A Conversation with “Sam: A Saxon”

Date / Time

September 20, 2023

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us when the creators, actors and real-life figure behind the story of “Sam: A Saxon” come to UIC’s campus to speak about the show’s representation of German history, the groundbreaking impact its release has had on the Afro-German and Black communities, and the opportunities its production has created for underrepresented and underserved voices in Europe’s entertainment industry. The event will take place in English. For accommodations email sahall@uic.edu

This event is part of an educational tour initiated by the Black German Heritage and Research Association (BGHRA) in collaboration with the German Embassy, and Fremantle-backed Big Window Productions, in partnership with and the Goethe-Institut Chicago, UIC, DePaul University, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University. It is generously co-sponsored by the UIC Minor in Moving Image Arts, UIC School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics, UIC English, UIC Institute for the Humanities, UIC Black Studies, UIC School of Theatre and Music, UIC Honors College, UIC History, and the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

An additional limited-seating screening, discussion, and reception will take place at the Goethe-Institut Chicago (150 Michigan Avenue) from 6-9 pm. RSVP for the evening event via eventbrite.

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