This is the list of messages related to German at the University of Michigan. You generally receive these messages over the weekend via email, and you will see them posted on CTools (German Advising Mail). If you have any questions, please address them to the German advisors.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

"Be-Troit – The Project, The Idea" - Film and Post Screening Discussion of a Documentary about Be-troit by Philip Haver: Monday, September 25, 8-10 p.m., North Quad 2435

Olad Aden, Venice Session, and young artists will answer questions after the screening.

The cities of Berlin and Detroit are full of amazing artists. Very much in the same way in which Berlin was regarded as the subcultural capitol of the world some 15 or 20 years ago, when artists were flocking to it because of affordable space, bringing with them an incredible energy and of course many talents and abilities, you can feel a certain kind of energy when you travel to Detroit these days. It is rough and at the same time interesting and beautiful, grimy and at the same time elegant and free. It is a place where devastation is still visible and alongside of it there are opportunities. Opportunities for artists, activists and resistance movements to help turn the city into the magnificent place it could be in order to make things better for all of its residents. 

From September 11 to September 20, 2016, artists from Berlin and Detroit, poets, emcees, singer/songwriters, beat producers, came together in Detroit in order to get to know one another and to create. In June of 2017, they got back together, this time in Berlin in order to present what had been created in Detroit.

The film will be presented in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chicago and Urbana-Champaign.


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