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September 2015

#MoviesOmU: Movies in English and other original language versions in Leipzig, 30 September-October 7

in Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig/Movies

Here’s our regular listing of films being shown in English and other original foreign languages (with labels such as OmU, OF and OV) at Leipzig cinemas for this movie week. What are you up to today? Wednesday 30.09 is the last chance to see the second installment of the film festival Mythos Freiheit, along with some other movies for the time being; but if you can’t make it, the rest of the movie week might just make up for it with the film festival SCHLINGEL, Russian films and an array of other options.

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Openings and Premieres: week of 29 Sept- 5 Oct

in Arts/Community/Culture / Entertainment/Events/O & P Highlights
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

get involved or just observe, art and culture alive and kicking it in Leipzig

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The source of the refugee crisis

in Glocal/Philosophies/Politics/Refugees
Photo: Magdalena Lagaleriade >> http://bit.ly/1oDdK3H
Photo: Magdalena Lagaleriade >> http://bit.ly/1oDdK3H

During the last weeks European policymakers have been fighting with each other over the best way to respond to the current refugee crisis. However difficult the political negotiations are – they are a mess; much worse than the Greek debacle, as far as integrity of EU institutions are concerned – no refugee relocation and integration plan will be effective. The reason is that any European-only-plan ignores the source of the problem: The Syrian civil war.

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Helpers needed for ECPMF conference

in Conferences/Jobs
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

ECPMF is seeking helpers for their first conference, with those who speak English and German preferred, but also speakers of Russian, Turkish and Arabic. Some paid positions are available for those who can work 2-3 days.

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#ExpatJobs: Job vacancies for international people in Leipzig and broader region in Germany (late September)

in Jobs
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

We close the month of September with freshly advertised or re-advertised jobs in Leipzig and environs for you (meaning in the last two weeks). We ask you to send us any relevant job ads you might find to leipglo@gmail.com, subject line #ExpatJobs.

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Rubies the Size of Peas

in Glocal/Literature
Photo via Visual hunt

The theme of this column is narrating a transnational or cross-cultural experience that has indelibly shaped one’s life. For our author today, Leipzig-based Ukrainian writer Svetlana Lavochkina, such an experience has been learning English, and the mark left by the fascinating, rambunctious character from back home who instilled that love for the language in her, a love she has carried with her to Germany and nurtured throughout her life so far. Sometimes things come full circle in the most unexpected ways…

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