Monday, June 21, 2010

Afro-German week: Actor Tyron Ricketts in "AfroDeutsch"

AfroDeutsch (AfroGerman) is an intriguing short film (2002) by actor and musician Tyron Ricketts. It’s the movie title song for Afro-Germans.

The film describes what it’s like growing up in Germany as Afro-German, with all its facets. Ricketts (1973) was born in Austria to a Jamaican father and an Austrian mother. He now lives in Germany.

To put the film into context. The film was made after the racist killing of the black German Adrinio in 2000 by Neo Nazis. In the same period the Afro-German anti-racism group Brothers Keepers was formed of which Tyron Ricketts is a member.

The big news is that the film is subtitled in English just recently.




Website Tyron Ricketts www.tyronricketts.com

Website Brothers Keepers http://brotherskeepers.org

1 comment:

  1. The film describes what it’s like growing up in Germany as Afro-German.

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