Middle and High School students have been invited to a special screening at Berlin & Beyond - In Focus.
GISSV students from both campuses got the chance to meet Oscar winning film director Caroline Link!
Traditionally the annual Berlin & Beyond Film Festival in February offers a special (youth) movie screening for German speaking students in the famous San Francisco Castro Theater. However Berlin & Beyond - In Focus is a virtual festival and our students could dial in: The SF students from their classrooms and MV students from their homes.
The students watched the movie "Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl" (When Hitler stole pink rabbit), followed by a live discussion with the Oscar winning film director Caroline Link (see here). The movie broaches the issue of a Jewish family fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933. Learning about the Holocaust and the Nazi era is part of our curriculum and a major responsibility for us as a German school and community. (Watch on-demand here.)
Being part of this was an invaluable and educating experience for our students! Thank you to the Goethe-Institut San Francisco!
NOV 19-21, 2020
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"For our SF middle schoolers, this was a really nice special event! 6th, 7th and 8th graders enjoyed the movie! Director Caroline Link shared that she read the novel “Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl” when she was a 6th grader herself." ~ German Teacher Hannah Wexler (SF Campus)
"What a great movie and what an impressive and personable director! I am still completely flashed. I was on the verge of tears - some of the scenes have been very touching." ~ German Teacher Tanja Zimmermann (MV Campus)