XVII. BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA

BERLIN - DÜSSELDORF

INTERDISCIPLINARY, INTERCULTURAL

FILM / VIDEO, DANCE, THEATRE, MUSIC AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

GERMANY & U.S.A. 2002

Cinema Program

&

Photographic Exhibition - Visual Documentation

Berlin

May 2 - 5

Klick Filmtheater

Windscheidstr. 19

 

Düsseldorf

May 23 - 26

Black Box Kino

im Filmmuseum

Schulstr. 4

NAT KING COLE
Singer & Jazz Pianist



"FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND?"

Fountainhead Tanz Theatre
Classic In Black
Jazz Portraits
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Cultural Diffusion



Photographic Exhibition - Visual Documentation
Fotoausstellung - Visuelle Dokumentation

8. April - 5. Mai 2002

Klick filmtheater gallery / Galerie im Klick Filmtheater
Windscheidstr. 19, Berlin-Charlottenburg



VERNISSAGE
Saturday/Samstag, April 13
6 p.m. / 18 Uhr



Exhibition description
The exhibition documents the activities of the Fountainhead Tanz Theatre 
in association with 
Classic In Black,
Jazz Portraits,
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
and Cultural Diffusion.
The Fountainhead Tanz Theatre was founded by Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, 
Lynnda Curry, Ricky Powell and Detlef Bäcker, four American artists and a German colleague, 
who met in Berlin during 1979 at Theater des Westens and decided to undertake 
intercultural, interdisciplinary and international productions 
in dance, theatre, television, workshops, film/video festivals and publications.
The exhibition paints a picture of the activities of various people in their 
historical contributions to Berlin and elsewhere and hence, 
the exhibition seeks to prevent these undertakings from becoming
"footprints in the sand."

Beschreibung der Ausstellung

Die Ausstellung dokumentiert die Aktivitäten des Fountainhead Tanz Theatre 
in Verbindung mit 
Classic In Black, 
Jazz Portraits, 
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
and Cultural Diffusion.
Das Fountainhead Tanz Theatre wurde von Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith,
 Lynnda Curry, Ricky Powell und Detlef Bäcker, vier amerikanischen Künstlern 
und einem deutschen Kollegen, die sich in Berlin 1979 am Theater des Westens trafen, gegründet. 
Sie entschieden sich, mit der Durchführung von interkulturellen, interdisziplinären 
und internationalen Produktionen in den Bereichen Tanz, Theater, Fernsehen, 
Workshops, Film/Video Festivals und Publikationen zu beginnen.
Die Ausstellung zeichnet ein Bild der Aktivitäten verschiedener Menschen 
bei ihren historischen Beiträgen für Berlin und anderswo, mit der Intention, 
diese Unternehmungen davor zu schützen "footprints in the sand" zu werden.
Fountainhead Tanz Theatre, April 2002



ATTENDING  FILMMAKERS
ANWESENDE FILMEMACHERINNEN UND FILMEMACHER

BERLIN

Darnell S. Summers, U.S.A. (Street of Dreams)
Lorna Lowe Streeter, U.S.A. (Shelter)
Royston Scott, U.S.A. (Freedom HO! Or Harriet Tubman´s Tale)
Geretta/Geretta, Switzerland (Sweetiecakes)
Dan Wolman, Israel (Achot Zara/Foreign Sister)
Steven Foley, U.S.A. (Recess, Wake Up Gone, Byerace)
Kirk Shannon-Butts, U.S.A. (Complete Abandon (...Fuck The Police) Jay Lathon, U.S.A. (The Process and Mrs Right Now) Véronique N. Doumbé, U.S.A. (Denis A. Charles: An Interrupted Conversation)
Thur., May 2 / 23
Fri., May 3 / 24
Sat., May 4 / 25
Sun., May 5 / 26

6 p.m.

