RECORDED 8/4/15: I loved talking to the filmmakers behind a German documentary series Schwarz Rot Gold. Schwarz Rot Gold portrays ten famous German Black and talks about the past, present and future of identities and racism in Germany. The goal of the project is to raise awareness about racism in Germany and to present role models for young people. Learn more here. And check out their Facebook page too.
“Schwarz Rot Gold” is produced by Jermain Raffington (journalist) und Laurel Raffington (psychologist). The project is motivated by Jermain’s personal experience of growing up as a Black person in Germany as well as Laurel and Jermain’s dream of raising their children in a non-racist, open-minded Germany. The idea to start Schwarz Rot Gold originated in 2012. All portraits were filmed in the summer of 2014. Season 1 was published in April 2015 and season 2 is now in post-production. You can see all of the first season with English subtitles on the filmmakers’ website.
You can hear our complete interview here or download it from itunes.