XXIX. 2014 Black International Cinema Berlin

A Complexion Change
Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy
An International Media Project (UNESCO)

XXIX. 2014
Black International Cinema Berlin

"Pathways to Enlightenment / Wege zur Erkenntnis"
May 7-11

"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
July 1 - August 31, 2014

Venue: Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall)
John-F.-Kennedy-Platz,
10825 Berlin/Germany

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Thursday . May 8

Kinosaal/Cinema
4 pm / 16 Uhr

THE SILENT CHAOS
Director: Antonio Spanò
Documentary, Color, 45 min.
Democratic Republic of Congo/Italy 2012
French, Kinande, Sign Language with English subtitle
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North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. After a bloody civil war which lasted for years, Congolese society has lost its identity. However, archaic superstitions and magical beliefs are the only elements remaining, which still bring the population together. These forces guide the defense of the territory led by Mai-Mai rebels, but they also make people consider those who are different as a threat, just like what happens to the deaf in Butembo. This is the story of those who have no voice and no hope, but who keep struggling for their dignity, not willing to resign to unhappiness.

Nord-Kivu, Demokratische Republik Kongo. Nach einem jahrelangen blutigen Bürgerkrieg hat die kongolesische Gesellschaft ihre Identität verloren. Dennoch sind archaischer Aberglaube und der Glaube an Magie die einzig übrig gebliebenen Elemente, die die Bevölkerung weiterhin zusammenbringen. Diese Kräfte leiten die Verteidigung des Gebietes, das von Mai-Mai-Kämpfern geführt wird, aber sie bewirken ebenso, dass jene, die anders sind, als Bedrohung gesehen werden, was den Gehörlosen in Butembo widerfährt. Dies ist die Geschichte jener, die keine Stimme und keine Hoffnung haben, die aber weiter für ihre Würde kämpfen, nicht gewillt, dem Unglücklichsein zu unterliegen.

 

 

 

MOTTOES

"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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Nomination
German Prize for
Civic Engagement 2014
 
Foreword
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Grußwort by the
U.S. Cultural Attaché

Katharina Göllner-Sweet
 
Passing of Chinua Achebe
Ursula Troche
FESTIVAL IMPRESSIONS
Marion Kramer
Amir Kaufmann
Thomas M. Wendt