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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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Sunday . May 12

4 pm / 16 Uhr


Directors: Ondine Geary & Sarah Ledbetter
Experimental, Color, 12 min.
USA 2012


The Soulsville neighborhood in South Memphis, Tennessee, is packed with history, but riddled with poverty and violence. Of course, that's not the whole story. Soulsville is also home to some of the significant icons and structures from soul music. These short dance films capture the whiff, shadow and dream of endangered sites in the neighborhood, including Aretha Franklin's birth place and the Royal Recording studios, where famous musical greats like Al Green, have filled the space with soulful sound.

Die Nachbarschaft Soulsville in Süd-Memphis, Tennessee, ist angefüllt mit Geschichte, aber zerrissen von Armut und Gewalt. Natürlich ist das nicht die ganze Geschichte. Soulsville ist ebenso Heimat einiger der bedeutenden Ikonen und Organisationen aus dem Bereich der Soulmusik. Diese kurzen Tanzfilme fangen den Hauch, Schatten und Traum der vom Aussterben bedrohten Seite in der Nachbarschaft ein, einschließlich des Geburtshauses von Aretha Franklin und der Royal Record Studios, wo berühmte Musikgrößen wie Al Green die Räume mit souligem Sound gefüllt haben.


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