HN & HCMC – Documentary Screening “Angela Merkel – The Unexpected”

HN & HCMC – Documentary Screening “Angela Merkel – The Unexpected”

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Hanoi: Sun 02 Jun 2019, 7.50 pm
National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio
465 Hoàng Hoa Thám, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

HCMC: Sun 02 Jun 2019, 7 pm
Hoa Sen University
8 Nguyen Van Trang, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCMC

From Goethe Institut:

In the framework of the 10th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi is showing a film about the German Chancellor.

There are many things Angela Merkel is famous for: her famous rhombus, for example, her open attitude during the refugee crisis and – yes, what else actually? Who is this woman who has been Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany for 14 years and is known for her modesty and strategic calculation? What are the beliefs of the most powerful woman in the world who never takes center stage? How did she make the unlikely career of the East German physicist to chancellor?

The improbable and the unexpected is part of her biography, but also part of her leadership style: the renunciation of nuclear energy, the abolition of compulsory military service, the preparation of the right for marriage for all gender. Her strategic unpredictability is as much her own as the consistency of her policy. Her colleague and friend Franz Müntefering said about her: “If Merkel is at the wheel on the plane, then you do not have to be afraid, you do not crash. You will always land safely, you just do not know where.”

Unlike Angela Merkel in reporting media, the documentary “Angela Merkel – The Unexpected” provides an insight into her entire political work. Resolved by day-to-day politics, this allows for greater distance and shifts the focus of what she does on how she does something. In talks with school friends, longtime companions and political leaders, their impressions and ways of thinking were gently revealed. In an exclusive interview, Angela Merkel finally speaks for herself. The documentary tells the story of her life from an East German pastor’s daughter to one of the most powerful people in the Western world.

Language: English and Vietnamese subtitles

Free entrance


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