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Invisible Biographies: Arash Marandi and Maryam Zaree in conversation with Andreas Fanizadeh
November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CET
How diverse German or how homogeneous foreign should it be? Today, Germany and its population are also globalized and people of different origins form a nation. Nevertheless, discourses and ideas are often determined by ethnic attributions and demarcations. Political and social distinctions are often lost in this discussion. Most migrants have fled from undemocratic regimes in their countries of origin. And most of them do not want to be identified with them – even if they continue to have dealings with their societies of origin. But those from whom we are fleeing are also often among us. One should recognize the differences.
There is a right to difference even within communities – and the need to distinguish between democratic and authoritarian milieus. Ethnic origin is of secondary importance here. And in light of current events, a differentiating stance seems more important than ever.
In their work, the two filmmakers Maryam Zaree and Arash Marandi continually deal with themes that accompany them in this respect in Germany.
The discussion series “Reflecting Exile(s) – Exil(e) denken” will be moderated by Andreas Fanizadeh, head of the culture resort at taz newspaper.