Bezness as Usual

Karim Alexander Pitstra
Niederlande 2016 | 93 Min. | OmeU
Do, 25.05.2017 13:30
“I had no idea what to expect. Maybe my father was a member of the Taliban, living in a mud hut, deep in the desert, surrounded by goats.” Etwa 25 … mehr

Programm I: Rituale, Klage, Ekstase

Italien 1958-66 | Gesamtlänge: 81 Min. | OmeU, OmU
Do, 25.05.2017 15:15
STENDALI Italien 1960 / 11 Min. / .mp4 (Archivio Cinema del Reale) / OmeU Regie: Cecilia Mangini; Musik: Egisto Macchi; Text: Pier Paolo Pasolini Die Rekonstruktion eines traditionellen Trauerrituals von Bäuerinnen … mehr

The War Show

Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon
Finnland, Syrien 2016 | 104 Min. | OmeU
Mi, 24.05.2017 10:00
Do, 25.05.2017 18:00
Obaidah Zytoon legt in ihrer Live-Radio-Sendung den Sound zur syrischen Revolution auf. So beginnt im März 2011 ihre persönliche Reise ins Ungewisse, voller Hoffnung und mit ungebremster Energie. Als Erzählerin … mehr

I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck
Belgien, Frankreich, Schweiz, USA 2016 | 93 Min. | OmeU
Do, 25.05.2017 20:30
Kurz vor seinem Tode 1979 verfasst James Baldwin einen Textentwurf, der sein Leben als homosexueller Schriftsteller im Kontext der schwarzen Bürgerrechtsbewegung in der Rückschau reflektiert und verortet. Die 30 bislang … mehr

Letter from Korlai

Aman Wadhan
Indien 2016 | 22 Min. | OF
Do, 25.05.2017 22:15
In Letter from Korlai, grainy 16mm images and a voice reading a fictional letter unfold a phantasmagoric, indeterminate space. The images of the village of Korlai on India’s Konkan coast … mehr

These Objects, Those Memories

Roger Horn
Südafrika 2017 | 29 Min. | OmeU
Do, 25.05.2017 22:15
How can you keep your most precious memories, when everything is left behind? Working in Cape Town, South Africa, three migrant women from Zimbabwe found a keeper of their past … mehr

Who Is Your Grandfather?
(Y yaab la a boê?)

Rikisaburo Sato, Sunjha Kim
Deutschland 2016 | 24 Min. | OmeU
Do, 25.05.2017 22:15
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During an annual Mossi people ritual, which takes place in Oueguedo in Burkina Faso, stories of the ancestors are told in drum language. “Who is your grandfather?” cries the master of the ceremony to the chief of the tribe and to all those present, after the ritual sacrifice of a beast. “Who is your grandfather?” In response, the ‘benda’ gives the names of ancestors and tells the anecdotes that relate to them, in rhythm. This is how the oral history is transmitted from generation to generation. Although the idea for the film was inspired by the writings and field studies of the Japanese anthropologist Junzo Kawada, the result is, surprisingly, scarcely academic. Playing with the image editing to find a shared form between the cinematographic gesture and the documented rite, here it is the sensorial experience that takes precedence over knowledge in a fusion of rhythm and words. We will not understand everything that happens on screen, and, how could we? Who is Your Grandfather? thus sounds like an anthropological film saying its goodbyes to scientific knowledge through the medium of cinema itself. (Visions du Réel: Mourad Moussa)