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“Neuland” (New Territory) Film Screening and Discussion

Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

map of “Neuland” (New Territory) Film Screening and Discussion

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Contact: Kathryn Sederberg, German

The German Studies Department is pleased to offer a screening of the 2015 documentary Neuland (“New Territory”) with dinner provided. The film will be followed by community discussion led by a panel of speakers. Participants include Kalamazoo College faculty, students, alumni, and community organizers who work with refugees in Michigan.
Film Synopsis: Meet the young students in Mr. Zingg's integration class, who came to Switzerland by planes, trains and automobiles — and even by rubber boats. Separated from their families and in many cases traumatized by events in their home countries, these migrants from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Serbia and Venezuela already have long and arduous journeys behind them. Neuland ("New Territory") follows the adolescents over two years as they struggle to learn a new language, prepare themselves for employment and reveal their innermost hopes and dreams. But as the end of school draws near, each student must face the same difficult question: Is there a place for me in this country?
In German with English subtitles.
Sponsored by: German Studies Department, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, PBS Point of View, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Center for Civic Engagement, Teaching and Learning Committee

For dinner, please RSVP by February 12 to


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