(This event is in Dutch)
5 February 2024 (19:30 to 22:00) | Lumière Cinema
In the week in which the signing of the Maastricht Treaty (1992) is commemorated, Lumière, in collaboration with Studio Europa and Haagsch College, will be screening the documentary Merkel, a remarkable portrait of the enigmatic Chancellor. Prior to the screening, an episode of Café Europa – a bi-weekly podcast by Studio Europa and Haagsch College on European politics – will be recorded live in the screening room (language: Dutch).
7:15 PM Doors open
7:30 PM Start recording podcast
8:30: Estimated start documentary
10:00 PM Estimated end
The Documentary: Merkel
Documentary in which Angela Merkel looks back on her childhood and her work. We see a steadfast chancellor, but also a candid woman with a delightful sense of humour.
With a chancellorship spanning four US presidencies, a major refugee crisis and a problematic relationship between Germany and Russia, Angela Merkel consistently held her own on the world stage as one of the longest-serving German chancellors ever.
Following an oppressive childhood behind the Berlin Wall, living in constant fear of the Stasi, Merkel embraced physics with great success. This gave her a unique palette of knowledge and experience, which proved invaluable after she exchanged science for politics. From 2005 she grew to become a resolute chancellor and an anchor for Europe. As a woman in a bastion of masculinity, she understood how to deal with alpha males in politics. Meanwhile, her opponents consistently underestimated her.
Merkel’s strength is endorsed in this documentary by politicians such as Tony Blair and Hillary Clinton, and by journalists who followed her career closely. We also regularly hear her own voice in past interviews. (source: www.idfa.nl)
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