Windhoek — The Goethe-Center/NaDS Windhoek hosts a lecture and film screening on Monday with the German director Torsten Schulz lecture of his latest books "Revolution der FilzlÃ¤use" and "Boxhagener Platz", which has already become a well known motion picture in Germany. The movie will be shown afterwards.
Torsten Schulz was born in East Berlin, Germany, in 1959. He studied at the Film and Television Academy (HFF) at Babelsberg, where since 2002 he has worked as professor of applied performing arts. As well he works in universities all over the world as a visiting lecturer e.g. in Tokyo and San Francisco. Torsten Schulz is a well-known German author, director and dramaturge who already earned a lot of prices for his work.
Schulz founded the weekly newspaper "The Gazette" (1990) and served as editor of the East German civil rights newspaper "The Other". From 1992, Schulz has been working as a freelance writer and director.
In 2004, Schulz achieved renown with his novel "Boxhagener Platz" (Boxhagen Square). A satirical comedy set against the background of the separated city of Berlin in the 1960s, Boxhagener Platz offers a critical view on the Federal Republic of Germany, on the German Democratic Republic, as well as on the student revolts in the west.
On what inspires him to write, Schulz comments: "Writing for me is used to deal with my own experiences. It's (writing) firstly on the basis of my experieces and events in my life. Through writing I have the possibility to create a kind of past-my past. Influences from my childhood are seen in my novel Boxhagener Platz.