Residing in the Borderlands
MONTHLY FILM SERIES: TAKE XII
01.07.2020 18:00 AND 19:00
WITh Esra Karakaya and Nilgün Akıncı
ENTRY Free – donations welcome
LANGUAGES Event in German (!)
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Ramy: “Zwischen den Zehen” and “Flüchtlinge”. Ramy Youssef, and others, 2019. 53mins. (English and Arabic with German subtitles)
Followed by a discussion in German with Esra and Nilgün.
Our monthly film series RESIDING IN THE BORDERLANDS will end in July! For the last time we will watch a film together and converse about belonging and Berlin diasporas. We are delighted to have Esra Karakaya and Nilgün Akıncı joining us for this special event.
They had the following to say about their choice:
“In the American series Ramy, which debuted last year, Ramy Youssef shows what life as a Muslim in the Western world means for him. Nilgün and Esra will look more closely at how Youssef represents Muslim women in the series. In the conversation after the screening they will use the series as a point of departure to talk about how they, as Muslim women, navigate Berlin between the dominant narratives of whiteness and expectations within the muslim community.
Esra Karakaya is a video journalist and the founder of her own Youtube talk show BlackRockTalk/KARAKAYA TALK. The Grimme and Grimme-Online nominated show deals with a broad range of themes from pop to politics, and is a platform for those in our society who are otherwise underrepresented and unheard. With a lot of humor and bravery with uncomfortable topics, KARAKAYA TALK has set a new standard for a respectful and empathetic culture of debate and discussion. Furthermore, Esra works as a video producer for Datteltätern, a Youtube channel for the empowerment of young Muslims. Esra Karakaya has been repeatedly recognized for her work, including within the “30 under 30” list for Zeit Campus Verlag (2019) and for Hertie-Stiftung within the framework of their #generationgrenzenlos [borderless generation] campaign (2019), and as a recipient of the 25 Frauen-Award from Edition F (2019).
Nilgün Akıncı is a director and filmmaker. She writes screenplays in the genre of spiritual science fiction and is writing a series about a family of color living in the Schwarzwald, which will be in the style of magical realism. She is a director of the Grimme-Online-Prize nominated Youtube talk show BlackRockTalk/KARAKAYA Talk from Esra Karakaya. Her academic background in Islamic and postcolonial studies informs her work as a director and filmmaker.
Our monthly film series RESIDING IN THE BORDERLANDS intends to create a new cartography of Berlin through diasporic perspectives. As part of our diasporic place-making, we will explore different film-worlds, considering both the visual and the auditory. Through the cinematic experience, we aspire to reach another way of being present, thinking of film as a form of movement that can also propel us into previously unthought of futures.
To this end, we will invite twelve speakers, each from a different diasporic community, and with occupations within and beyond the cultural sector, to choose a film that represents their experience moving through the city. As we unearth the diasporic polyphony in which we live, spaces that may be just a facade at the edge of our peripheral vision, become concrete places embodied by the experiences of the individuals who inhabit it.
CURATORS Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Eirini Fountedaki
COORDINATION Jörg-Peter Schulze
COMMUNICATION Anna Jäger
GRAPHIC DESIGN Ola Zielińska
The film series is funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education.