Browsing: USA


The radio feature from the series “Zündfunk Generator” deals with new and old strategies of (extreme) right-wing groups (“Alt-Right”) in the USA – in the context of popular culture, pop music and (political) provocation.

The publication from the series “Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte” (From Politics and Contemporary History), published by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education), brings together contributions on Afrofuturism, enslavement and the cotton industry, the history of the racist “White Supremacy” movement in the USA or the novel “Underground Railroad” by the US writer Colson Whitehead, among other topics.

The feature film tells of the summer of 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, of life and growing up as a Black child in the U.S., the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and its residents, financial scarcity and the loss of a loved one.

A railroad underground, accessible via shafts and separate stations, built to escape racist enslavement – U.S. author Colson Whitehead literarily expands a metaphor that originally describes an informal network of abolitionists into an actual, underground rail connection.

In her manuscript “Keine Angst, mein Herz” (Don’t be afraid, my heart), Berlin-based author and performer Olivia Wenzel tells of racist attributions and forms of resistance, of growing up and reflecting, of right-wing terror and images of fear between Brandenburg, New York, Berlin and Thuringia.

Canadian David. In this graphic novel, H.T. Wong uses the Wong family as an example to tell the story of the first Chinese immigrants to the United States. A story that is marked by resistance to a racist policy of discrimination over the entire narrative period of five generations.

This satirical video by U.S. artist Ken Tanaka uses an everyday scene to tell about the quick-witted handling of racist attributions and colonial stereotypes.

In her 1966 song “My Country Tis of Thy People You’re Dying,” Canadian-born musician, visual artist, and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie addresses the colonization of the Americas, the mass killings, expulsions, and disenfranchisement of indigenous people that accompanied it, and the centuries-long denial of these acts.

Jennie Livingston’s 1990 documentary is set in 1980s New York City and tells stories from the lesbian, gay, and transgender scene there, grouped around what she calls “ballroom culture.”

I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House.