DOK.fest is in the Here&Now: Racism in Germany
Contemporary documentaries on politics and society
Racism in Germany continues to be a phenomenon with political, social and moral implications. Whether it is openly expressed, concealed, structurally designed or institutionally anchored – its manifold manifestations require a close look at very different levels. The series "Hier&Jetzt" – a cooperation between the Münchner Volkshochschule (Munich Adult Education Centre) and DOK.fest München – deals with the experience of racism in four outstanding documentaries. Whether in sport, in everyday life situations, in contexts of political solidarity or in intercultural love relationships: Racism is something that characterises the reality of West Germany – and looking away is not an option.
GET ME SOME HAIR!
Lars Barthel asks his Jamaican wife Antoinette why she often wears hair extensions. This personal curiosity leads Lars and his film to some complex and politically-charged questions. What is the relationship between hair and racism? And where do the hair extensions actually come from?
Co-Director: Marian Kiss. Writer: Lars Barthel. Camera: Lars Barthel. Editing: Marian Kiss. Music: diverse Originalmusiken. Production: Koberstein Film. Producer: Maria Wischnewski. Length: 81 min. International Sales: N.N. Distribution: N.N.