Immigrants: German & Austrian Film Festival

The 3rd German-Austrian Film Festival in collaboration with Images Cinema in Williamstown takes place on Monday September 26th, Monday October 3rd, and Monday October 17th.

This year, our Film Festival, entitled IM/MIGRANTS, addresses through a selection of recent documentaries and short films the migrant and refugee crisis that continues to plague Europe.

The festival kicks off on Monday September 26th with the US Premiere of a documentary from Austria called “Mama Illegal” by journalist and filmmaker Ed Moschitz, which depicts the life of three women from a small town in Moldavia, who are living illegally in Austria as cleaning women.

The Filmmaker will be present to introduce his documentary and to answer questions from the audience after the screening.

All films will be shown at Images Cinema at 7pm. With English subtitles. Admission is free.
Sponsored by the Williams College Department of German and Russian with generous support from the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Boston and the Williams College Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

SEPTEMBER 26 | documentary

Mama Illegal

documentary by Ed Moschitz, [2011. 95 min.] Languages: Moldovan, Russian, Ukrainian, English subtitles
The director will be present.

OCTOBER 3 | one feature length and two shorts

Paradise, Paradise / Paradies! Paradies!

by Kurdwin Ayub [2016, 78 min.]
Languages: Kurdish, German, English subtitles

Paradise! Paradise!

Bahar in Wonderland / Bahar im Wunderland

by Behrooz Karamizade [2015, 16 min] Languages: Kurdish, English subtitles


by Khaled Mzher (2015, 29 min.)
Languages: Arabic, English subtitles

Wada 4 (1)

OCTOBER 17 | documentary

A Very German Welcome: A Life Displaced / Willkommen auf Deutsch

a documentary by Carsten Rau & Hause Pendler [2014, 89 min.]