Library Highlight: Documentary film 'Omulaule heißt schwarz' (Omulaule means black)

DVD cover "Omuaule heisst schwarz"

During the Namibian War of Independence, more than 400 Namibian children were relocated from various refugee camps to the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The children grew up in the GDR and only returned to their home country in 1990, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, at the onset of Namibian independence. In the film ‘Omulaule heisst schwarz’ directed by Susanne Radelhof, Beatrice Möller and Nicola Hens, a couple of the colloquially denoted ‘GDR children of Namibia’ look back on their childhood and youth. The film is the subject of our latest Library Highlight.