Washington Premiere: "Hiwwe wie Driwwe" - A Film about Pennsylvania-Dutch
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More than 300 years ago Germans from the Palatinate, a region in southwestern Germany, left their ancestral home to seek a new life in Pennsylvania. They brought along their unique dialect, their culture and customs, which eventually came to be known as Pennsylvania Dutch. Even today, almost half a million people still speak a variant of this unique language. A German film team along with protagonist and YouTuber Douglas Madenford went in search of the common roots in Pennsylvania and the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). The result is a highly entertaining and informative documentary film called "Hiwwe wie Driwwe" — or "Over Here as Over There" — which will celebrate its Washington, DC premiere at the GAHM. The filmmaker team, led by producer Christian Schega, will be on site for a lively Q&A session, and DVDs of the film will be available for purchase. DVD price TBD. Tickets for GAHF/GAHM members are $15, and $18 for nonmembers. The price includes light refreshments and beverages. More information is available at https://gahmusa.org/washington-dc-premiere-of-german-documentary-hiwwe-wie-driwwe-on-june-21/ and a trailer can be viewed at http://www.hiwwewiedriwwe.com/?lang=en.
- Start:June 21, 2019
- End:June 21, 2019
- Where:-American Heritage Museum, 619 6th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20001
- Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs, Family
- Ticket Price:N/A