After his brother, a guest worker in Germany, suffers a life-threatening accident, Paco travels from Spain to Cologne. Did a racially motivated attack lie behind it? As a discourse film of the WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk), which addresses current topics such as racism, labor migration and colonial exploitation, Der Unfall (The Accident) still has a powerful impact today. The event will address the film's topicality and aesthetics, asking: What did we know back then and what are we (still not) learning about migration? (ÖA)
Ömer Alkın is a media & cultural studies scholar and filmmaker. His research focuses on migration, film and racism. His writings have appeared in numerous books and journals. Most recently, “Die visuelle Kultur der Migration. Geschichte, Ästhetik und Polyzentrierung des Migrationskinos” (2020, transcript). He lives and works in the Ruhr region and in Cologne.