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German GCSE Study Morning: Auf Augenhöhe

Recommended for GCSE and equivalent level German

This study morning includes a screening of Auf Augenhöhe. There will be an introduction to the film before the screening. A variety of exercises and points of discussion with the help of worksheets will follow, focusing on descriptions, family relationships and friendships, and prejudice against people that are different from us. The session will be mostly in German and appropriate for Years 10 and 11.

Led by Maggie Hoffgen, Freelance Film Lecturer

Screening: Auf Augenhöhe (recommended certificate 12A)
(At Eye Level)
Dir Joachim Dollhopf, Evi Goldbrunner / Germany / 2016
98mins / German with English Subtitles
Luis Vorbach / Jordan Prentice / Ella Frey
Michi is has been living in a children’s home since his mother died and when he starts the search for his father Tom, he is disappointed to find that he is far from his fantasy, in fact at just over 4 foot, he is shorter than Michi. Back at the children’s home Michi’s finds that his father’s height makes him a target for bullying. Life becomes unbearable and he flees the home to live with Tom. Their newfound relationship is fraught with difficulties but ultimately leads them to understand the true meaning of family and friendship.

This event has been programmed with thanks to Goethe-Institut London

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