Afro.Germany – Being black and German (Trailer) | DW Documentary


Black and German: journalist Jana Pareigis often gets asked about her skin color. It’s been a big deal for others since her childhood. What is it like to be black in Germany?

“Where are you from?” Afro-German news anchor Jana Pareigis has heard that question countless times. And she’s not the only one. It’s a common question that all people of color have to deal with. Today there are around one million Germans with dark skin – and black people have been living in Germany for over 400 years. But they still find themselves dealing with the same questions.

Parageis travels through Germany, exploring the country’s history from its colonial past up to the present day. She visits other dark-skinned Germans to talk about their experiences, including rapper Samy Deluxe, pro footballer Gerald Asamoah and Theodor Michael, who lived as a black man in the Third Reich. They talk about what it’s like to be black in Germany.

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