Black Skin | White Gaze - A dark spot in German history
“But where are you really from?” – For third and fourth generation black Germans, this casually racist question is fraught with ignorant denial: of German colonial history in Africa, of Nazi race laws; of all degrading experiences and legacies endured. Peeling back layers personal and political, “BLACK SKIN I WHITE GAZE” traces how once valued and useful colonial subjects were forced to become tools of German racist propaganda. First in “human zoos,” and then through Nazi films promoting the dream of reclaiming lost German empire. All to evade sterilization and death camps. Three dramatic first-person survival stories vividly spring from a wealth of unseen archival treasures, and shapeshifting performance by black German actor, Langston Uibel.