Please download the festival program HERE (pdf)

 

Production/Direction/Curation
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

in association with
Cultural Zephyr e.V.


present

Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy
An International Media Project (UNESCO)

 


XXXII. 2017 Black International Cinema Berlin

"Footprints in the Sand?" ExhibitionBerlin 2017
Visual Documentation – Photographic Exhibition
Visuelle Dokumentation – Fotoausstellung

THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin

Black International Cinema Berlin
Archive Film Presentation

 

 

“I KNOW A WAY EXISTS…”

 


12.-14. Mai 2017
Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte
Robert-Havemann-Saal & Foyer
Greifswalder Straße 4
10405 Berlin/Germany

Admission is without charge. / Der Eintritt ist frei.

 


FESTIVAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Friday, May 12 - Sunday, May 14 (Foyer)
Ricky's Book Stand, offering more than 200 works from international Black authors.
Rickys Bücherstand mit mehr als 200 Buchtiteln internationaler Schwarzer AutorInnen.



Friday, May 12 - Sunday, May 14 (Robert-Havemann-Saal & Foyer)
"Footprints in the Sand?" ExhibitionBerlin 2017
Visual Documentation – Photographic Exhibition
Visuelle Dokumentation – Fotoausstellung

The exhibition documents the history of Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in association with Ricky Reiser, Berlin and Karen D. Brame El-Amin, U.S.A.
Die Ausstellung dokumentiert die Geschichte von Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in Verbindung mit Ricky Reiser, Berlin, und Karen D. Brame El-Amin, U.S.A.

Additional artists t.b.a. / Weitere KünstlerInnen werden angekündigt


Friday, May 12
4 pm | 16 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

On The Rise – 8 Short Films from Sierra Leone on Gender Equality
PLAN WELL / EINE FAMILIE NACH PLAN
Director: Franklin T. O. M’Cormack
Narrative, Color, 12 min.
Sierra Leone 2016
Krio with English subtitles

On The Rise – 8 Short Films from Sierra Leone on Gender Equality
DIANA’S DIARY / DIANAS TAGEBUCH
Director: Mohamed Janneh
Narrative, Color, 17 min.
Sierra Leone 2016
English and Krio with English subtitles

SHASHAMANE
Director: Giulia Amati
Documentary, Color, 80 min.
Ethiopia/Italy 2016
English


Friday, May 12
6 pm | 18 Uhr


Opening Ceremony (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

Presenters

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Berlin/USA
Co-Founder/Producer/Publisher/Director/Curator/Moderator
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / Black International Cinema Berlin / "Footprints in the Sand?" ExhibitionBerlin / THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin / Cultural Zephyr e.V.

Rolf Gänsrich, Berlin
OKBeat/Author/Journalist

Prof. Ken Wyatt, USA
Award-winning documentary filmmaker
Professor of Cinematic Arts and Media Production
East Carolina University

MFA Kera, Berlin/Madagascar
Musician, Composer, Author

Additional guests t.b.a.



Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

AGENTS OF CHANGE
Directors: Frank Dawson & Abby Ginzberg
Documentary, Color/B/W, 66 min.
USA 2016
English


Friday, May 12
8 pm | 20 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

On The Rise – 8 Short Films from Sierra Leone regarding Gender Equality
MY LIFE, MY CHOICE / MEIN LEBEN GEHÖRT MIR!
Directors: Patience George & Ibrahim Bah
Documentary, Color, 9 min.
Sierra Leone 2016
Krio with English subtitles

SUNDAY FUN DAY
Directors: Maxine Eloi & Rob Underhill
Narrative, Color, 8 min.
USA 2017
English

ORI INU: IN SEARCH OF SELF
Director: Chelsea Odufu
Animation, Color, 29 min.
USA 2016
English

Black International Cinema Berlin Archive Film Presentation
VII. Black International Cinema Berlin 1992
IDA B. WELLS: A PASSION FOR JUSTICE
Director: William Greaves
Documentary, Color, 58 min.
USA 1989
English


