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Monday, April 19, 2021

Becoming Black – A Film by Ines Johnson-Spain

Film Screening
2:45 pm CET

A white couple living in the German Democratic Republic, tells their Black child that its skin color is
purely by chance and has no meaning. This is what happened to a girl in East Berlin in the 1960s,
not far from the BCB campus in Pankow.

The child is filmmaker Ines Johnson-Spain. The film, more than seven years in the making, tracks
Ines as she pieces together the secrets surrounding her childhood, her mother’s affair and her
experiences of growing up as a Black child of white parents in the 1960s GDR.

This event is funded by the Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network (EHCN).

Entrance from: 2.45 pm onward
Film starts at 3.00 pm sharp

Contact information:   j.schabig@berlin.bard.edu

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