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CINEMARX: Comrade, where are you today?

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CINEMARX: Films about Marx from the GDR to the present day

With the film series CINEMARX, the Goethe-Institute Washington examines Karl Marx, exploring the environment under which his works were created, his followers and critics, and how his theories can be applied to the questions facing us today.

Comrade, where are you today?

Germany, Finland 2008, 112 Min., Director: Kirsi Marie Liimatainen

In the 1980s, Kirsi Marie Liimatainen from Finland goes to the GDR to study the teachings of Marx and Lenin. There she went to school with like-minded people from more than 80 countries – students united in their hopes for a better world. However, just after finishing her schooling, the Berlin Wall comes down in fall 1989. Over twenty years later, Kirsi goes searching for her comrades from school.

Having received training as an actor in Finland and as a director in Germany, Kirsi Marie Liimatainen (b. 1968, Tampere) delves into her personal history, turning her attention to her year at the Jugendhochschule “Wilhelm Pieck” in Bogensee.

After the film, Professor Sven-Eric Liedman of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, will give a presentation on his new book A World to Win: The Life and Thought of Karl Marx.

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This event is part of the Goethe-Institut’s MarxNow programming, an international event series tied with the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, which seeks to revisit Marxism in the light of contemporary discussions.

More information: www.goethe.de/washington

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. Tickets are not guaranteed, and if the event is full, we will begin distributing tickets to walk-ins at that time.

Entrance is located on 20th Street, midway between I and K Street.


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