Screening: Award winning doc about the first Black Policeman in Saxony
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FAMS News and Events WebpageBranwen Okpako’s graduation film from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin, Dreckfresser documents the rise and fall of Sam Meffire, the first Black police officer in the former East Germany. Son of a white mother and a Cameroonian student, he posed as “the Saxon” for an advertising campaign in the early 1990s and was frequently featured in public appearances with the Minister of the Interior. But Meffire resigned from the police force to set up a security firm and later turned to crime, eventually receiving a sentence of nine years in jail in 1996.