2020 was a big year for civil rights movements around the world and uncomfortable conversations about race suddenly became commonplace. In my adoptive homeland, Germany, race was an almost taboo topic. Although the country has dealt head on with its horrifying Nazi history, it often fails to acknowledge its colonial atrocities and contemporary racism. The newly established YAR collective, a Berlin based sustainable fashion/media brand tackling social issues is aiming to change that. We worked together on a video in light of the BLM protests to emphasise how Germany fails to address these issues and how they played a significant role in carving up Africa.
Check out the video!