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Eccentric* circles

Film screening with a performance by Ilker Abay and François Régis, moderated by Nora Molitor

Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst und das ist…

Der Maler im Wedding (Hans-Hendrik Grimmling)
Laurence Favre, Germany 2020, 5 Min., Super 8, OV

Portrait of Pauli, tattooing session
Ludovic DeOliveira, Germany 2020, 3 Min., Super 8, OV

Around LoBe (Dave von der Heyden)
Bea McDonald, Germany 2020, 3 Min., Super 8, OV

Werkstätten (KFZ-Gutachterbüro Ali Mroué)
Nora Molitor, Germany 2020, 3 Min., Super 8, OV

Der Kiezkönig (Frankie)
Misha Bours, Germany 2020, 3 Min., Super 8, OV

Sunkiez
Kornél Szilágyi alias Igor Buharov, Germany 2020, 3 Min. Super 8

In August 2020, a group of more or less eccentric people and places came together under the motto "Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst und das ist…" (I spy with my little eye...). Six filmmakers - three of them LaborBerlin members - set out to explore the Badstraßenkiez in Wedding. Equipped with a Super 8 camera and a sound recorder, they portrayed people who live and work in the neighborhood. In the third edition of Out of Focus LaborBerlin, we will show these cinematic portraits as works-in-progress accompanied by a live soundtrack and performance. We invite you to reflect on the relationship between laboratory and film, collective and individual, protagonists and filmmakers in a city that has more than one center.

eccentric* 

  1. deviating from an established or usual pattern or style
  2. [mathematics] located elsewhere than at the geometric center

Ilker Abay is a filmmaker, actor and the artistic project manager of AUCH - Nachbarschaft ist Kunst. Nora Molitor is a cultural studies scholar, both a workshop organizer  and workshop participant, and member of LaborBerlin e.V., Francois Régis is a composer and musician. As a child his only excuse not to play football with his friends was this: to play the piano.

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Workshop Leaders Sebahattin Şen

Working Group The Ghost on Board / Gemideki Hayalet

This working group centers around the 2019 book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema (Gemideki Hayalet: Türk Sinemasında Kürtlüğün ve Türklüğün Kuruluşu). Together we will trace the Kurdish issue in Turkish cinema from the 2000s to the present, examining the forms in which Kurdishness and Turkishness are represented. How do the methods and practices of representation differ from previous periods? How are conventions, representations of and discourses about Turkishness and Kurdishness constructed in relation to the Kurdish issue? With which emotions and ideas were the films conceived and fictionalized? The meetings include a program consisting of nine films and aim to critically discuss the construction of Turkish and Kurdish identities.

Sebahattin Şen studied Media at Akdeniz University (BA) and Sociology at Muğla University (MA) before receiving his PhD degree from Dep. of Sociology, Istanbul Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in 2016. His articles have been published in various journals such as Cogito, Kültür ve İletişim, Teorik Bakış and Dipnot. In 2017 he was expelled from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, where he used to work as a research associate, because he signed the petition “Academics for Peace”. In 2019 his book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema was published by Metis Publishing.

How to apply?

Please apply through the application form here until 15.05.2021.

The application is open to participants based in Berlin. The working group will be held in English and Turkish. Contributions in English, Turkish and Kurdish are welcome.

These working sessions are aimed at people who work on the topic and/or could reflect on it in a wider transnational context. Please make clear how your interest connects to the topic in your motivation letter.

We will be watching and discussing films from Turkey which have been produced in the last 20 years. All films will be in the original language (Turkish and Kurdish) with English subtitles.

On Saturday and Sunday evenig, we will provide dinner inbetween the films.
Contribution fee for the workshop total of 20,00€.

Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

More Event times:

  • 28.05.2021 (18:00) - 28.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 29.05.2021 (15:00) - 29.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 30.05.2021 (15:00) - 30.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 05.06.2021 (15:00) - 05.06.2021 (21:00)
  • 06.06.2021 (15:00) - 06.06.2021 (21:00)

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Workshop Leaders Sebahattin Şen

Working Group The Ghost on Board / Gemideki Hayalet

This working group centers around the 2019 book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema (Gemideki Hayalet: Türk Sinemasında Kürtlüğün ve Türklüğün Kuruluşu). Together we will trace the Kurdish issue in Turkish cinema from the 2000s to the present, examining the forms in which Kurdishness and Turkishness are represented. How do the methods and practices of representation differ from previous periods? How are conventions, representations of and discourses about Turkishness and Kurdishness constructed in relation to the Kurdish issue? With which emotions and ideas were the films conceived and fictionalized? The meetings include a program consisting of nine films and aim to critically discuss the construction of Turkish and Kurdish identities.

