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German Film Series: “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” (Angst essen Seele auf; 1974)


Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 5:30pm
Bagley Hall, 260

“Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” (Angst essen Seele auf; 1974) tells the story of Emmi, about 60, a widow who works two shifts as a building cleaner and Ali. Ali, about 40, a garage mechanic from Morocco, who lives in a room with five other Arabs and describes his life as: “Always work, always drunk.”  Ali is not even his name; it’s the generic name for dark- skinned foreign workers in Germany.

It’s their story about love, hate and being outsiders and insiders in the same country, Germany.

English subtitles,

Open to all UW Students, Faculty and Staff

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