Manfred Lautenschlager Foundation

“‘Show Racism the Red Card – Germany’ turns for the first time a documentary film: football professionals support the project since August 2013 turns the education initiative show racism the red card Germany e.V. ‘ a documentary film. Current and former football professionals are at the heart of the documentation. We caught up with Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern Munchen), Roberto Hilbert (Bayer Leverkusen), Anthony Ujah (1st FC Cologne), Gerald Asamoah (Schalke 04), Andreas Beck (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) and the world and European champion Anja made lunch at their club in Malmo / Sweden. The former pros Hans Sarpei and the German integration Commissioner Jimmy Hartwig and Otto Addo (U-19 coach at Hamburger SV) are also in the heart.

The amateur football team of streetboys from Munich is part of the film. The film used in the education initiative workshop work with children and young people prevention of racism and discrimination. Instead of hooligans, violence or Nazis in the fan curves are personal stories from the Football in the documentary play a central role. The personal statements and stories of famous models against racism and discrimination in complement the narratives of team spirit and exclusion. Since 2010 hosted show racism the red card Germany e.V.”in cooperation with football clubs and schools nationwide workshops.

The education initiative sensitized children and young people to the issue of racism and discrimination and worked out with them for everyday actions. So far, a translated version of the original documentary from England was integral to the workshops. Now it goes new ways with an own movie. The Manfred Lautenschlager Foundation, the Central Council – and the documentation and cultural centre of German Sinti and Roma, the DFB-Kulturstiftung Theo Zwanziger and the Sebastian Cobler Foundation promote the project, which will be implemented by the Augsburger filmmaker Timian Hopf. The remaining funding is currently collected over a Crowdfunding platform.

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