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Virtual Q & A Sessions with Sheri Hagen, Director of the Film At Second Glance / Auf den Zweiten Blick (2012)

When: Thursday, December 3, 2020
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM CT

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Ingrid Zeller  

Group: Department of German

Category: Academic, Multicultural & Diversity, Women 150


We are excited to invite you to two virtual 60 minute Q & A Sessions with Sheri Hagen, director of the film AUF DEN ZWEITEN BLICK / AT SECOND GLANCE (2012)! This event is hosted by the German Department at Northwestern University and sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Chicago.


The day includes the following options:

Film Screening on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 10:30 AM - 12 PM (90 minutes long) and on demand from November 28 – December 3, 2020

Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in English - the Zoom link will be provided via email.

Session 2: Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  in German - the Zoom link will be provided via email.


Sheri Hagen is a director, screenwriter, and actress from Berlin. Born in Lagos/Nigeria, she grew up in Hamburg. She studied at the Hamburg "State School of Dance and Drama" and at "Studio Theater an der Wien" in Vienna/Austria. Besides appearing in numerous works for film and television (e.g. The Lives of Others, several episodes of Tatort and the Sokos, and more), she has been involved in theatre productions. She scripts all her films herself and produces them through her own production company, Equality Film.


Auf den Zweiten Blick / At Second Glance is set in Berlin and features three couples, each of which includes individuals who are sight-impaired. It is a thought-provoking film about love and perception that inspires the viewers to engage with different forms of diversity and forms of inclusion in the face of disabilities.


The film will be screened on Thursday morning between 10:30 am and 12 noon, but it will also be available on demand between November 28 and December 3 before the Q & A sessions via the Internet in German with English subtitles. A password protected Vimeo link (along with the password) will be sent to those who register for this event. The password will be valid between November 28, 2020, to December 3, 2020. You will receive the links within 24 hours of registration. 


Please find two trailers here: (German) (English)


Questions? Please contact Ingrid Zeller, Professor of Instruction, Northwestern University, at

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