Gilda Brasileiro - Against Oblivion
(Gilda Brasileiro - Gegen das Vergessen)

Roberto Manhães Reis, Viola Scheuerer
Brazil, Germany, Switzerland 2018 | 90 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 10:00 AM
Gilda Brasileiro is an Afro-Brazil­ian woman who only recent­ly moved to a vil­lage in the Atlantic rain forest. She is all the more out­raged that no one seems inter­est­ed in … read more

Wild Flower

Fathia Bazi
Netherlands 2016 | 54 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 01:30 PM
She cooks bunch­es of sting­ing nettle, blows her nose loudly, can breathe fire when she talks, and was ugly even as a child, Lule says. But then Lule, who is … read more


Ivan Boccara
Morocco 2017 | 93 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 03:00 PM
For cen­turies, the Berbers in the Middle and High Atlas Moun­tains have been sub­sist­ing on farm­ing and rais­ing cattle. How­ev­er, they are no longer able to make a living from … read more


Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
Belgium, Tunisia 2018 | 102 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 05:30 PM
Brahim Nad­hour, a Tunisian who has been living in France since he and his wife sep­a­rat­ed, returns to Tunis to bury his son, Marouane, who died in a motor­cy­cle acci­dent. … read more

Waiting for the Carnival

Marcelo Gomes
Brazil 2018 | 89 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 08:00 PM
The small town of Tori­ta­ma in the barren land­scape of north-east­ern Brazil has declared itself the “cap­i­tal do jeans.” Mil­lions of pairs of jeans are made there every year, most … read more

Sat, 01-Jun-19 08:30 PM

Sur­vival Strate­gies for Cold Countries

There have always been large waves of migra­tion into and out of Europe caused by eco­nom­ic devel­op­ments. Nonethe­less, the arrival of refugees in Ger­many in 2015 was per­ceived as a state of emer­gency by many people. It may have been a spe­cial sit­u­a­tion, but it was by no means the first time some­thing like this had occurred. Migra­tion is the norm, in the past as well as the present.

What does it mean to arrive in a new place? How does it feel for the people arriv­ing? This extra­or­di­nary col­lec­tive project works with cur­rent and his­tor­i­cal sources, lit­er­ary texts, films, and con­tem­po­rary wit­ness­es. The com­bi­na­tion of film, music, and the­atri­cal per­for­mance cre­ates a poetic story about arriv­ing – about wait­ing, expec­ta­tions, attri­bu­tions, belong­ing, and about strate­gies of daily life in an envi­ron­ment that seems unfa­mil­iar at first.

The short­film­live­mu­sic col­lec­tive from Dres­den has been devel­op­ing doc­u­men­tary film con­certs about so-called Gas­tar­beit­er (“guest” or for­eign work­ers) in West Ger­many and Ver­tragsar­beit­er (con­tract work­ers) in East Ger­many since 2005. This con­cert is their first col­lab­o­ra­tion with the elec­tron­ic musi­cian Ephraim Wegner and the actor and writer Fadi Mhawesch.

Pro­duced by short­film­live­mu­sic , Kom­mu­nalen Kino Freiburg e.V. and HELLERAU - Europäis­ches Zen­trum der Künste Dresden
in coop­er­a­tion with E-Werk Freiburg and zusam­men leben e.V

Con­cept: Ner­i­man Bayram, Jan F. Kurth, Clemens Hauser
Dra­matur­gy: Ger­hard Spaney, Jan F. Kurth
Film selec­tion: Ner­i­man Bayram, Ben­jamin Schindler
Pro­jec­tion, com­po­si­tion: Ben­jamin Schindler
Com­po­si­tion: Jan F. Kurth, Matthias Kurth, Ephraim Wegner, Dániel Vedres
Pro­duc­tion man­ag­er: Franziska Kache
Play, Per­for­mance: Fadi Mhawesch
Live-Elek­tron­ics: Ephraim Wegner -
Voice: Jan F. Kurth
Elec­tric guitar, oud: Matthias Kurth
French horn, effects: Dániel Vedres
Tenor sax­o­phone, bass clar­inet: Lutz Streun
Drums: Demian Kappenstein

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Thinking like a Mountain

Alexander Hick
Columbia, Germany 2018 | 93 min | engl. subtitled

Fri, 31-May-19 03:30 PM

Sat, 01-Jun-19 10:00 PM
The Arhua­co live in the high­est moun­tains of Colom­bia. They wear their tra­di­tion­al white clothes as they have for many cen­turies and main­tain their cul­ture and spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, which is tight­ly … read more