Sebahattin Şen studied Media at Akdeniz University (BA) and Sociology at Muğla University (MA) before receiving his PhD degree from Dep. of Sociology, Istanbul Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in 2016. His articles have been published in various journals such as Cogito, Kültür ve İletişim, Teorik Bakış and Dipnot. In 2017 he was expelled from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, where he used to work as a research associate, because he signed the petition “Academics for Peace”. In 2019 his book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema was published by Metis Publishing.

How to apply?

Please apply through the application form here until 15.05.2021.

The application is open to participants based in Berlin. The working group will be held in English and Turkish. Contributions in English, Turkish and Kurdish are welcome.

These working sessions are aimed at people who work on the topic and/or could reflect on it in a wider transnational context. Please make clear how your interest connects to the topic in your motivation letter.

We will be watching and discussing films from Turkey which have been produced in the last 20 years. All films will be in the original language (Turkish and Kurdish) with English subtitles.

On Saturday and Sunday evenig, we will provide dinner inbetween the films.
Contribution fee for the workshop total of 20,00€.

Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

More Event times:

  • 28.05.2021 (18:00) - 28.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 29.05.2021 (15:00) - 29.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 30.05.2021 (15:00) - 30.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 05.06.2021 (15:00) - 05.06.2021 (21:00)
  • 06.06.2021 (15:00) - 06.06.2021 (21:00)

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Workshop Leaders Sebahattin Şen

Working Group The Ghost on Board / Gemideki Hayalet

This working group centers around the 2019 book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema (Gemideki Hayalet: Türk Sinemasında Kürtlüğün ve Türklüğün Kuruluşu). Together we will trace the Kurdish issue in Turkish cinema from the 2000s to the present, examining the forms in which Kurdishness and Turkishness are represented. How do the methods and practices of representation differ from previous periods? How are conventions, representations of and discourses about Turkishness and Kurdishness constructed in relation to the Kurdish issue? With which emotions and ideas were the films conceived and fictionalized? The meetings include a program consisting of nine films and aim to critically discuss the construction of Turkish and Kurdish identities.

Sebahattin Şen studied Media at Akdeniz University (BA) and Sociology at Muğla University (MA) before receiving his PhD degree from Dep. of Sociology, Istanbul Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in 2016. His articles have been published in various journals such as Cogito, Kültür ve İletişim, Teorik Bakış and Dipnot. In 2017 he was expelled from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, where he used to work as a research associate, because he signed the petition “Academics for Peace”. In 2019 his book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema was published by Metis Publishing.

How to apply?

Please apply through the application form here until 15.05.2021.

The application is open to participants based in Berlin. The working group will be held in English and Turkish. Contributions in English, Turkish and Kurdish are welcome.

These working sessions are aimed at people who work on the topic and/or could reflect on it in a wider transnational context. Please make clear how your interest connects to the topic in your motivation letter.

We will be watching and discussing films from Turkey which have been produced in the last 20 years. All films will be in the original language (Turkish and Kurdish) with English subtitles.

On Saturday and Sunday evenig, we will provide dinner inbetween the films.
Contribution fee for the workshop total of 20,00€.

Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

More Event times:

  • 28.05.2021 (18:00) - 28.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 29.05.2021 (15:00) - 29.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 30.05.2021 (15:00) - 30.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 05.06.2021 (15:00) - 05.06.2021 (21:00)
  • 06.06.2021 (15:00) - 06.06.2021 (21:00)

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Workshop Leaders Sebahattin Şen

Working Group The Ghost on Board / Gemideki Hayalet

This working group centers around the 2019 book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema (Gemideki Hayalet: Türk Sinemasında Kürtlüğün ve Türklüğün Kuruluşu). Together we will trace the Kurdish issue in Turkish cinema from the 2000s to the present, examining the forms in which Kurdishness and Turkishness are represented. How do the methods and practices of representation differ from previous periods? How are conventions, representations of and discourses about Turkishness and Kurdishness constructed in relation to the Kurdish issue? With which emotions and ideas were the films conceived and fictionalized? The meetings include a program consisting of nine films and aim to critically discuss the construction of Turkish and Kurdish identities.

