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BE.BOP 2016 Berlin Premiere: "Orí" by Raquel Gerber (Brazil,1989, 93 min.)


InfoFestival Ticket: 25 € / 15 € / Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € / Single Event: 6 € / 4 €


Orî means “head” in Yoruba, the language of the West-African ethnic group by the same name. In her film Raquel Gerber, traces the Black emancipation movement in Brazil during the 1970s and 80s. In collaboration with Beatriz Nascimento, who embarked on a search for her African identity, Gerber has made a film about important events in the movement’s history and about Nascimento’s personal journey; a journey inspired by the Quiolombos, maroon settlements in Brazil during the seventeenth century. The title of the film refers both to the initiation of a person to a new stage in life, and of consciousness in terms of history, time and memory.

Moderated by Artwell Cain.

Produced by Art Labour Archives for Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and curated by Alanna Lockward, BE.BOP 2016. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS. CALL & RESPONSE. will take place from 1 to 3 June in Berlin at Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, sponsored by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung – bpb) and organised in cooperation with AfricAvenir International e.V.

Also taking place in Copenhagen from June 5-7 sponsored by the Danish Arts Foundation, this festival is organized by Art Labour Archives, a decolonial transdisciplinary and indisciplinary curatorial initiative based in Berlin. Since 2012, BE.BOP has had an international impact through presentations in major cities across three continents.

In English with simultaneous translation into German and Spanish.
Festival Ticket 25 € / 15 €  Reduced
Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € Reduced
Single Event: 6 € / 4 € Reduced

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