SEASON #12 Spring 23
What is the cinema space that we want to create together? It is a space of liminality, it is ciné liminal.
The new name under which we will continue the work of Ethno?Kino Seasons refers to transitional stages and periods, to the blurring of fixed boundaries, to the occupation of the borderlands and to the in-betweens of stories, people and things.
In a world in which classifications, hierarchies and structures prevail, we are interested in the liminal, in the reversing, resisting and reforming - both as a community and through the films we curate. ciné liminal is a new chapter, ambiguous and fluid, creative and experimental. Focusing on the open-ended and ever-evolving we want to be a space for discussions, collaborations and (ex)change.
The liminal will also guide us through our new season, where we will show films that look beyond the conceptually normative and divisive, that focus on structural marginalization, revolution and resistance, or that make us rethink our relations to gender norms and our more-than-human environment.
DOORS 19:00 / SCREENING: 19:30 / KOLLEKTE / KINO IN DER REITSCHULE
SHORTS + FOUNDING PARTY
Start: 19:00 Doors: 18:30
On this opening night we show and discuss several short fifilms by young fifilmmakers, all of them students of social/visual anthropology. Also, we are happy to introduce our new name to you and celebrate transformation, in-betweens and new beginnings together!
Maja Tschumi | CH | 2022 | 96 min
From a forsaken quarry, four young refugees seek contact with women, longing for encounters, love and sex. After a long escape, they have landed in the ROTZLOCH and are trying to get ground under their feet again. Encountering another culture and getting into unexpected conflicts, they seek to deal with the new reality, but also with themselves and with their masculinity.
Discussion with Maja Tschumi (filmmaker) and Aminullah Habibi (protagonist) after the screening.
AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK
Myron Dewey, Josh Fox & James Spione | USA | 2017 | 98 min
The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defifiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.
Discussion with Jason Asenap (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on Indigenous representations in (mainstream) cinema before the screening.
Ali Narimani | IR | 2022 | 14min
The protagonist steps into spaces denied to him and explores secretly with lust, joy and sorrow what he wishes for. A story about the unfulfifilled desire for a more queer world.
WOODGIRLS - A DUET FOR A DREAM
Azadeh Bizargiti | CZ / IR | 2021 | 75min
The carpenters Leila and Sedigheh have chosen a profession that is considered extremely masculine in the traditional societies of the Iran. Licences and formal training in such trades are inaccessible for women. With self-taught skills, guts, and determination, they pursue their dream and are not only fighting for themselves, but also want to enable other women to practise a craft.
Discussion with the filmmakers after the screening.
GARÇONNIÈRES / MAN CAVES
Céline Pernet | CH | 2022 | 90 min
Swiss director and anthropologist Céline Pernet explores her relationship with the men of her generation. In response to an advertisement, a group of men between the age of 30 and 45 face the challenge of her interview. At once amusing and intimate, Garçonnières demonstrates the urgent need to discuss contemporary models of masculinity something we want to think further also in our cinema-discussion.
On the 25th of May we are focusing on indigenous resistance in Brazil in collaboration with the "Society for threatened Peoples". We will screen and discuss three films about indigenous peoples in different geographical contexts within Brazil, having in common the struggle for their territory, the protection of nature and human rights. The evening is structured in two blocs, doors 18:00.
18:30 Bloc 1
THREATENED TAPAJÓS - presented by the Society for Threatened Peoples
Thomaz Pedro | BR | 2021 | 24’
Indigenous people talk about the exploitation of the Amazon and the impact that agro industry and mining has on their lives. They also discuss the planned infrastructure projects in the Tapajós, for example the Ferrogrão railroad and the Tapajós water projects. These are intended to transport grain such as soy abroad even faster and cheaper - at the expense of the rainforest and the indigenous communities' wellbeing.
The Society for Threatened Peoples supports indigenous communities in Brazil in the struggle for their territories, in their effort for self-determination and in the observance of human rights. They produced the film Threatened Tapajós and Julia Büsser, the “Amazonas” campaign manager who was involved in the production, will give us more insights into their work and the making of the film.
19:30 Bloc 2
SETE QUEDAS / WATERFALL SOULS (international premiere)
Hidalgo Romero and Rica Saito | BR | 2022 | 15’
According to the Avá-Guarani cosmology, after death there are only two sacred places that lead them to heaven. These two places are connected by an artifificial lake, filled by the construction of a huge hydroelectric.
VENTO NA FRONTEIRA / THE WIND BLOWS THE BORDER
Laura Faerman and Marina Weis | BR | 2022 | 77’
At the heart of Brazilian agribusiness, Indigenous teacher Alenir Aquino fights for her communitys right to their ancestral lands. On the opposite side of this dispute is the heiress of these lands - Luana Ruiz, a powerful anti-indigenous lawyer.
Ca. 21:15: Q&A with the online presence of the filmmakers Hidalgo Romero and Marina Weis and, if the Internet connection allows, indigenous leader and activist Alenir Aquino.
Screening and Master Class with Sasha Litvintseva.
Start: 16:00 Doors 15:30
Every film image is geological. As a technical medium derived from the metals and minerals extracted from the earth, every moving image is materially embedded in the world it records.» A masterclass with artist, filmmaker and writer Sasha Litvintseva, whose work is situated on the uncertain thresholds of the perceptible and the communicable, organism and environment, and knowledge regimes and power, at the intersection of media, ecology and the history of science. The event will include the screening of her films, Salarium (2017) and Asbestos (2016).