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Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way

14. November 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:30


On 14th November 2018, the Kino im Kasten shows the documentary “Forget Winnetou” by Red Haircrow at 8:00 pm because, so states the film database IMDb: “ʻWinnetouʻ, the still popular Indian figure of the German writer Karl May of the 19th century, is a symbol of indigenous stereotypes, persistent racism and colonialism”.

The director shows in his documentary various German misrepresentations of Native Americans (so-called "Indians"). He interviewed activists, academics and artists who critically deal with the stereotypical perception about and attitude towards Native Americans. The focus is not - as usual – on the indigenous people in the United States but on those who live in Germany and have to deal with prejudices, stereotypes and trivialisations of their history here. Above all, the suppression of the German practice at the time of the colonisation of America is critically reflected in the film. Red Haircrow combines the violent history against Native Americans in today's USA with the history of its suppression and the stereotypical presentation in Germany to explain the urgency of forgetting Winnetou.


  • Organiser: Kino im Kasten, Center for Integration Research
  • Location: Kino im Kasten, August-Bebel-Straße 20, 01219 Dresden
  • Date: 14th November 2018, 8:00-10:30 pm
  • Entry: free
  • Languages: English with German subtitle


14. November 2018
20:00 - 22:30


Kino im Kasten
August-Bebel-Straße 20
Dresden, 01219