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Film Screening

31 May 2022
5:30-8:00 pm, Logensaal

Grenzland (Poland/Germany 2020, 100min.) (in German)
Film screening in the presence of director Andreas Voigt

With the new documentary GRENZLAND, Andreas Voigt continues his cinematographic work in the German-Polish border region, which he began in 1992 with the film 'Grenzland - eine Reise.'
Almost 30 years later, the director once again embarks on a journey and encounters people who live on both sides of the Oder and Neisse rivers along the German-Polish border. The moving, surprising and sometimes disturbing life stories he uncovers, transform into wonderful and poetic film images. Voigt takes the audience on an exciting time travel into rarely known landscapes, exploring and telling stories from the margins, yet from the centre of Europe.

Watch the trailer to the film here.

5:30 pm Introduction by film scholar Randall Halle (University of Pittsburgh/IFES)
6:00 pm Film screening and subsequent conversation with Andreas Voigt and Randall Halle

The event is a cooperation with the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION and takes place in the framework of the celebrations of 30 years Viadrina. Admission is free. Registration is not necessary.

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Inside/Outside Ukraine: Ukrainian Affairs and Research @Viadrina

Susann Worschech offers a new lecture series for the summer semester 2022. Within the framework of a lecture series on the topic "Inside/Outside Ukraine: Ukrainian Affairs and Research @Viadrina" Ukrainian guest lecturers present their research focus. The lecture takes place every Tuesday from 4:15 pm till 5:45 pm in AM 204. The full program can be viewed here.

31 May 2022
4:15-5:45pm, AM 204

Scientific Policy Advice in times of war: the role of the Information and Research Assistance to the Parliament of Ukraine 

Mariia Shkurko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)

Voices from Ukraine

The lecture series "Voices from Ukraine" is a cooperation with Ukraine Calling and takes place every Thursday at lunchtime. The online series presents Ukranian analyses and perspectives on the war and creates a platform for Ukranian scholars in Germany and Europe. The events are held in English. Streams of the previous events can be found here. Please register at or

The IFES COVID-19 Blog. Thinking together in times of pandemic

Read the blog here.

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