May 2017, arsenal cinema

Public Screening – 
The Harun Farocki Institute Presents

Already during her studies at the Institut für Filmgestaltung der HfG Ulm, Claudia von Alemann was developing cinematic counter-narratives on the social function of the woman in front of and behind the camera. In ES KOMMT DRAUF AN, SIE ZU VERÄNDERN (West Germany 1973), Alemann goes to women’s places of work at the Adler factory in Frankfurt or at Leitz-Optik in Wetzlar, where she examines and makes visible the different forms of female industrial work: factories and families are places of exploitation, which don’t just have to be interpreted but also changed. Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva were making CHIRCALES (1966–1972) at the same time in Colombia, a “cine-sociology” (Julianne Burton) about the Castañeda family, a brick-working family who live on the edge of Bogotá. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Claudia von Alemann. (HaFI) (16.5.)

arsenal cinema: 2nd June 1967: A German-Iranian-German incident

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Nah beim Schah

Nah beim Schah Wolfgang Landgräber FRG 1978
Blu-ray 42 min

Followed by a panel discussion with Bahman Nirumand, Hans-Christian Ströbele, Wolfgang Landgräber, Jens Gieseke (ZZF) and Birgit Schäbler (Middle East historian)
Free admission
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Music in film

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Kuhle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt?

*Kuhle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt?
Slatan Dudow Germany 1932 With Herta Thiele, Ernst Busch
35 mm 80 min