From September 2020 on bi’bak will embark on a cinema experiment at Haus der Statistik.
SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA explores cinema as a space for social discourse, a place for exchange and solidarity. SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA brings together diverse social communities, links geographically distant and nearby places, the past, present and future, and decentres an eurocentric view through transnational, (post-) migrant and postcolonial perspectives. SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA is a transtopia, a place where “cross-border ties and connections converge, are reinterpreted and condense into everyday contexts” (Erol Yıldız). As part of the pioneering urban policy Initiative Haus der Statistik, the cinema experiment bridges the gap between everyday urban practices and film to create an alternative art form that connects different social perspectives.
bi'bakino is a curated film program that focuses on transnational narratives, migration and mobility discourses in film and seeks to stimulate differentiated discussions and changes of perspective. The program highlights films from outside Europe that have often not been shown in Berlin before, as well as archive excavations and rediscoveries. Following the film screenings, moderated discussions take place with filmmakers and experts.
Past event series can be found in the archive.
The effects of environmental destruction are closely linked to questions of global justice and the migration movements it triggers. In the Geneva Refugee Convention, however, "climate-induced migration" is not recognized as a reason for asylum. While the consequences of climate change generally hit the countries of the global south first, which contribute comparatively little to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, those responsible are predominantly global corporations that are not restricted by a market-oriented policy.
The series aims to bring together diverse perspectives on environmental destruction, global responsibility and the migratory movements triggered by climate change. An examination into activism and perspectives from outside Europe, as well as the role of the economy and large corporations.
Funded by Berliner Landeszenrale Politische Bildung