Saturday, May 13
12 am | 12 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

On The Rise – 8 Short Films from Sierra Leone regarding Gender Equality
CONVICTED! WHAT NEXT? / WAS RECHT NICHT RICHTEN KANN
Director: Mohamed Alarini Bah
Documentary. Color, 11 min.
Sierra Leone 2016
Krio with English subtitles

On The Rise – 8 Short Films from Sierra Leone regarding Gender Equality
SECRET PAIN / VERSCHWIEGENE WUNDEN
Director: Salamatu Kuyateh
Documentary, Color, 11 min.
Sierra Leone 2016
Krio and Temne with English subtitles

EINE GANZ NORMALE KINDHEIT (part I)
Director: Peter Bringmann-Henselder
Documentary, Color, 60 min.
German 2016
German


Saturday, May 13
2 pm | 14 Uhr


Seminar Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

“SO, YOU WANNA MAKE A DOCUMENTARY?”
Presenter: Prof. Ken Wyatt, USA
Award-winning documentary filmmaker
Professor of Cinematic Arts and Media Production
East Carolina University


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin
November 21, 2010
Producer/Director/Moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith / Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

Cinema I

In Memoriam: Oscar Brown Jr.
October 10, 1926 – May 29, 2005
A Conversation with Oscar Brown Jr., November 8, 1998, Berlin, Germany,
"What´s wrong with this picture?",
Director: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre, Germany 1998

State of Affairs

Conversation with Prof. Ken Wyatt, USA
Award-winning documentary filmmaker,
Professor of Cinematic Arts and Media Production, East Carolina University
Moderation: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Cinema II

„I Have A Dream”, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Recitation: Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith


Saturday, May 13
4 pm | 16 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

On The Rise – 8 Short Films from Sierra Leone regarding Gender Equality
OUR MISTAKES / GEGEN DIE ABMACHUNG
Director: Cecilia M. Karimu
Narrative, Color, 14 min.
Sierra Leone 2016
Krio with English subtitles

On The Rise – 8 Short Films from Sierra Leone regarding Gender Equality
OUR LAND, OUR RIGHTS / MUTTERLAND
Director: Santigie Sesay
Documentary, Color, 14 min.
Sierra Leone 2016
Temne with English subtitles

THE GATHERING
Director: Micki Dickoff
Documentary, Color, 24 min.
USA 2016
English

Black International Cinema Berlin Archive Film Presentation
VIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 1993
HITLER'S LEGACY
Director: Sebastian Stein
Documentary, Color, 45min.
Germany 1992
English


Saturday, May 13
6 pm | 18 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

EVERYTHING BUT A MAN
Director: Nnegest Likké
Narrative, Color, 110 min.
USA 2016
English


Saturday, May 13
8 pm | 20 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

Black International Cinema Berlin Archive Film Presentation
XIX. Black International Cinema Berlin 2004
BRINCANDO COM O SOL/PLAYING WITH THE SUN
Director: Celeste Vargas
Experimental, Color, 4 min.
Brazil 2003
No dialogue

On The Rise – 8 Short Films from Sierra Leone regarding Gender Equality
WHO TO CHOOSE / EINE SCHULUNIFORM FÜR ABIE
Director: Abass Foday Fofanah
Narrative, Color, 10 min.
Sierra Leone 2016
Krio with English subtitles

THE SARA SPENCER WASHINGTON STORY
Director: Royston Scott
Documentary, Color, 28 min.
USA 2016
English

PARIS NOIR: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE CITY OF LIGHT
Director: Joanne Burke
Documentary, Color, 60 min.
France 2016
English


Sunday, May 14
10 am | 10 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

WO IST DIE "VILLA HANSI"? / WHERE IS "VILLA HANSI"?
Director: Christa Biedermann
Documentary, Color, 40 min.
Slovenia/Austria/Germany 2016
German

THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE
Directors: Sohail Qamar & Matthias Tschiedel
Narrative, Color, 85 min.
Pakistan/Germany 2016
German, English and Urdu with German subtitles


