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Documentary - Feature
Germany, 2017, 52 min., Color, Digital, English, German
Our documentary film "Afro.Germany" focuses on people of color, but the film and the website were realized by a diverse team. We wanted to know: How is subtle racism manifested and where does it come from?
Susanne Lenz-Gleissner, Adama Ulrich, Jana Pareigis
Rolf Rische
Sven Jakob-Engelmann
Cem Bahadir Mete

Director Bio
Susanne Lenz-Gleissner is deputy head of Deutsche Welle's culture department and author of several award-winning documentaries. After studying at Frankfurt's Goethe University and completing an internship with public radio broadcaster Süddeutscher Rundfunk, she worked as a freelance radio journalist and presenter. Since 1993 she has held various positions at Deutsche Welle in Berlin. Her previous documentary, entitled "Gutenberg In The Cyberstorm," explored the value of books in the digital age in Germany and the USA.

Adama Ulrich, born in Berlin, studied cultural theory/aesthetics, theater history and ethnography at the Humboldt University of Berlin and completed in 1993 her PhD in Theater Studies on West African theater. After a traineeship at the Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg, she started working as a freelance author for television and radio in 1995 and has since been supported by different scholarships. She specializes in portraits, reports and documentaries produced in Germany and abroad. Her interest for other cultures and ways of life has led her to film on several occasions in Africa, Latin America and the USA.

Jana Pareigis is a TV presenter for ZDF Morgenmagazin and Deutsche Welle's news show, as well as a freelance reporter for ZDF Morgenmagazin, DW-TV, Deutschlandradio and WDR. She also works as a VJ. Previously, she worked as an assistant to the editor-in-chief of the television news channel N24 in Berlin.