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Golem – The Legend of Man

ARTE Film Première and Discussion

Golem lookalikes (two golem figures)

Golem lookalikes, photograph from around 1914; German Film Institute, Frankfurt, Paul Wegener Estate – Kai Möller Collection

Documentary by Torsten Striegnitz and Simone Dobmeier, ARTE/rbb 2016, approx. 52 min.

The golem is a figure from Jewish mysticism that has arisen time and again in poetry and literature and inspired numerous filmmakers and visual artists. The golem theme has shifted across the ages to reflect the fears and desires of the respective eras. In times of crisis particularly, this mythical, human-like creature has boomed. The film Golem – Die Legende vom Menschen (Golem – The Legend of Man), which was made to mark the big golem exhibition at the Jewish Museum Berlin, traces the origins and development of the golem figure from the Bible and the Talmud through works by Goethe to science fiction films – it is an exciting journey through two thousand years of cultural history.

Where

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

Following the movie première, there will be a panel discussion with Peter Schäfer (Director, Jewish Museum Berlin) and Torsten Striegnitz (filmmaker).
Moderation: Stephan Abarbanell, Programmbereichsleiter Hauptabteilung Kultur im rbb

Broadcast: Sunday 25 September 2016 at 5.35 pm on ARTE

Where, when, what?

  • When 13 September 2016, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

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

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    free

  • Please book on Tel: +49 (0)30 25 993 488
    presse@jmberlin.de

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