Special: Anti-Racism Movements – Screening of Marches for Freedom & The Marchers, Wed, 15 October 2014, 20h00, Hackesche Höfe Kino

Inspired and influenced by the nonviolent protests led by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, French activists held the March for Equality and Against Racism in 1983, mobilizing more than 100,000 people upon their arrival in Paris and taking a visible stand against racism.

Thirty years later, AfricAvenir and the Initiative of Black People in Germany (called ISD) are now co-hosting a film night on 15 October in Berlin around the theme of anti-racism movements in France and the United States. The evening will begin with the documentary Marches for Freedom by the French romanticism activist Rokhaya Diallo, followed by the feature film The Marchers by Nabil Ben Yadir, a critically acclaimed cinematic reconstruction of the March for Equality and Against Racism that filled the streets with droves of demonstrators in opposition to explicit and implicit racism in France.

The screenings will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Toumi Djaïdja, initiator of the 1983 march and Rokhaya Diallo, prominent anti-racism activist (moderated by Jamie Schearer of IBPG) as well as a small reception in the cinema lobby.

The events are sponsored by Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service, RLS, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and the German Foreign Office’s Action Africa program.

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Cooperation: Screening of "A Long Night's Journey Into Day", 31 August 2014, 5pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

The Oscar-nominated directors depict four cases from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission implemented between 1996 and 1998 as a part of the government’s conciliatory policies. ‘Black’ and ‘white’ perpetrators come face to face with victims and survivors.... |+| read article

Namibian Premiere: "Felix" by Roberta Durrant, Saturday, 30 August, 19h00, Goethe-Centre Windhoek

felix, south african film

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Cooperation: Screening of "Skoonheid/Beauty", 31 August 2014, 8.15 pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

François is a conservative and nationalistic macho from the ‘white’ middle-class. He’s completely numb—to everything. When young Christian enters his life, François’ suppressed homosexuality erupts in compulsion and violence. Director: Oliver... |+| read article

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Am 23. August 2014, dem Internationalen Tag zur Erinnerung an den Handel mit Versklavten und an seine Abschaffung, findet das 1. Fest zur Umbenennung der Berliner "M.-Straße" in Berlin-Mitte statt.

Die Verbände... |+| read article

Kooperation: Summer School: Reanimation & Reenactment. Filmische Formen der Wieder-Begegnung. 21. bis 23. August 2014

Seit 2009 bietet das Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst eine Summer School an, als Angebot an alle Interessierten, sich drei Tage lang gemeinsam und intensiv mit einem Thema an der Schnittstelle von Theorie und Praxis des Films... |+| read article

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death for sale

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Namibian Premiere of “Sodiq” by Adeyemi Michael, on Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 18h30, at the FNCC

sodiq

AfricAvenir, in partnership with the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) presents the Namibian premiere of “Sodiq” by Adeyemi Michael, on Wednesday, 13. August 2014, 18h30, at the FNCC. The documentary “Sodiq” follows the lives Sodiq Adeojo who dreamed of... |+| read article

Le 4 août 1984, Thomas Sankara rebaptisait la Haute-Volta en Burkina Faso

thomas sankara

Il y a trente ans, le 4 août 1984, Thomas Sankara renommait l'ancienne Haute-Volta en Burkina-Faso, le "Pays des hommes intègres". Un changement de nom officiel et très symbolique, destiné à rompre avec le passé colonial et à concrétiser les... |+| read article

Les débuts de la résistance des peuples camerounais à l’occupation coloniale - Déclaration solennelle du Prince Kum’a Ndumbe III

thrône de Kum'a Mbape, Lock Priso

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AfricAvenir präsentiert: Wassermusik 2014 - Lusofonia - Sommer-Open-Air-Festival 25.7.–16.8.2014, Konzerte – Filme - Workshop

wassermusik

Zwei Lieder gaben 1974 das Radiosignal für die Nelkenrevolution in Portugal: „E depois do adeus“ von Paulo de Carvalho, gefolgt von dem verbotenen Song „Grândola, vila morena“. Ihre Ausstrahlung bedeutete den aufständischen Teilen der Armee, die... |+| read article

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