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AT THE DAWN OF NEW SOCIETY

A temporary space with the intention of initiating exchange and dialogue between actors of the Radical Film Network, Berlin filmmakers and cultural practitioners.

The events of the year 2020 have fundamentally transformed public life almost beyond recognition. It remains to be seen if these transformations are here to stay or just a passing phase. These events and many of the transformations they have given rise to have fostered a surge of anxiety, feelings of powerlessness and a dark vision of the future.

However, if we take a second look at the current situation, we can also see a newly developed focus on the importance of community, of solidarity and on maintaining sociality, all of which hold the promise of a new society. And while anxiety is often said to embody paralyzing features, one could argue that anxiety — a basic human emotion like joy, lust and anger — is a strong motive for collective human action because nobody wants to stay alone in the dark.

We propose to overcome the anxiety together and to collectively develop productive solutions to reclaim control.

Participating Artists, Lecturers and Filmmakers: Achim Lengerer, Ainize Sarasola, Alternative Fictions, Andrea Culková, Andrés Felipe Uribe Cárdenas, Arts of the Working Class, Ash Moniz, Brasilien Manifest, Christine de la Garenne, Chrystèle Nicot & Antoine Alessandrini, Dan Dansen, Dana Lorenz, Daniel Henry Mutibwa, Débora Butruce, Dina El Kaisy Friemuth (FCNN), Elske Rosenfeld, Emilia Kurylowicz, Emre Birismen, Epoy Deyto, Faye Campbell (K. Verlag), Gargantua Guerrilla-Projection Magazine, Hana Yoo, Ifeatu Nnaobi, Jaana Davidjants, Juli Saragosa, Kaleem Aftab, Keiken, Khahliso Matela, Laura Poitras, Magda Malinowska, Marc Allen Herbst, Mariola Brillowska & Bela Brillowska, Maru Mushtrieva, Mathias Gatti, Merve Namlı, Michael Jenkins, Michelle Marie Letelier, Miguel Mitlag, Özge Celikaslan, Patricia Silva, Philip Rizk, Regina de Miguel, Samira Makki, Sebastian Lütgert, Sirin Fulya Erensoy, Sohrab Hura, Steve Presence, Timothy George Kelly, Khahliso Matela, Tobias Gralke, Unidad de Montaje Dialéctico (UMD), Vangjush Vellahu, Yulia Gilich

The 2nd Radical Film Network Meeting Berlin is organized by Ursula BöcklerJulia Lazarus and Alexandra Weltz-Rombach in cooperation with the Harun Farocki Institute.

It will focus on artistic/creative and political/ethical positions within the global radical film cultures and video activism movements. It aims to create a temporary space with the intention of initiating exchange and dialogue between actors of the Radical Film Network, Berlin filmmakers and cultural practitioners.

The meeting will present selected workshops, artist screen tables, discussions, lectures and screenings. All presentations will be held in English.

The meeting starts with a long night of short lectures on Wednesday 25th at 19:30
More workshops and artist tables are programmed for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 15:00 till 19:00 in the afternoon.
Afterwards there is a public soup kitchen from 18:00 till approximately 20:00 (5€)
And the Lecture, screenings and panels will begin Thursday, Friday and Saturday after sunset at around 20:30 till 00.30.

We are looking forward to meet with you.

Please note that we will follow the current Covid regulations. Please make sure you are tested negative, vaccinated or a suitable equivalent, and have a certificate to present. Please wear your mask, keep your distance and look out for each other. Thank you!

This is an open air event. Please come prepared for the weather and don't forget to bring warm clothes, evenings can be chilly in late August. The participation is free of charge, which was made possible with the kind support of: Hauptstadtkulturfonds  

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The 2nd Radical Film Network Meeting Berlin will take place at:
Atelier Gardens, Oberlandstraße 26-35, Berlin-Tempelhof
25.-28. August 2021

To the full program HERE

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