A Complexion Change
Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy
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

english / deutsch



The Oasis is a real or imagined place
of refuge from strife, stress,
hopelessness, visionlessness and fatigue.
People need an atmosphere and environment
of emotional, visual and auditory respite,
leading to intense satisfaction.
Fortunately, even though the heights of pleasure are finite,
memory preserves all or most of the experience.
The intensity of anticipation grows until the moment of culmination,
then finally the goal is reached,
contact and involvement within The Oasis.
The Oasis contains sounds, smells, tastes and sights,
which are wonderful to experience,
enjoyable to be a part of and associated with;
a perspective and setting leading the individual and group
to feel at home, within The Oasis.
The construction of The Oasis requires years.
Whether by nature, nurture or a combination of both,
the progress towards The Oasis is gradual,
but determinedly and increasingly successful and rewarding.
Once the setting is reached, the seekers may rest, relax
and absorb the thoughts, emotions, discussions
and visual delights of The Oasis.
The pleasures and rewards of The Oasis are there
to be shared with one and all,
during the XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013.
We await you and everyone is welcome!

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith



“... Art and culture can build bridges, cross borders and pull away from stereotypical categorized thinking. Therefore, initiatives such as Black International Cinema Berlin are important for the capital of Germany.
I extend my congratulations to the organizers of Black International Cinema Berlin, a cultural highlight which is unique Germany-wide ...”

Gabriele Gün Tank
Commissioner for Integration of the district Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Germany



"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

Embassy of the United States of America

Checkpoint Charlie Stiftung

wave magazine

united against racism


African Women in Europe

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The Collegium - Forum & Television Program
Fountainhead® Distribution - Film & Anthologies
Classic In Black
Portraits and Poems

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