Black International Cinema Berlin

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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

10 pm / 22 Uhr

Director: Alberto Blanco
Documentary, Color, 19 min.
Spain 2011
Spanish with English subtitles


"Criterioh" is the stage name of Fernando Fernández, a 23 year-old man, who struggles to find his place in the world of RAP. His 150 kilos have turned him, since he was a little boy, into a subject of many sorts of jokes, insults and abuses. Criterioh faces all this, stepping on stage to compete in freestyle battles, using his limitations as a weapon and confronting traumas of the past.

"Criterioh" ist der Bühnenname von Fernando Fernández, ein 23-jähriger Mann, der darum kämpft, seinen Platz in der Welt des RAP zu finden. Seine 150 Kilo Gewicht machten ihn seit seiner Kindheit zum Ziel vieler Hänseleien, Beleidigungen und Missbräuche. All dem ist Criterioh ausgesetzt, wenn er auf die Bühne geht, um in Freestyle Battles zu konkurrieren. Dabei nutzt er seine Einschränkungen als Waffe und stellt sich den Traumatas aus der Vergangenheit.


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"Yes, I can...!"
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"Yes, We can...!"
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