Copyright Riccardo Valsecchi
ID-Withoutcolors: Institutionalized Racism in Germany
Documentary film screening as part of the exhibition “Homestory Deutschland - Black Biographies in Historical and Present Times"
Film & Panel discussion
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:30 pm film, 7:15 pm panel discussion
Goethe-Institut San Francisco
530 Bush Street
German with English subtitles
Suggested donation: $5
+1 (415) 263-8768
At the beginning of 2012, the administrative court of Koblenz, in Western Germany, dismissed a complaint by a black German man who was asked to show his papers while traveling by train. The judges ruled that skin color was reasonable grounds on which to carry out ID checks. The sentence confirmed for the first time the existence and practice of racial profiling in Germany.