34. Black International Cinema Berlin 2019

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Transnational and Intercultural Diplomacy
An International Media Project (UNESCO, 2011)

XXXIV. 2019 Black International Cinema Berlin

"Descending before Ascending..."

May 9-12, 2019
Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall)
Kinosaal (cinema)
John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 1
10825 Berlin-Schöneberg

"Footprints in the Sand?" - ExhibitionBerlin 2019
Visual Documentation – Photographic Exhibition

May 1-31, 2019
Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall)
Gallery/1. Floor
John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 1
10825 Berlin-Schöneberg

Production and Direction
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith / Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

in association with
The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin
and Cultural Zephyr e.V.

under the patronage of the German Commission for UNESCO

in cooperation with Dr. Lisa Rüter
Commissioner for Integration, District Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin

From May 9-12, 2019, Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre offers a presentation at Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall), under the direction of Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, the intercultural and transnational Black International Cinema Berlin for the 34th time together with the exhibition "Footprints in the Sand?" ExhibitionBerlin (May 1-31, 2019).

This year's festival occurs under the patronage of the German Commission for UNESCO and in cooperation with Dr. Lisa Rüter, Commissioner for Integration of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district. Screened are films from Africa, the African Diaspora and contributions with intercultural and international perspectives.

The films come from Ghana, Canada, USA, Germany, Israel, Madagascar, Iran, France, Hungary, Italy, Namibia, Cuba, Colombia and Rwanda.
In addition to the film contributions, a seminar and the exhibition "Footprints in the Sand?" ExhibitionBerlin will be presented.

Black International Cinema Berlin originated from the historical Black Cultural Festival, which was produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in 1986 for the first time in Europe, a 3-week event in Berlin, which presented the contributions of Black people to world culture through film, theater, dance, music, workshops and seminars, and was an homage to the legendary tap dancer, Carnell Lyons.

"Descending before Ascending..."

Injustice is viewed by persons and groups from a variety of perspectives. The efforts of Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre/Black International Cinema Berlin have for many years attempted to address these and other concerns, by providing visual, written, spoken and physical medication, as means of healing the sometimes increasing frustration of neighbors, friends, plus close, distant persons and groups.
A Complexion Change is part of a historical occurrence, brought about by positive and negative investments of individuals, companies and countries for many years and centuries.
We and many others locally, nationally and world wide have and continue to address the psychological, social and economic concerns of many, through visual inspirations, education and otherwise, as produced by the annual Black International Cinema Berlin founded 1986.
Thank you for sharing our efforts and aspirations and Welcome to the XXXIV. Black International Cinema Berlin 2019.

Admission is free.

"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 Hussein Obama
"Yes, we can and Yes, we better...!" - Barack Hussein Obama and Donald Muldrow Griffith


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