Riots in Washington, DC, violent protests in Berlin, a national strike in Paris, and the brutal end of the Prague Spring – the year of 1968 was shaped by protest movements and an atmosphere of massive change. On the 50th anniversary of the protests, the Goethe-Institut highlights these historic events with an event series, which offers a view into the movements in these four major cities.
With a series of discussions, films, and workshops, the Goethe-Institut seeks to not only document the protests in these different countries, but also show the parallels of these movements and their calls for more freedom and democracy within these different societies. Additionally, through an exhibition in the Goethe Gallery, the medium of photography is examined to understand its role in documenting such events in the past and the strong parallels to the protests of today’s era.
Location: Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K Street NW, Suite 03 (Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level), Washington, DC 20006
For specific discussion, film, and workshop dates, visit the Goethe-Institut’s website.