Recommended for GCSE and equivalent level German.
Capacity: 158 places
In this GCSE study session, Beate Peter will introduce students to contemporary German cinema through a screening of Caroline Link’s NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA. The session will use NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA as a springboard for GCSE level language exercises and discussion.
Led by Beate Peter, German Lector at Manchester Metropolitan University
Screening: NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA (NOWHERE IN AFRICA) 15
Director: Caroline Link, Germany, 2002, 138 mins. In German with English subtitles.
Winner of the 2003 Foreign Language Oscar, NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA tells the story of a Jewish family in 1938 that flees the Nazi regime for a new life in Kenya. Walter was a lawyer in Germany but in Africa he supports his family as caretaker on a remote farm. His wife Jettel misses friends and her comfortable bourgeois life and can’t adapt. But it’s their shy young daughter Regina who truly blossoms, learning local customs and the language of her new home.