Sebahattin Şen studied Media at Akdeniz University (BA) and Sociology at Muğla University (MA) before receiving his PhD degree from Dep. of Sociology, Istanbul Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in 2016. His articles have been published in various journals such as Cogito, Kültür ve İletişim, Teorik Bakış and Dipnot. In 2017 he was expelled from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, where he used to work as a research associate, because he signed the petition “Academics for Peace”. In 2019 his book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema was published by Metis Publishing.

How to apply?

Please apply through the application form here until 15.05.2021.

The application is open to participants based in Berlin. The working group will be held in English and Turkish. Contributions in English, Turkish and Kurdish are welcome.

These working sessions are aimed at people who work on the topic and/or could reflect on it in a wider transnational context. Please make clear how your interest connects to the topic in your motivation letter.

We will be watching and discussing films from Turkey which have been produced in the last 20 years. All films will be in the original language (Turkish and Kurdish) with English subtitles.

On Saturday and Sunday evenig, we will provide dinner inbetween the films.
Contribution fee for the workshop total of 20,00€.

Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

More Event times:

  • 28.05.2021 (18:00) - 28.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 29.05.2021 (15:00) - 29.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 30.05.2021 (15:00) - 30.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 05.06.2021 (15:00) - 05.06.2021 (21:00)
  • 06.06.2021 (15:00) - 06.06.2021 (21:00)

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BITTER THINGS I LUCRURI CARE DOR I Cluj-Napoca

Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families

Curated by Malve Lippmann and Can Sungu

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BITTER THINGS I LUCRURI CARE DOR I Cluj-Napoca

After having been displayed in Timisoara, BITTER THINGS - Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families moves to the Muzeul Etnografic al Transilvaniei in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

BITTER THINGS Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families is a research-based exhibition project by bi’bak that explores the impact of labor migration on the notion of motherhood and family from the perspectives of women migrant workers and the children left behind. The installation takes the experiences of transnational families from both the past and present as a point of departure and brings narratives together with objects that play a central role within the families.

Labor migration is worldwide creating new models of the transnational family, which despite geographical distances strives to maintain contact between the separated family members. In the time of the recruitment agreements in the 1960s, many parents were forced to leave their children behind since working hours were too demanding to make childcare on the side possible. Today it is predominantly migrant workers from Eastern Europe, who have to leave their families to earn a living in wealthier countries. Turkey, as a former country of emigration, has in turn become a destination for many workers, especially in the care sector, from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus or the Central Asian region.

But how is the relationship between parents and children to be redefined whenever gifts and material support take the place of shared experience? When physical closeness has to take second place to communication programs like Skype and WhatsApp? How does this changing family landscape impact children and their parents? BITTER THINGS retraces positions on this topic from the 1960s right up to present-day perspectives.

Besides the exhibitions, a publication has been released which includes academic and literary contributions, interviews, songs, and photos examining the topic from interdisciplinary perspectives. Order your copy here. A booklet with selected texts in German and photographs of the exhibition can be downloaded here.

The exhibition is accompanied by a side program including film screenings and discussions in collaboration with Cinema ARTA.

Opening hours: Wednesday–Sunday 10:00–18:00

Funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

In cooperation with Deutsches Kulturzentrum Klausenburg and Cinema ARTA

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Curated by Sebahattin Şen

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THE GHOST ON BOARD / GEMIDEKI HAYALET

This film program, centering around the 2019 book titled The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema, will trace the Kurdish issue in Turkish cinema from the 2000s to the present and the forms in which Kurdishness and Turkishness are represented in relation to it. How do the representation practices and methods of these films differ from previous periods? How are conventions and representations of, and discourses about, Turkishness and Kurdishness constructed in relation to the Kurdish issue? With which emotions and ideas were the films conceived and fictionalized? The Ghost on Board is a program consisting of eight films and aims to critically discuss the construction of Turkish and Kurdish identities around these critical questions.

Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

Sebahattin Şen studied Media at Akdeniz University (BA) and Sociology at Muğla University (MA) before receiving his PhD degree from Dep. of Sociology, Istanbul Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in 2016. His articles have been published in various journals such as Cogito, Kültür ve İletişim, Teorik Bakış and Dipnot. In 2017 he was expelled from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, where he used to work as a research associate, because he signed the petition “Academics for Peace”. In 2019 his book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema was published by Metis Publishing.

