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2021 Film and Discussion “Masel Tov Cocktail” with the filmmaker Arkadij Khaet and Anna Staroselski, Head of the German Jewish Students Union
January 25 @ 12:00 pm
Classrooms Without Borders, in partnership with the the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York City and the American Association of Teachers of German, is honored to invite you to screen the short film “Masel Tov Cocktail” and join us for a post screening discussion with the filmmaker Arkadij Khaet.
DIMITRIJ Liebermann (19) is Jewish and punched Tobi in the face. Now he’s supposed to apologize to him. But Dimitrij doesn’t exactly feel sorry. While on his way to meet up with Tobi, he encounters a diverse representation of German society. An analysis of the status quo.
Masel Tov Cocktail Recipe:
Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 50ml Culture of Remembrance, 30ml stereotypes, 2 teaspoons patriotism, 1 teaspoon Israel, 1 falafel, 5 Stumbling Stones, a dash of antisemitism
Preparation: Put all ingredients in a film, bring to the boil and shake vigorously. Then garnish with klezmer music.
Consumption: Light before eating and enjoy in the cinema. 100% Kosher!
ARKADIJ KHAET was born during the final moments of the Soviet Union. A few weeks after his birth his family left the Republic of Moldova and immigrated to Germany. After graduating highschool he lived in Israel for a while, and then moved to Cologne to start his undergraduate studies in Film and Television. As a student he started to implement his own film projects. During studies he met his Co-director colleague Mickey Paatzsch with whom he started a collaboration on several projects. Since October 2016, Arkadij Khaet has been studying Film Directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg and is currently living in Southern Germay.
Location & Time
Monday, January 25, 2021
12:00 pm Eastern Time
Zoom- Registration closes one hour prior to the event.
RSVP for this event to receive the link for the film Prior to the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 Hours before the program.