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Theater play

The Return of Karl May

"The return of Karl May" will be streamed during the two days festival Postwest which will begin on 24th till 26th of June.

Kara Ben Nemsi, the famous character in the works of Karl May, flees the East and heads toward German lands with a group of actors from Kosovo. On this almost epic journey, he encounters Slavoj Zizek, Peter Handke, a member of the National Socialist Underground, and a host of other characters. The play confronts the audience with Western Europe’s almost demonizing approach toward the East—its supposed cultural, political, and intellectual superiority—which, according to Aleksandar Hemon, is deeply rooted in colonialism and racism.

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