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Lecture: “Surveillance State: One Woman’s Journey Into Her Father’s Past”

Lecture: “Surveillance State: One Woman’s Journey Into Her Father’s Past”

11-28-17 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Student Community Center
Address: Old Center Grove Rd, Randolph, NJ 07869, USA

Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an elaborate fiction? As she looks for answers in the Stasi’s extensive archives, she pulls back the curtain of her own nostalgia and enters the parallel world of the security state, seeing her former life through the lens of the oppressor.

  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  (College Activity Hour)
  • Film screening of “Karl Marx City” at 11 a.m. and Q&A with the filmmakers
  • Location: Student Center’s Davidson Rooms
  • Open to the campus community: students, faculty and staff
  • Free
  • Sponsored by: The CCM Legacy Project