Sunday, May 14
12.15 am | 12.15 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

SONGS FOR MADAGASCAR
Director: Cesar Paes
Documentary, Color, 88 min.
France/Madagascar/Belgium 2016
Malagasy, French, German with English subtitles


Sunday, May 14
2 pm | 14 Uhr


Seminar Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

“IS DONALD TRUMP THE THILO SARRAZIN OF THE USA?”
Presenter: Alinka Seth, Berlin
Human Rights Activist

Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin
August 18, 2013
Producer/Director/Moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith / Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

Cinema I

1. "Open Society"
written and presented by Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
2. Conversation with Micki Dickoff
Moderator: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
"Neshoba – The Price of Freedom"
Directors: Micki Dickoff & Tony Pagano, USA 2008

State of Affairs

Conversation with Alinka Seth, Human Rights Activist; Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, Ph.D.,
Professor Emerita, Dance Studies, Temple University; Vincent E. Thomas, Artistic Director, VTDance, Associate Professor, Towson University; Patras Bwansi, Refugee Protest Camp, Oranienplatz-Berlin/Germany

Cinema II

XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013
"Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey"
Director: William Greaves, USA 2001


Sunday, May 14
4 pm | 16 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

CIRCUS DEBERE BERHAN
Director: Lukas Berger
Documentary, Color, 12 min.
Portugal/Germany 2015
no dialogue

Black International Cinema Berlin Archive Film Presentation
XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013
THE FIRST WORLD FESTIVAL OF NEGRO ARTS
Director: William Greaves
Documentary, B/W, 40 min.
USA 1967
English

THE KUSINI CONCEPT: THE PRIDE & SABOTAGE
Director: S. Torriano Berry
Documentary, Color, 50 min.
USA 2015
English


Sunday, May 14
6 pm | 18 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

CONTIGO
Directors: Dan Boord & Luis Valdovino
Documentary, Color, 7 min.
USA 2016
English and Spanish with English subtitles

Black International Cinema Berlin Archive Film Presentation
XIX. Black International Cinema Berlin 2004
NO CORAÇÃO DE SHIRLEY / SHIRLEY'S HEART
Director: Edyala Yglesias
Narrative, Color, 20 min.
Brazil 2002
Portuguese with English subtitles

MOUNT MISERY
Director: Christene A. Browne
Experimental, B/W, 32 min.
Canada 2016
no dialogue

EXILIO VOLUNTARIO / VOLUNTARY EXILE
Directors: Galina Likosova & Hernán Humberto Restrepo
Documentary, Color, 59 min.
Colombia 2016
Spanish with English subtitles


Sunday, May 14
8 pm | 20 Uhr


Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

SUPER PREDATOR: PRELUDES OF THE BLACK FISH
Director: Kelechi Agwuncha
Narrative, Color, 7 min.
USA 2016
English

Black International Cinema Berlin Archive Film Presentation
XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013
MALCOLM X: NATIONALIST OR HUMANIST?
Producer/Director: Madeline Anderson
Executive Producer: William Greaves
Documentary, B/W, 14 min
USA
English

Y YAAB LA A BOÊ? / WHO IS YOUR GRANDFATHER?
Directors: Sunjha Kim & Rikisaburo Sato
Documentary/Experimental, Color, 24 min.
Germany
Moré (Burkina Faso) with English subtitles

CHAIRMAN JONES: AN IMPROBABLE LEADER
Director: Anna R. Jones
Documentary, Color, 60 min.
USA 2015
English


Program subject to change
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / Cultural Zephyr e.V.
Berlin, March 28, 2017

MOTTOS
"I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won´t if I don´t..." - Oscar Brown Jr.
"Mankind will either find a way or make one." - C.P. Snow
"Whatever you do..., be cool!" - Joseph Louis Turner
"Yes, I can...!" - Sammy Davis Jr.
"Yes, We can...!" - Barack Hussein Obama
"Yes, we can and Yes, we better..." - Barack Hussein Obama and Donald Muldrow Griffith

 

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