Europe on the Big Screen: Almanya-Welcome to Germany (German Film)

Event information
Venue:New World Center's WALLCAST - SoundScape Park400 17th Street (corner of 17th Street and Washington


Every Thursday evening, from 8 to 10 p.m., and from April 4 to 25, weather permitting, we invite you to a free outdoor WALLCAST movie at the New World Center Soundscape Park in Miami Beach. 'Almanya-Welcome to Germany' is the third European Film we premiere during our 'Getting to Know Europe: Europe on the Big Screen' Program.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 8:00 p.m. - 9:35 p.m. - Weather permitting
Almanya-Welcome to Germany

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Join us for this moving film on the lawn in front of the New World Symphony's WALLCAST, a soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall that uses striking visual and audio technology. Make sure to bring blankets, beach chairs and a picnic, and get there early so you can set up.

Open and free to the Public

Synopsis: A Turkish family living in Germany struggles with the concept of "home" after their grandfather announces plans to move the entire clan back to their native country. Feeling out of place among his German classmates, six-year-old Cenk Yilmaz finds his spirits lifted when his cousin tells him the story of their grandfather Hüseyin - a Turkish laborer who arrived in Germany as a "guest worker" in the 1960s, and later brought over his entire family. After living in Germany for decades, the immigrant family has planted large roots there. Then one night, Hüseyin drops a bombshell: he's purchased a home in Turkey, and he plans on moving the entire family back "home." Unfortunately, it seems that everyone in the family's definition of "home" is different, and as they all depart for Turkey, some resent being torn away from the only lives they've ever known.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU and the diplomacy EU-grant Getting to Know Europe With the support of Miami Beach Department of Tourism, Culture and Economic Development, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Councils and The Miami Beach Mayor and Conmissioners, the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, FIU’s European & Eurasian Studies Program, the European Student Association, and CSO.

This project has received funding from the European Commission under the grant “Getting to Know Europe”