How can a new kind of cinema be collectively created within a transnational society? SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA, the cinema-experiment by bi’bak, explores cinema as a space of social discourse, exchange, and solidarity. The curated film series brings together diverse social communities and connects places both near and geographically distant; it links pasts, presents and futures and moves away from a eurocentric gaze towards transnational, (post-)migrant and postcolonial perspectives. SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA is a different kind of cinema, one simultaneously committed to local and international communities, that understands cinema as an important public sphere of sociality; it considers film history as crucial to the work of cultural memory and is committed to a diversity of film culture and film art. In Haus der Statistik at Berlin-Alexanderplatz, SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA builds a bridge between urban practice and film to create a space that opens access, stimulates discussion, educates, moves, provokes and encourages.
SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA is funded by Haupstadtkulturfonds, Conrad Stiftung and the Programm NEUSTART KULTUR
Past event series can be found in the archive.
SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA eröffent bald wieder!
Between September 2020 and June 2022, SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA, the cinema experiment by bi’bak, was one of the pioneer users at Haus der Statistik in Berlin.
We now take the rich experiences and knowledge gathered over the past two years to launch a new space in Berlin-Wedding!
Due to open in 2023, the new SİNEMA will be a physical hub that brings together film culture, arts, education, conversation and community.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon!