Please join us for a Zoom screening of Millis Erwachen / Mills Awakening (45 minutes, in German with English subtitles!) and Q&A session with filmmaker, writer, curator, and self-proclaimed academic activist Dr. Natasha Kelly. To join the event, please use this Zoom Meeting Link

Dr. Kelly’s work in Communication Studies and Sociology focused on German colonialism and Black feminism thematizes the experiences of Black Germans and problematizes dominant narratives about Black Germany.

Her publications include:

  • her manuscript Afroism: Zur Situation einer ethnischen Minderheit in Deutschland / Afroism: Regarding the Situation of Ethnic Minorities in Germany (2008)
  • her 2015 edited volume Sisters & Souls: Inspirationen durch May Ayim / Sisters & Souls: Inspired by May Ayim
  • her 2016 book Afrokultur: >>der raum zwischen gestern und morgen<< / Afroculture: “the space between yesterday and tomorrow” 

Dr. Kelly’s ongoing creative works include:

  • EDEWA" – The Postcolonial Supermarket” (2010 ongoing)
  • “The Poison Cabinet” (German Historical Museum Berlin, 2016/2017)
  • “African_Diaspora Palace” (“World Exhibition_Reformation”, Wittenberg 2017)
  • her theater series M(a)y Sister (HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theater in Berlin, 2015-2018)

The Department of German Studies and the Black German Heritage and Research Association (BGHRA) is excited to host Dr. Natasha Kelly and to screen her film. Thank you to the German Embassy’s Campus Weeks Program for funding this opportunity.