Prejudice inspires filmmaker to discover Afro-German roots

Posted in Anthropology, Articles, Arts, Europe, Identity Development/Psychology, Live Events, New Media, United States, Women on 2010-02-07 20:08Z by Steven

Prejudice inspires filmmaker to discover Afro-German roots

Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University

Abby Liebenthal, Staff Reporter

“It all started with a public threat on my life.”

Within the first few minutes of Mo Asumang’s documentary “Roots Germania,” students, faculty and Bloomington residents became part of a search for the director’s identity…

…Asumang said the journey to find her identity was driven by a desire to understand where racism toward Afro-Germans originated.

“It’s like a job to search for identity,” Asumang said. “It starts when you’re born in Germany – it’s not so easy to be part of that country.”

The film was triggered by a song, written by a Neo-Nazi band the “White Aryan Rebels,” that calls for Asumang’s murder. Lyrics in the song include “This bullet is for you, Mo Asumang.”…

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