In Cooperation

AfricAvenir International cooperates with several institutions and organisations. These cooperations range from strategic and long-term alliances with other groups and NGOs to punctual (media) cooperations.

Cooperation: Exhibition "Exile Faces" by Thabo Thindi, 25-31 August 2014, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Apartheid forced a number of South Africans into exile, and some sought refuge in the former divided Germany especially in the East. Many returned home after the collapse of apartheid in the 1990s but a number of them still live in Germany today. In... |+| read article

Cooperation: Opening "Goodbye Sandton, Hello Soweto! 20 Years of South African Democracy and Beyond", 28 August 2014, 6pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

The "20 Years of Democracy" Festival will be opened by a keynote by Njabulo S Ndebele with simultaneous translation into German, followed by a talk with Barbara Wahlster, and a reception with South African wines. The keynote will be... |+| read article

Cooperation: Concert by South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela, 28 August 2014, 8pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Hugh Masekela is considered one of the most important jazz musicians in South Africa. His greatest successes include “Grazing in the Grass” (1968) and the song “Bring Him Back Home” (1987), which became the anthem for the liberation of Nelson... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Otelo Burning", 28 August 2014, 10pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Durban 1989: For sixteen-year-old Otelo Buthelezi and his friends from a township, surfing is the greatest—it represents freedom and a possible means of escaping everyday poverty and racism. Tragedy strikes and on the day of Mandela’s release from prison... |+| read article

Cooperation: Symposium "South Africa: Challenges and Promises of Democracy", 29 August 2014, 10am-5.30pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

On Friday, 29 August 2014 from 10h00 a.m., a Symposium featuring prominent intellectuals and analysts from South Africa and Germany will debate different aspects of the following overall topic: Challenges and Promises of Democracy in South... |+| read article

Cooperation: School Screening of "Otelo Burning", 29 August 2014, 10am, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Screening and discussion for school classes with Stefanie Schlüter and Thabo Thindi. Durban 1989: For sixteen-year-old Otelo Buthelezi and his friends from a township, surfing is the greatest—it represents freedom and a possible means of escaping everyday... |+| read article

Cooperation: Poetry Reading by Antjie Krog, 19 August 2014, 6pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

In her Poetry Reading with the title "Belonging to the Voices Who Live in It", the poet, writer and journalist Antjie Krog focuses on her home country South Africa: living there, loving it, being angry at it, displaying its many voices, ancient and... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Miners Shot Down", 29 August 2014, 7pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

August 2012: Escalating police violence during the seventh day of a miners’ strike leads to the “Massacre of Marikana.” Thirty-four workers died and many more were injured. Rehad Desai accompanied the strike from day one and confronts audiences with footage... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Behind the Rainbow", 29 August 2014, 8pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma are the most prominent figures in the ANC. In exile they were brothers in arms, and during Mandela’s presidency they worked together to build an antiracist state. Today they are bitter enemies. Jihan El-Tahri examines the... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Layla Fourie", 30 August 2014, 6pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

A single mother gets a job in a lie-detector company and hopes all will be better for herself and her son. When she hits a man with her car and flees the scene, she soon finds herself trapped in a fatal net of lies and guilt. A thriller which ponders South... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me", 30 August 2014, 8pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Khalo Matabane questions his childhood hero, Nelson Mandela, pictures of whom were officially forbidden at the time. Although raised to idealize Mandela without reservation, the filmmaker finds himself faced with ever greater doubt. Did Mandela’s policy of... |+| read article

Cooperation: Concert by "Nozinja (Shangaan Electro)", 30 August 2014, 10pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Shangaan Electro, the electronic dance sensation that grew around extravagant producer and entertainer Nozinja has long enjoyed something of a cult status—and not only in “Joburg.” The musical styles of the Tsonga are brought up to 180 bpm and combined with a... |+| read article

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

Cooperation: Screening of "Africa Shafted: Under One Roof", 31 August 2015, 7pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

A number of short stories from the elevator in Johannesburg’s largest apartment building, Ponte City, which houses 4,400 occupants from all over Africa on 54 floors. Filmed over five years during the time preceding the tenants’ eviction and up until one month... |+| read article

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

Kooperation: Premiere von "Concerning Violence", 17. September 2014, Arsenal Kino Berlin, 20 Uhr

"Concerning Violence – Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defence" setzt sich mit den afrikanischen Befreiungsbewegungen der 60er, 70er und 80er Jahre auseinander. Neu entdecktes Archivmaterial über die gewaltvolle Konfrontation mit... |+| 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

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

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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

Radio Feature: "Residenzpflicht - only when I die!" - Innenansichten vom Berliner Flüchtlingsprotest, von Patras Bwansi und Lydia Ziemke

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Flüchtlinge aus ganz Deutschland brechen 2012 ihre regionale Residenzpflicht und gründen in Berlin ein Protestcamp gegen das Asylgesetz: gegen die Sammelunterkünfte in zugewiesenen Regionen, gegen das Arbeitsverbot, gegen die Perspektivlosigkeit. Die... |+| read article

Vortrag und Lesung von Patrice Nganang, Dienstag, 1. Juli 2014, ab 16:15 Uhr, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

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Am Dienstag, 1 Juli 2014 um 16:15 Uhr laden das Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften der HU-Berlin und AfricAvenir zu einem Vortrag mit anschließender Lesung (beides auf deutsch) des renommierten kamerunischen Autors Patrice Nganang an die... |+| read article

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