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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

Phral mende – Who We Are

Film and Discussion on Perspectives of Sinti and Roma in Germany

Phral mende – Who We Are is not a film about Sinti* and Roma* but a polyphonic self-portrait. In biographical interviews, personalities such as Anita Awosusi, Fatima Hartmann, and Ilona Lagrene talk to director Tayo Awosusi-Onutor about civil rights engagement, remembrance culture, and everyday racism. Their perspectives and individual experiences give rise to a vivid picture of Sinti* and Roma* in Germany which defies stereotypical views.

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W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Following the film, there will be a panel and an audience discussion with the director and the film’s protagonists – about identity and commitment, home and origins, and how one perceives oneself and is perceived by others. Taking part in the discussion are Tayo Awosusi-Onutor, Anita Awosusi, Ilona Lagrene, and Estera Iordan, moderated by Dr. Jane Weiß (née Schuch).

Copyright: Tayo Awosusi-Onutor

Tayo Awosusi-Onutor

Tayo Awosusi-Onutor, born in 1978 in Karlsruhe as daughter to a German Sintezza and a Nigerian father, describes herself as Afro-Sintezza. She is an R'n'B and soul singer, writer, and director and is involved in the IniRromnja group and in various other Communities of Color.

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  • When Thursday 15 March 2018, 7 pm
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  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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Event Series: New German Stories (14)

New German Stories

Since 2014, New German Stories has been illustrating Germany’s past and present as a multiethnic society through the lens of individual lives. The event series includes readings, film screenings, and conversations.

Phral mende – Who We Are

15 March 2018
Film and Discussion on Perspectives of Sinti and Roma in Germany

Dmitrij Belkin

Germanija. How I Became an Adult and a Jew in Germany

19 October 2017
Reading and discussion on Dmitrij Belkin's narrative that also throws light on immigration today.

With Karamba to the Bundestag

1 June 2017
Reading and Discussion with Karamba Diaby (in German)

Vater unser
Eine Sintifamilie erzählt
(Our Father. A Sinti Family Recounts)

23 March 2017
Discussion and reading with Anita Awosusi

Black and white portrait of a young man with glasses in half profile

A Jew in Neukölln:
My Path to Coexistence of Religions

19 October 2016
The theology student and journalist Ármin Langer presents his first book

A man is painting on a waggon

Children of the liberation

6 July 2016
Discussion and reading with Marion Kraft, Ika Hügel-Marshall and Judy Gummich: The perspectives of black Germans of the postwar generation

A woman and a man (heads)

ХАИМ – HEIM (Home)

15 March 2016
Discussion and film clips with Robert Schulzmann

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Doitscha
Eine jüdische Mutter packt aus (A Jewish mother reveals all)

19 May 2015
Reading and discussion with Adriana Altaras

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Osama bin Laden is sleeping with fishes

10 March 2015
Reading and discussion with Ahmad Milad Karimi

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The “Koscher Light” Generation

9 September 2014
Reading and discussion with Alina Gromova

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Kıymet

8 July 2014
Film showing and discussion with Canan Turan

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Being German and Black as well

13 May 2014
Reading and discussion with Theodor Michael

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“InderKinder”
On Growing up and Living in Germany

20 March 2014
Reading and discussion with Urmila Goel and Nisa Punnamparambil-Wolf

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We, the new Germans
Who we are, what we want

15 January 2014
Reading and discussion with Alice Bota, Khuê Pham and Özlem Topçu