Searching for Winnetou

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Searching for Winnetou

You are invited to a screening of the documentary film "Searching for Winnetou" and a discussion with Ojibway director, Drew Hayden Taylor.

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Embassy of Canada Leipziger Platz 17 10117 Berlin Germany

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In SEARCHING FOR WINNETOU, Drew Hayden Taylor explores the controversy surrounding cultural appropriation of Indigenous culture in German speaking Europe – with humor and not without empathy. The title of the documentary refers to the 19th century author Karl May and his series of WINNETOU novels, which sparked German fascination with First Nations peoples.

Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway award-winning playwright from the Curve Lake First Nations, in Central Ontario. As journalist, short-story writer, novelist, and filmmaker, he has worked over two decades on exploring and documenting the Native experience.

Welcome remarks by Isabelle Poupart, Chargée d'affaires a.i. of Canada to Germany.

The film screening (45 minutes, ENG O.V.) will be followed by Q&A session, moderated by Prof. Eva Boesenberg, Humboldt University of Berlin.

We invite you to join us for an informal reception after the event.


Doors open at 4:30 pm.


All attendees are required to perform a COVID-19 rapid antigen self-test (within the last 24 hours) OR a PCR test (within the last 48 hours). You will be asked to self-certify your negative test result upon check-in. Masks (either FFP2 or surgical) must be worn upon entering and moving through the public spaces until seated or anytime food and drinks are served.


Event in English. Organized in cooperation with the ‘Canadians in Europe / Canadiens en Europe’ network.