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Washington, DC Premiere of German Documentary “Hiwwe wie Driwwe” on June 21

Save the Date for the D.C. Premiere of the German Documentary about the Pennsylvania Dutch “Hiwwe wie Driwwe” on June 21 at 6:30 pm

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 film features three different languages, English, German and Palatine German/Pennsylvania Dutch, and is subtitled in English.

The filmmaker team, led by producers Christian Schega and Benjamin Wagner, will be on site for a lively Q&A session, and DVDs of the film will be available for purchase. The DVD price is $15 plus shipping and handling.

Tickets for GAHF/GAHM members are $15, and $18 for nonmembers. The price includes light refreshments and beverages.

Tickets are available online

A sneak peek of the latest trailer is available here:

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