The Goethe-Institut Cyprus, within the framework of “Weeks of the German Language”, presents the screening of the film ‘Train to Freedom’ on Thursday, 8th of November 2018, at Technopolis 20, starting at 18:30.
The German embassy in Prague, 30 September, 1989: 5,000 GDR refugees have been informed that they are allowed to leave. Their joy is followed by shock: the journey to the West will go through the GDR. It is the beginning of a trip full of tension and uncertainty. A historical event that has decisively shaped the path to German unity is retold here. The focus of the film is the perspective of the people who hoped that their departure would not be thwarted at the very last moment. The film is made up of archival material, interviews with witnesses of the time and re-enacted scenes. (Directors: Sebastian Dehnhardt and Matthias Schmidt, drama/ documentary/ historical, 90 min, 2014, in German with English subtitles)
The “Weeks of the German Language” (Wochen der deutschen Sprache / WddS) are organized by the Embassies of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus. The main aim of these series of events, is not only to promote the German language, but to bring the people of Cyprus closer to the culture of the German speaking countries. The WddS will be offering a variety of exciting events from award-winning movies to concerts, high end musicians, literature, and exhibitions to tasting events in the cities of Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos.