Mood & Memory, directed by Esther Dischereit in 2017, will be screened and followed by a Q&A.
A series of films from young artists and media specialists at various institutions across Austria and Germany, Mood & Memory curates deeply moving stories, including those of a comfortably situated girl from Aleppo and a son of poor Somali farmers. Sometimes the authors do not hear everything, or the camera is limited, and so only fragments remain. In a youth hostel, the words of Rosa Luxemburg resonate. In a refugee center, a woman talks about her salad. Perhaps nothing comes together, different voices overlap and each person hears their own unique truth.
This event is sponsored by Graduate Student Senate at UMass, German at Amherst College, German at Smith College, Five Colleges Inc., the Five College German Studies Faculty Seminar and the Max Kade Foundation.