18 Uhr

EL TROMBÓN DE BOMBA, 
WILLIAM CEPEDA´S JAZZ 
Director: Louise Ernst 
Documentary, 65 min., 
France 2001, 
Spanish and English 
with French subtitles           
NEW ORLEANS VOODOO...
FROM THE INSIDE
Director:David Jones 
Documentary, Color, 57 min., 
U.S.A. 1996 
English            
STYLE  OF MY SOUL 
Directors: Sharon M. Lewis 
& Kai Soremekun 
Experimental, Color/B/W, 
3:42min., U.S.A. 1999 
English 
CIRCUS BAOBAB 
Director: Laurent Chevallier 
Documentary, Color, 98 min.,
France/Guinea 2000 
French, Soussou and Malenke 
with English subtitles            
MAPLE 
Directors: Sharon M. Lewis 
& Kai Soremekun 
Narrative, Color, 11:9 min., 
U.S.A. 2001 
English 
AFTERSHOCKS: THE ROUGH 
GUIDE TO DEMOCRACY 
Director: Rakesh Sharma 
Documentary, Color, 68 min., 
India 2002 
Commentary in English, 
interviews in Gujarati, Kutchi and 
Hindi with English subtitles 
 

8 p.m.

20 Uhr

 

AME NOIRE/BLACK SOUL 
Director: Martine Chartrand 
Animation, Color, 10 min.,
Canada 2001 
no dialogue 

ANSAMM 
Director: Dominique Duport
Narrative, Color, 13 min., 
Guadeloupe 2001
French & Creole 

ACHOT ZARA/FOREIGN SISTER 
Director: Dan Wolman 
Narrative, Color, 90 min., 
Israel 2000 
Amharic, Hebrew, Hungarian 
and Arabic with English and 
German subtitles 
THE PROCESS AND 
MRS. RIGHT NOW 
Directors: Falko - The Bird of Prey
Narrative, Color, 38 min., 
U.S.A. 2001 
English 

CINQ SIECLES DE SOLITUDE/
FIVE CENTURIES OF SOLITUDE 
Directors: Sidiki Bakaba 
& Blaise Ndjehoya 
Documentary, Color, 42 min., 
France 2000 
Spanish and English with 
French and English subtitles 

12 MINUTES 
Director: Raymond A. Thomas 
Narrative, Color, 30 min., 
U.S.A.  2001 
English
SWEETIECAKES 
Directors: Geretta/Geretta 
Narrative, Color, 85 min., 
Switzerland 2001
German with English subtitles 

FREEDOM HO! OR HARRIET 
TUBMAN'S TALE 
Directors: Royston Scott 
& Jacob Burckhardt 
Narrative, Color, 31 min., 
U.S.A. 2002            
English 
IKKE BARE SLA AV OG PA/
DO NOT SWITCH IT OFF AND ON 
Director: Cliff A. Moustache            
Narrative, Color, 12 min., 
Norway 2002 
Norwegian with English subtitles            

DENIS A. CHARLES: 
AN INTERRUPTED CONVERSATION 
Director: Veronique N. Doumbe 
Documentary, Color, 75 min., 
U.S.A. 2001 
English 
10 p.m.

22 Uhr

BBK/AMN - ALL MY NIGHTMARES 
Director: Ethem Özgüven 
Experimental, Color, 4 min.,
Turkey 2001 
English 

TOUS LES DEUX/ BOTH OF THEM 
Director: Marc Beurteaux
Animation, B/W, 3:09 min., 
Canada 2001 
no dialogue 

COMBAT: FROM STREET 
FORM TO MARTIAL ART
Director: Damon Michael Bradford 
Documentary, Color, 9.5 min., 
U.S.A. 2001 
English

MARCUS GARVEY: LOOK FOR ME
IN THE WHIRLWIND 
Director: Stanley Nelson 
Documentary, Color, 90 min., 
U.S.A. 2001 
English 

COMPLETE ABANDON 
(...FUCK THE POLICE) 
Director: Kirk Shannon-Butts 
Narrative, Color, 17 min., 
U.S.A. 2000 
English 

WATERSHED 
Director: Ricardo Scipio            
Narrative, Color, 87 min., 
U.S.A. 2001 
English 
RALPH BUNCHE: 
AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY 
Director: William Greaves 
Documentary, Color, 117 min., 
U.S.A. 2001 
English 
RECESS            
Director: Steven Foley 
Narrative, Color, 13 min., 
U.S.A. 2000 
English            

WAKE UP GONE 
Director: Steven Foley 
Narrative, Color, 19 min., 
U.S.A. 2000 
English 

BYERACE 
Director: Tony Agnew 
Narrative, B/W, 28 min., 
U.S.A. 2000 
English 

SHELTER 
Director: Lorna Lowe Streeter 
Documentar, Color, 58 min., 
U.S.A. 2001 
English 
00 p.m.