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Workshop Leaders Sebahattin Şen

Working Group The Ghost on Board / Gemideki Hayalet

This working group centers around the 2019 book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema (Gemideki Hayalet: Türk Sinemasında Kürtlüğün ve Türklüğün Kuruluşu). Together we will trace the Kurdish issue in Turkish cinema from the 2000s to the present, examining the forms in which Kurdishness and Turkishness are represented. How do the methods and practices of representation differ from previous periods? How are conventions, representations of and discourses about Turkishness and Kurdishness constructed in relation to the Kurdish issue? With which emotions and ideas were the films conceived and fictionalized? The meetings include a program consisting of nine films and aim to critically discuss the construction of Turkish and Kurdish identities.

Sebahattin Şen studied Media at Akdeniz University (BA) and Sociology at Muğla University (MA) before receiving his PhD degree from Dep. of Sociology, Istanbul Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in 2016. His articles have been published in various journals such as Cogito, Kültür ve İletişim, Teorik Bakış and Dipnot. In 2017 he was expelled from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, where he used to work as a research associate, because he signed the petition “Academics for Peace”. In 2019 his book The Ghost on Board: The Construction of Kurdishness and Turkishness in Turkish Cinema was published by Metis Publishing.

How to apply?

Please apply through the application form here until 15.05.2021.

The application is open to participants based in Berlin. The working group will be held in English and Turkish. Contributions in English, Turkish and Kurdish are welcome.

These working sessions are aimed at people who work on the topic and/or could reflect on it in a wider transnational context. Please make clear how your interest connects to the topic in your motivation letter.

We will be watching and discussing films from Turkey which have been produced in the last 20 years. All films will be in the original language (Turkish and Kurdish) with English subtitles.

On Saturday and Sunday evenig, we will provide dinner inbetween the films.
Contribution fee for the workshop total of 20,00€.

Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

More Event times:

  • 28.05.2021 (18:00) - 28.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 29.05.2021 (15:00) - 29.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 30.05.2021 (15:00) - 30.05.2021 (21:00)
  • 05.06.2021 (15:00) - 05.06.2021 (21:00)
  • 06.06.2021 (15:00) - 06.06.2021 (21:00)

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Curated by Sarnt Utamachote, Popo Fan and Ragil Huda

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IMAGINING QUEER BANDUNG

“But what harm is in diversity, when there is unity in desire?” With this question, the Indonesian president Sukarno opened the 1955 Asian-African Conference in Bandung. Whilst being known as one of the earliest global alliances of people of color in non-alignment politics, these political acteurs represented only the interests of their own nation-states, at the cost of oppressing marginal queer and indigenous groups. Hence the absence of these perspectives in the linear and heteronormative historical narrative of anti-colonial struggles. Imagining Queer Bandung aims to draw a bridge between this “unity in desire” and LGBTQ+ social activism, decolonial knowledge, and cinematic imagination. How can we imagine alternative approaches in which queer bodies – across Asian, African, and Caribbean contexts – participate in, produce and reclaim these larger discourses for themselves, their communities, and their liberation, as neither national nor sexual objects?

Funded by Fonds Soziokultur and The European Solidarity Corps in cooperation with  ‘Queer’ Asia in Germany

Popo Fan, born 1985, is a Berlin-based Chinese diaspora filmmaker, curator and writer. His films include queer activism documentaries and scripted, sex-positive shorts. For more than a decade, he has organized the Beijing Queer Film Festival and founded the Queer University Video Training Camp in China. In 2019 he curated film series “More Than A Midnight Rainbow” about Chinese-made and Chinese-speaking queer films at bi’bak.

Ragil Huda (he/him) is an organizer, independent curator and graduate student at the Asien-Afrika Institut, Universität Hamburg. He is also one of the project coordinators of the international platform and network called ‘Queer’ Asia in Berlin and a fellow founding member of QTIBIPOC Hamburg. His community engagement and academic work specifically center on queerness, intersectionality, community building, critical pedagogy, and the social-political realities of marginalized communities through various methodologies and collaborative curatorial practices.

