German Events 11-7-12

Dear friends of ECU’s program in German,

Here are the events for this week. Please note that there we are showing Das Experiment on Monday (instead of Goethe!) and that LATERNENFEST will be this Saturday at Prof. Jensen’s house (instead of Thursday on campus as originally planned). We hope you can join us.

*MONDAY, 5 November

–FILM: DAS EXPERIMENT (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2001), with subtitles, beginning at 6 p.m. in BATE 1026

A man taking part in a scientific study finds the fine line between play-acting and reality has been blurred beyond recognition in this taut drama. Tarek Fahd (Moritz Bleibtreu) is a journalist who is temporarily making ends meet by driving a taxi when he sees an advertisement offering 4,000 marks to people willing to submit to a psychological experiment. Intrigued, Tarek offers to take part in the study and persuades one of his former editors to help him work up a story about his experiences. Recording the events using a special high-tech video camera hidden in his glasses, Tarek arrives for the two-week experiment to discover half of the volunteers will pose as prison guards and the other half will be their prisoners. Before long the behavior of the subjects suggests more than just make-believe…

*SATURDAY, 10 November

–LATERNENFEST, 5-7 p.m. at Prof. Jensen’s house in Greenville. Please RSVP to Prof. Jensen by Thursday evening so we can plan accordingly and so she can send you directions. For more information about this tradition, please see the following invitation:

Hallo alle miteinander & Hi everybody,

Das Deutsch-Programm an der East-Carolina-Universität lädt euch herzlichst zu einem Sankt-Martins-Treffen ein!
The German Program at ECU cordially invites you to an event celebrating St. Martin’s Day, a German cultural tradition.

Deutsche Kinder basteln ihre eigenen Laternen und gehen später singend durch ihre Nachbarschaft.

German children craft their own paper lanterns and then walk through their neighborhood while singing.

Bitte bringt eure eigenen Materialien mit (siehe unten).

Please bring your own supplies (see below for ideas). You will need: strong paper, scissors, glue, and a dowel or tree branch. You can also come without supplies and help a child construct a lantern.

Hier findet ihr einfache Anweisungen um eure Laterne zu basteln.

Here are websites with instructions for constructing your lantern.




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