24 Uhr

 
CUBAMOR
Director: joshua bee alafia
Narrative, Color, 180 min.,
Cuba/U.S.A. 1999
English and Spanish with English 
subtitles
STREET OF DREAMS
Director: Darnell S. Summers
Documentary, Color, 88 min.,
U.S.A./Germany 1993
English

 

 

A Black classroom in Virginia in the early 1930´s
photo: Howard University





Charles Hamilton Houston, 1940

Charles Hamilton Houston, Black attorney whose 20-year
campaign against segregation culminated in the
Supreme Court´s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.

XVII. Black International Cinema Berlin

Festival Photographs

from left standing: Brian Denk, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Geretta/Geretta, Nik Chamberlain,
from left sitting: Gladys Denk, guest, Falko-The Bird of Prey, Anthony Phillips

from left: Harry Louiserre and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Michael Clifton and Queen Yahna

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith and Darnell S. Summers

from left: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Geretta/Geretta, Steven Foley, Darnell S. Summers,
Lorna Lowe Streeter

Ghasem and Falko-The Bird of Prey

Fuasi Abdul Khaliq and Naima

Klick Filmtheater - Foyer

Festival Screening Audience

Festival Screening Audience

Festival Guests

Dan Wolman

Véronique N. Doumbé and friend

Royston Scott and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith and Martin Kersten

from left: Ghasem, Harry Louiserre, Naima, MFA Kera, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Happy Birthday Angela Kramer

Simon Hirschmann

Festival Guests

Falko - The Bird of Prey and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Darnell S. Summers, Geretta/Geretta, Falko - The Bird of Prey, Prof. Mike Cook

Errol Shaker

Geretta/Geretta

Kirk Shannon-Butts

from left: Lutamyo M. Leonard, Mahoma Mwaungulu, Steven Foley

Marcus Sonnemann and friend

Queen Yahna and friend

Anthony J. Phillips and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Halima

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Georgi Page, Markus Niedermeier, Prof. Mike Cook

Steven Foley and Kirk Shannon-Butts

Falko - The Bird of Prey and Marion Kramer

Film Portraits

Film Portraits

Film Portraits

Marion Kramer and Anthony J. Phillips

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith and Angela Kramer

Sam Nove and guest

Véronique N. Doumbé and guest

from left: Michael Weinert, Gisli Matthiasson and guest

Festival Screening Audience

Brian Denk and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Marion Kramer and Angela Kramer

Klick Cinema Gallery (Preperations for THE COLLEGIUM Television Program)

Lorna Lowe Streeter and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Anthony J. Phillips

Martin Kersten and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Falko - The Bird of Prey and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Véronique N. Doumbé and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

XVII. Black International Cinema Düsseldorf

Festival Photographs

From left: Frankie, Birgid Maren Vogel, Eva Betton, Marion Kramer, Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, 
Zia Dejan, Suyen Gore Mosely, Angela Kramer 

Darnell S. Summers, Ron Bunn, Lopsang Gelek

Festival Guest

from left: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Christina Kronberg, Angela Kramer,
Anthony J. Phillips

 

from left: Frankie, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche, Eva Betton

Black Box Cinema Co-ordinator

Marion and Angela Kramer, background: Black Box Cinema

Eva Betton and Anthony J. Phillips

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith and Angela Kramer

View from the Black Box Cinema

Festival Guest

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

XVII. Black International Cinema 2002 Film/Video Selections & Descriptions

FOUNTAINHEAD DIRECTORY

Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre

Black International Cinema Berlin

27 Years of Black International Cinema Film Awards 1991 - 2017

The Collegium - Forum & Television Program

Portraits & Poems

Classic in Black

"People"

Guest Book

Contact / Imprint

RETURN 

[Marion Kramer, Anthony Phillips, Donald Muldrow Griffith].
Copyright © 1999 by [Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre/ Black International Cinema Berlin/
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
in association with Cultural Zephyr e.V.].
Revised: August 1, 2017