned, in
Christian Petzold’s drama co-starring Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainier Bock and Jasna Fritzi Bauer.
Barbara had been at the prestigious Charité hospital in East Berlin but, after she'd filed an "Ausreiseantrag" – an official request to leave East Germany – she had been incarcerated and transferred to the small town where she is still monitored by the Stasi. The Stasi punishes her for the hours in which they cannot find her by searching her house, strip-searching and cavity-searching her.
The film explores the repressions of East Germany, illustrating what ordinary people, particularly so-called “dissidents” had to face, with Barbara constantly subjected to humiliating searches and followed at every turn. However, it isn’t just a one note representation, as the film also looks at the feelings of community created, with Barbara growing increasingly attached to her job and the people she’s treating.
The film competed at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012, where Petzold won the Silver Bear for Best Director. The film was selected as the German entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.
Watch the movie before Thursday, February 17th, then join the Zoom meeting at 7:00PM and come prepared with your comments and questions. DGC Board Member Dr. Christoph Weber will once again be our moderator, and other Board Members will participate in the discussion as well.
The movie is available here:
Registration is required:
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. For further questions please email us: [masked].
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 17th @ 7:00 PM via Zoom!