Statement on the globaLE incident


There were protests during a film screening at the globalisation-critical film festival globaLE on 18 August 2022. The festival has been supported by our cultural funding over the past years.

We were dismayed to find out about the incidents surrounding the screening of the film "Ukraine on Fire" on 18 August 2022 as part of globaLE.

In the past years, we have consistently financially supported the globaLE film festival with funds from the Studentenwerk's cultural funding. As a result, our logo can already be found on this year's posters by mistake, although there has not yet been a decision by the cultural committee of the Leipzig Student Union to fund globaLE 2022.

With our sponsorship, we support cultural exchange among students and in this context also the peaceful exchange of arguments. We expressly distance ourselves from propagandistic events and content.