CREATIVE AFRICA NETWORK
Connecting Cultural Worlds
XXIX. 2014 Black International Cinema Berlin
Pathways to Enlightenment
7 May 2014
11 May 2014
18:00 Rathaus Schoeneberg (city hall), Berlin/GermanyRathaus Schoeneberg (city hall), Berlin/GermanyOrganised byFountainhead® Tanz Theatre, Black International Cinema Berlin, THE COLLEGIUM Forum and Television Program Berlin, Cultural Zephyr e.V., www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de/Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre, Black International Cinema Berlin, THE COLLEGIUM Forum and Television Program Berlin, Cultural Zephyr e.V.
Black International Cinema Berlin is a yearly interdisciplinary, intercultural film/video festival produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin, "Footprints in the Sand? Exhibition in association with Cultural Zephyr e.V. and, screens cinema from Africa, the African Diaspora and films from varied intercultural backgrounds or perspectives.
Black International Cinema Berlin originated from the 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.
The venues were the Theatermanufaktur am Halleschen Ufer from March 3-16, music – dance – theatre; Hochschule der Künste Berlin on March 11, symposium; Kino Arsenal from March 17-23, film.
Organization and Artistic Direction: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith (USA/Berlin), Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith (USA/Berlin), Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith II (USA/Berlin), Dr. Ntongela Masilela (South Africa);
in cooperation with: Prof. Dr. Abdul Alkalimat (USA), Uazuvara Ewald Katjivena (Namibia), Getinet Belay (Ethiopia), Joliba Africa Center; Organization: Erika Gregor (Arsenal Cinema, Germany); Organization Assistance: Annette Koschmieder (Germany)
Since then, Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre produces and directs the Black International Cinema each year in Berlin and additionally, in other European and US-American cities.
The festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic, cultural or political nature coinciding with the general educational, social, artistic and economic interest of people from Africa, the African Diaspora and people with an interest in participating in intercultural communication and the resultant interfacing and sharing of educational, social, artistic and economic resources. Furthermore, Black International Cinema is open to ALL filmmakers and contributes to better understanding and increasing cooperation between people from various cultural, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds, in order to reduce prejudices and support a peaceful and respectful living together in our multi-faceted society.
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