Black International Cinema Berlin

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An International Media Project (UNESCO)

XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin
"Future Blossoms" / "Blüten der Zukunft"

May 8-12

"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
"...Visions Become Reality..." / "...Visionen Werden Wirklichkeit..."

July 1-August 31


Venue: Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall), John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10825 Berlin/Germany
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Saturday . May 11

4 pm / 16 Uhr

Director: Ako Aziz Merza
Narrative, Color, 85 min.
Iraq 2012
Kurdish with English subtitles


"10 Çirke / 10 Seconds" covers those societal norms, which are challenges to overcome in a society where both men and women suffer from them, but for some reason cannot find ways out of them. Especially children like Hiwa and Sara are among those who suffer most.

"10 Çirke / 10 Seconds" behandelt jene gesellschaftlichen Normen, deren Überwindung eine Herausforderung in einer Gesellschaft darstellt, in der sowohl Männer als auch Frauen darunter leiden, aber aus irgendwelchen Gründen keinen Ausweg finden. Besonders Kinder wie Hiwa und Sara gehören zu denen, die am meisten Leid davontragen.

Ako Aziz Merza


"I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won´t if I don´t..."
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"Yes, We can...!"
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