XXXVI. 2021 Black International Cinema Berlin - "Footprints in the Sand?" ExhibitionBerlin 2021

18 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

Berlin, Germany

Last updated: 06 Sep 2021
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A COMPLEXION CHANGE

Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy
An International Media Project (UNESCO)

"Onward and Upward, No Matter What – Always!"

EFFORT = PROGRESS

Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre presents 36. Black International Cinema Berlin 2021 / “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin 2021 in association with CrossKultur 2021 and in cooperation with ALEX - Offener Kanal Berlin (Open Channel Berlin)


Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre and Black International Cinema Berlin became partners during the creation of the first European Black Cultural Festival in 1986 and since this creative and inspirational occasion, continued their international, intercultural diplomatic film, seminar, dance, music, art exhibition and publication presentations annually in varying forms since the historic 3 week birth in West Berlin. This developmental creation occurred during our and others formative political, social, educational, economic and artistic times.

Once again, for the 36th time, in November and December 2021, we will share the creative vision of our filmmakers in association with artistic contributions through our exhibition “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin, with a local, national and international audience.
"Onward and Upward, No Matter What – Always!"
is the theme for this year, accompanied by our long time Chicago mentor, Oscar Brown Jr., "I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won´t if I don’t…".

We continue our support, belief and long time practice of cooperation with CrossKultur and "Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Motion", which equals PROGRESS, today, tomorrow and hence forth.
Thank you for joining and supporting our vision for more egalitarian societies, world wide.

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith


XXXVI. 2021 Black International Cinema Berlin

Film Presentations

November 18-21 | 2021
10:00 pm - 02:00 am (22-02 Uhr)

November 19-22 | 2021
10:00 am - 02:00 pm (10-14 Uhr)

December 02-05 | 2021
10:00 pm - 02:00 am (22-02 Uhr)

December 03-06 | 2021
10:00 am - 02:00 pm (10-14 Uhr)


ALEX - Offener Kanal Berlin (Open Channel Berlin)
Television & Livestream
www.alex-berlin.de/tv/livestream.htm



"Footprints in the Sand?" ExhibitionBerlin 2021
Visual Documentation – Photographic Exhibition

November 01 - December 31 | 2021

Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall)
Gallery (1. Floor)
John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 1,
10825 Berlin/Germany



Founder/Producer/Director/Publisher/Curator/Author/Moderator:
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
in association with CrossKultur 2021, THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
and “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin


Contact:
Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre
36. Black International Cinema Berlin 2021
bicdance@aol.com


History

Black International Cinema Berlin

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 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 historical Black Cultural Festival, which was produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre from March 3-23, 1986 for the first time in Europe. The contributors were mostly Black artists, filmmakers and intellectuals from Africa and the African Diaspora presenting a spectrum of Black art, Black cinema, Black thinking and life, and through seminars discussing their various political, social and cultural experiences. The festival offered a musical homage based upon the life experience of one of the great tap dancers, 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. Donald Muldrow Griffith (USA/Berlin), Prof. Gayle McKinney 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 Berlin 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 Berlin 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.

Practical info

Pricerange per day
Free
Main target group
16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o
Surroundings
City center
Art disciplines
Film , Interdisciplinary , Music , Photography/Video
Support for disabled people
Yes