What to Watch

A series of film and video recommendations. They are organized into the following categories:
1. Web Series on YouTube
2. Short Film Clips and Excerpts
3. Documentaries
4. Full-Length Feature Films

WEB SERIES ON YOUTUBE

Schwarz Rot Gold

This web series documents Black German biographies in contemporary Germany.

Polyglot

Polyglot is a web series following the life of an Afro-German woman in Berlin.

Witnessed

Witnessed is a series of short clips featuring black authors and artists in Germany.

SHORT CLIPS AND EXCERPTS

The Sorrow and the Pity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4cF2sGPUBQ&feature=youtu.be
Film footage of Nazi Germans shouting gibes at French colonial troops

 “Kennt der Deutsch?” (1974) –  A clip from the NDR documentary, Ein Deutscher Boxer (2012)

Shit White Germans Say to Black Germans

Shit White Germans Say to Black Germans (separate and unrelated clip)

Jennifer Teege, Granddaughter of a Nazi war criminal on Deutsche Welle

DOCUMENTARIES

Majubs Reise (2014)

This 2014 documentary follows the life and career of Black actor Majub bin Adam Mohamed Hussein, who eventually was deported to the concentration camp Sachsenhausen, where he died in 1944.

real life: Deutschland (2010)

A documentary about Afro-German youth.

Black Tape

A documentary on the history of German hip hop, featuring several Afro-German musicians.

FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILMS

Toxi (1952)

Toxi tells the story of a young Afro-German girl of the same name who finds herself living with a white middle-class German family.

Schwarzfahrer (1993)

Pepe Danquart’s Oscar-winning short film from 1993 captures the daily racism a black man experiences on the tram.

Teza (2009)

Teza tells the story of an Ethiopian student migrating back and forth between Ethiopia, West Germany, and East Germany.

Kleine Große Stimme (2015)

Kleine Große Stimme tells the tale of an Austrian boy seeking his African American father.

Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger!

Premiering in 2006 on German television, it is also available with English subtitles.