Gehen | Bleiben: Whether to Remain or to Leave

Film Series organized the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, UC Berkeley Department of History, Institute of European Studies, and the Alliance Française San Francisco, co-sponsored by the Netherland-America Foundation

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Through the lens of intimate relationships and a ground-up historical perspective, five curated documentaries and films explore the causation and consequences of international and global migration. By providing place-specific, historically contextualized narratives, it becomes obvious that the question of whether to stay or not to stay is one that remains with people well before, and long after their eventual departure.

All films are introduced by scholars from UC Berkeley and the German Historical Institute.

  • April 5, 2019, 6pm | Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium  
    Angst essen Seele auf [Fear Eats the Soul]
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Germany, 1947
  • April 12, 6pm | Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium
    Hippie Masala [Forever in India]
    Ulrich Grossenacher and Damaris Lüthi, Switzerland, 2006
  • May 7, 7pm | Alliance Française, San Francisco
    Bébé Tigre [Young Tiger]
    Cyprien Vial, France 2015
  • May 17, 6pm | Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium
    Raving Iran 
    Susanne Regina Meures, Switzerland, 2016
  • May 31, 6pm | Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium
    Bezness as Usual
    Alex Pitstra, Netherlands, 2016