Sarnt Utamachote is a filmmaker, photographer and curator. He is a co-founder of un.thai.tled, a collective of Thai-diasporic creatives in Germany, through which he curated un.thai.tled Film Festival Berlin as well as Beyond the kitchen: Stories of Thai Park. His video installation I Am Not Your Mother (2020) was officially exhibited at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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Curated by Özge Calafato

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A DREAM FOR EACH

While the corona pandemic keeps a privileged part of the world population in quarantine, precarious living conditions mean that many can’t afford to stay at home. The global economic inequalities have become more visible through this polarization, pointing to a longer history of authority and unequal distribution of labour and wealth, all entangled within neoliberal power relations. With films that leave room for nuances, A Dream for Each deals with the colonial residues of globalised trade, technology and tourism.

Funded by Stiftung Nord-Süd Brücken aus Mitteln der LEZ

Özge Calafato is a curator, editor and writer. She has worked for numerous film festivals and institutions, including Cinema Akil, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), SANAD Development and Post-Production Fund, Documentarist, DOK Leipzig, DokuFest, The Arab Fund for Arts and the Imagine Science Film Festival. She is co-founder of the National Film Library of the United Arab Emirates.

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Critical Conditions

Fields of action in the environmental crisis

Curated by Sarnt Utamachote, Malve Lippmann, Rosalia Namsai Engchuan and Pia Chakraverti-Würthwein & Eirini Fountedaki

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Critical Conditions

The causes of the man-made environmental crisis and the social disruptions it triggers are closely linked to questions of global justice. Despite contributing comparatively little to greenhouse gas emissions and the production of waste, the countries of the Global South are generally hit first by the repercussions. Yet, those responsible are predominantly global corporations, who are able to continuously cause tremendous harm within the framework of neoliberal policies. The collectively-curated programme aims to bring together diverse perspectives from within the environmental crisis, by examining the socioeconomic shifts and continuations of power relations between the Global North and South. The film series draws attention to the neo-colonial structures embedded in the climate crisis, the global consumption of resources, and the role of extractive neoliberal capitalism.   

Funded by Berliner Landeszentrale Politische Bildung

Malve Lippmann studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and at the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts (MA). She worked as a freelance artist and designer. Since 2010 she has also been active as a cultural manager in various cultural and community projects. She is co-founder and artistic director of bi'bak and Sinema Transtopia.

Pia Chakraverti-Würthwein & Eirini Fountedaki form a curatorial duo interested in embodied knowledge and slowing down processes of production. They co-curated the film series Residing in the Borderlands at SAVVY Contemporary, and are now part of the Berlin Biennial 11 curatorial workshop how now to gather.

Rosalia Namsai Engchuan is a social anthropologist and filmmaker based between Berlin and Southeast Asia. She is currently working on a collaborative project with artists and cultural producers in Southeast Asia on artistic investigations and interventions into problem clusters of modernity that pivot around notions of climate change.

Sarnt Utamachote is a filmmaker, photographer and curator. He is a co-founder of un.thai.tled, a collective of Thai-diasporic creatives in Germany, through which he curated un.thai.tled Film Festival Berlin as well as Beyond the kitchen: Stories of Thai Park. His video installation I Am Not Your Mother (2020) was officially exhibited at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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Workshop Leaders Sarnt Utamachote

BASIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR QUEER BIPOC

Application deadline: 15th June 2021 23:00 CET
Participants announcement: end of June 2021

This workshop aims to facilitate both technical and intellectual conversations around decolonial queer filmmaking. It aims to provide basic tools for each participant to realize at least two small projects during the one-month intensive workshop. From the history of postcolonial queer cinema, decolonial aesthetics, basic storytelling to pitching, basic camera and documentary techniques to montage, the participants’ project conceptualization and production will be accompanied by the main mentor (Kit Hung). Throughout the process, participants will be inspired, provoked, and urged to reflect through sessions hosted by invited guests.

How to apply?

For more information and details of the workshops and how to apply, click the links below: 

Imagining Queer Bandung Filmmaking Workshop

If you have any queries or problems with using the forms, please email: hudaragil-at-gmail.com

Funded by Fonds Soziokultur and The European Solidarity Corps in cooperation with  ‘Queer’ Asia in Germany.

