Hereâ€™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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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 â€“ they are a mess; much worse than the Greek debacle, as far as integrity of EU institutions are concerned â€“ 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line #ExpatJobs.
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…