For Family Reasons
07.12. – 10.11. 2017
Curators: Hanna Elisabeth Döring, Marie Rabea Rasper, Sophie Aimée Hartleib
“For family reasons”. We use these empty phrases, these three words as an explanation for something we mostly don’t want to explain. The familial framing produces its own rules and is difficult to comprehend from an outsider’s perspective. What makes a family? Which emotions do this subject produce and who defines its significance? In a traditional sense, kinship is defined by genetic resemblance, family seen as a biological structure. With this film series we want to expand the construct of the family using a more emotional cinematic approach.
With the documentary films shown the preconceptions about the concept of family are questioned. The films create an identity space for diverse and experienced realities of families.
Funded by the Aktionsfonds des QM Soldiner Strasse im Rahmen des Programms Zukunftsinitiative Stadtteil Teilprogramm Soziale Stadt – Investition in die Zukunft, the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Landes Berlin (LEZ) and the FU Berlin.