BE.BOP 2013: Screening Session “Malcolm’s Brothers” on the Occasion of Malcolm X’s Birthday, SUN, 19 May 2013, 16h45, Hackesche Höfe Kino, Berlin

On Sunday, 19 May 2013 at 16h45, AfricAvenir, Art Labour Archives and Ballhaus Naunynstraße, on the occasion of Malcolm X’s birthday, invite you to the Screening Session “Malcolm’s Brothers” at Hackesche Höfe Kino. Historical entanglements and oral and physical archival materials are central to this session. Black Internationalism and global uprisings during the “Cold” War are recovered by Adler Guerrier. Caecilia Tripp and Karen McKinnon present Caribbean Diaspora writers Linton Kwesi Johnson and Edouard Glissant in a conversation that address the continuities of coloniality. Police brutality against Black communities in Britain in the groundbreaking film “Pressure” by Horace Ové is treated boldly without ever falling into the trap of treating such matters simplistically.nSynopsis
Adler Guerrier, Rhetoric That Preaches Revolution, 2008, 24 min, sound. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery

This piece consists of documentary news footage from the years 1965-1968. It spotlights the young militant artists in Miami who collaborated under the moniker BLCK. The video centralizes the solidarity and combative mood central to the Civil Rights Movement: it depicts the video marches, the protests, the confrontations with the authorities, and the news-coverage of the deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy.  nKaren McKinnon and Cecilia Tripp, Making History, 2008, 10 min
Making History celebrates friendship and the creativity that sprung up from the Black Power Movement, as it shows two major writers of the Caribbean Diaspora breaking bread together over questions of identity and nation. Édouard Glissant, a contemporary of Frantz Fanon and a student of Aimé Césaire, was nominated for the Nobel Prize for his writings on creolization processes and the “Aesthetics of Relation”. Linton Kwesi Johnson, the father of Dub poetry, joined the Black Panthers in London while still in school and gained fame through his poems about the Panthers uprisings in London during the 1970s and 1980s.nHorace Ové, Pressure, 1975, 35mm, color, 110 min
Set in Ladbroke Grove, West London, an area with a large Caribbean population since the 1950s, Pressure explores the interactions of Caribbean people in British society in the context of the Black Power movement. The film deserves recognitions for both its aesthetic merit, and for the bold way it deals with institutional racism and police brutality, without ever falling into the trap of treating such matters simplistically. nMalcolm’s Brothers
Day Ticket: 16 €
Single Ticket for each of the 4 Sessions/Films: 7,50 €

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Hackesche Höfe Kino
Rosenthaler Str. 40/41
10178 Berlin
S Hackescher Markt
U WeinmeisterstraßenThis screening is part of
May 19, 2013, 10 am – 8 pm Screenings
Hackesche Höfe Kino in cooperation with AfricAvenirnMay 20-21Ballhaus NaunynstraßeNaunynstrße 27
Berlin Kreuzbergn10 am – 5 pm Roundtable
Free and open to the public
May 20-22n8 – 10 pm Performances
14/8 €
Jeannette Ehlers, Teresa María Díaz Nerio, Quinsy Gario + Muna Shirwa, Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet and Ingrid Mwangi Robert HutternArtwell Cain (Netherlands+St. Vincent) + Vaginal Davis (Germany+USA) + Teresa María Díaz Nerio (Netherlands+Dominican Republic) + Gabriele Dietze (Germany) + Simmi Dullay (South Africa+Denmark) + Moritz Ege (Germany) + Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark+Trinidad) + Jihan El Tahri (Egypt+South Africa+France) + Cecilia Gärding (Sweden+South Africa) + Quinsy Gario (Netherlands+Curazao) + Adler Guerrier (USA+Haiti) + Neil Kenlock (England + Jamaica) + Grada Kilomba (São Tomé e Príncipe+Germany+Portugal) + Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi (Germany+Nigeria) + Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet (Cuba+Mexico+USA) + Karen McKinnon (England + USA) + Mekonnen Mesghena (Germany + Ethiopia) + Dannys Montes de Oca (Cuba) + Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter (Germany+Kenya) + Pascale Obolo (France+Cameroon) + Horace Ové (England+Trinidad) + Muna Shirwa (Netherlands+ Somalia) + Robbie Shilliam (England) + Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (Rumania) + Caecilia Tripp (France+Germany) + Rolando Vázquez (Netherlands+Mexico)


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