May 2011, arsenal cinema

Zur Nachahmung empfohlen! (Examples to Follow!)

DER TAG DES SPATZEN, 2010

The exhibition "Zur Nachahmung empfohlen! Expeditionen in Ästhetik und Nachhaltigkeit" (Examples to Follow! Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability) is on view at Uferhallen Berlin until Oct. 10. The accompanying film program will be screened at both the Uferhallen and Arsenal.

On Oct. 1, the Uferhallen present Philip Scheffner's "political nature film" (Scheffner), or "ornithological war film" (Fritz Göttler), DER TAG DES SPATZEN (Day of the Sparrow, GER 2010), dealing with the shooting of a sparrow by a Dutch media corporation and with the operation of the German Federal Armed Forces in Afghanistan.

On Oct. 5, Arsenal will screen Agnès Varda's LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE (F 2000). Based on Millet's painting of gleaners, Varda explores the tradition of gleaning what is left behind and comes upon people who collect the remains of our throwaway society.

Project organizer is the Stiftung Forum der Kulturen zu Fragen der Zeit. The film program is sponsored by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.