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WEST Weekend Events

January 20, 2010

We have a very busy weekend ahead at WEST. Come join us for these great events!


(2008, Germany)

Documentary by filmmaker Mo Asumang

January 21, 2010 @ 4PM, Morrison Hall

Public Screenings and Discussion with the Filmmaker

On January 21 , during Martin Luther King week, Afro-German filmmaker Mo Asumang will visit Indiana University in Indianapolis and Bloomington to screen and discuss her documentary, Roots, Germania, a film addressing multicultural issues in modern Germany. Bloomington and IUPUI will be the first US campuses that Asumang visits with her film.

John Michael Boyer at All Saints Orthodox Church
January 22nd-24th, 2010

John Michael Boyer, protopsaltis of the Metropolis of San Francisco (GOArch), protopsaltis and Director of Liturgy at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento, and one of the principal singers of Cappella Romana, will be coming to Bloomington to conduct a series of lectures and workshops at All Saints Orthodox Church from January 22nd-24th, 2010.

Here is the schedule:

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 @ 6-9PM
Lecture, Practicum, and Q&A- A Historical and Theoretical Overview of Issues in Byzantine Chant

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
9AM-1230PM Byzantine Chant Practicum, Part 1
1230PM-130PM Lunch (on-site)
130PM-530PM Byzantine Chant Practicum, Part 2
6PM Great Vespers
7PM-9PM Conclusion of Chant Practicum

Sunday, January 24th, 2010
830AM Resurrectional Orthros (Matins)
10AM The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

IU DEFA Project: WENDE FLICKS Series- Jana and Jan

Series Information:

From January 17-April 18, 2010 the film series “WENDE FLICKS—Last Films from East Germany,” curated by the University of Massachusetts DEFA Film Library, will play at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater (until March 28) and on campus (April). Germanic Studies faculty and students will introduce the films each Sunday evening, and faculty from a number of university departments will join us for short roundtables and discussions with the audience after each screening. Recently furnished with English subtitles, the WENDE FLICKS will be free and open to the public. Please join us for this unique Bloomington event!

Film Information:

Germany, 1992, 87 min.
Director: Helmut Dziuba
Cast: Kristin Scheffer, René Guβ, Julia Brendler, Peter Sodann, Karin Gregorek
Cinematography: Helmut Bergmann
Screenplay: Helmut Dziuba

Fall 1989: Jan is almost 16. Caught while trying to escape to the West, he is now in a reformatory. Here, he meets Jana … and what starts as a bet, becomes true love. When Jana gets pregnant, the situation spirals out of control. In the summer of 1990, Jana and Jan flee from the reformatory into the unknown, insecure future of a new Germany.

• 1993 Bavarian Film Award for Best Director

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