More Event times:

  • 17.07.2021 (10:00) - 17.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 18.07.2021 (10:00) - 18.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 24.07.2021 (10:00) - 24.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 25.07.2021 (10:00) - 25.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 31.07.2021 (10:00) - 31.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 01.08.2021 (10:00) - 01.08.2021 (18:00)
  • 07.08.2021 (10:00) - 07.08.2021 (18:00)
  • 08.08.2021 (10:00) - 08.08.2021 (18:00)

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Curated by Necati Sönmez

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Decolonizing the Screen

As Louis Malle once put it, “A westerner with a camera is twice a westerner”. Afterall, cinema started its long journey in a colonial context, considering the Lumière Brothers visited countries of the Global South in order to film the “Other”. Consequently, the early ethnographical documentary works were often associated with an authoritative colonial gaze. At present, the documentary industry is still to a large extent based on well-funded films produced by western filmmakers framing the Global South as a site of misery, exploiting images in order to satisfy the demand of the West. In response, non-western filmmakers created their own images by reversing the colonizer's gaze, and some western filmmakers ended up questioning themselves rather than feeding into the expectations. Decolonizing the Screen shows a selection of perspectives which challenge the continued history of the colonial gaze and open up discussions on the legacy of ethnographic films as well as the politics of documentary production.

Necati Sönmez works as a film critic, journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is the initiator of Which Human Rights? Film Festival and one of the founders of Documentarist – Istanbul Documentary Days, which soon became the most important documentary festival in Turkey. He has served as jury member in over 30 festivals and curated documentary programmes as a guest curator. For 2021 he is a fellow at bi’bak.

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Workshop Leaders Ragil Huda

PODCASTING WORKSHOPS FOR QUEER BIPOC

Application deadline: 15th June 2021 23:00 CET
Participants announcement: end of June 2021

These workshops are designed to provide you with the knowledge, practical skills, and tools to produce your own podcasts, as well as knowledge of gender and sexuality, culture and history outside a Western/Eurocentric perspective. This workshop will cover audio storytelling basics, including concept, format, structure, the art of the interview (researching guests, forming questions, active listening, and how to prepare and conduct various interview types), sound-mixing, editing, distribution, and project sustainability. The workshops are suitable for those who have zero to basic knowledge yet have interests in podcasting. 

The selection criteria are your project’s conceptual potential, artistic originality, and logistical realizability. The applicants should also reflect on the visions of Imagining Queer Bandung and be willing to solidarize and create a safe space. We also aim for a well-balanced set of representations amongst the participants. 

How to apply?

For more information and details of the workshops and how to apply, click the links below: 

Imagining Queer Bandung Podcasting Workshop

If you have any queries or problems with using the forms, please email: hudaragil-at-gmail.com

Funded by Fonds Soziokultur and The European Solidarity Corps in cooperation with  ‘Queer’ Asia in Germany.

More Event times:

  • 14.08.2021 (11:00) - 14.08.2021 (13:30)
  • 15.08.2021 (11:00) - 15.08.2021 (13:30)
  • 21.08.2021 (11:00) - 21.08.2021 (13:30)
  • 22.08.2021 (11:00) - 22.08.2021 (13:30)

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The Forgotten Revolution

Iranian Cinema Before 1979

Curated by Ehsan Khoshbakht

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The Forgotten Revolution

The Revolution of 1978-79 changed both the fate and face of Iran. Like most revolutions, it also suppressed the past and its images and with it one of the most innovative cinemas of its time. This programme aims to show some of the key films from the more progressive cinematic revolution, which was discontinued by a social one for which the country eventually became known. Films banned, lost or simply forgotten are revived in this overview of Iranian cinema before 1979, which features German premieres of newly restored Iranian New Wave masterpieces. Starting and moving forward from the 1962 Oberhausen prize-winner The House Is Black, directed by poet Forough Farrokhzad, the programme traces the course of the blazing years before the Revolution.

Ehsan Khoshbakht is a film curator, writer and filmmaker. He co-directs Il Cinema Ritrovato, the festival of classics and film restoration in Bologna. An architect by training, he has written extensively on film, architecture, and jazz, as well as on American and Iranian cinemas.

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Workshop Leaders Alejandro Bachmann, André Siegers and Bernd Schoch

Abgeguckt #8: Change of Perspective

The focus of the workshop Abgeguckt is the exchange of and through images. Being a copycat (abgucken) means to peer unabashedly, all lopsided and wonderfully, at images, wholly unnoticed by those in authority. Copycat means to embrace a community that is constituted through this way of seeing. Abgeguckt #8 examines this notion of a change of perspective. Here, the aesthetic and the political merge into one. The participants are sent a (film) excerpt on this topic, to which they will respond with a clip. This marks the beginning of a collective chain of images and thoughts. 

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  • 09.10.2021 (17:00) - 09.10.2021 (19:00)
  • 10.10.2021 (12:00) - 10.10.2021 (18:00)