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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Thursday . May 9

6 pm / 18 Uhr

Director: Aïssa Rabbaoui
Documentary/Animation, Color, 20 min.
Germany 2013


A resistance fighter and philosopher, Abdelkrim El Khattabi in 1920, succeeded in establishing a republic, which defied Spanish and French occupation. Following the discovery of large deposits of iron ore near Melilla, North Morocco, the population was forced to work in the mines in order to satisfy the needs of major industrial corporations. A struggle inevitably occurred.

Ein Widerstandskämpfer und Philosoph, Abdelkrim El Khattabi, errichtete 1920 erfolgreich einen Staat, der die spanische und französische Besatzung abwehrte. Nachdem in Melilla, in Nordmarokko, große Vorkommen an Eisenerz entdeckt wurden, wurde die Bevölkerung gezwungen, in den Minen zu arbeiten, um die Bedürfnisse großer Industriekonzerne zu befriedigen. Es folgte ein unvermeidlicher Kampf.

Aïssa Rabbaoui

Kahina Rabbaoui

Youssef Rabbaoui


"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 Obama


Prof.  Donald Muldrow Griffith

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Checkpoint Charlie Stiftung



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