November 2019, arsenal cinema

FilmDokument: Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Abuse in East Germany

The mass consumption of alcohol in East Germany didn’t just pose a challenge to the authorities, doctors, and politicians, but also to filmmakers. Where did the boundary lie between social consumption, abuse, and dependence? How dangerous was alcohol for the socialist society and its image of people? The answers to these questions ranged from moralist appeals and medical explanations all the way to unflinching descriptions of dependency and illness from close-up, such as Angelika Andrees’ and Petra Tschörtner’s long-banned documentary HEIM (1979) about children’s experiences with alcohol and Eduard Schreiber’s portrait of workers dependent on alcohol in RÜCKFÄLLIG (1988) (ps) An event by CineGraph Babelsberg in collaboration with the ERC project “The Healthy Self as Body Capital” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Strassburg, the Bundesarchiv, and the Deutsche Kinemathek. With an introduction by Viola Balz (11.11.)

arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2019: Africa Lusofonia

03:00 pm Cinema 1


Best of African Shorts

Best of African Shorts Short film program
DR Congo/Tunisia/Rwanda 2018–2019
Digital file OV/EnS approx. 60 min

Director Baloj in person
arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2019: Africa Lusofonia

04:30 pm Cinema 1


O Grande Kilapy

O Grande Kilapy Zézé Gamboa
Angola/Brazil 2012
DCP OV/EnS 100 min

arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2019: Africa Lusofonia

06:30 pm Cinema 1


Duga, les charognards

Duga, les charognards Abdoulaye Dao, Hervé Eric Lengani
Burkina Faso 2019 Digital file OV/EnS 92 min

arsenal cinema: Peter Lilienthal Retrospective (2) 


07:00 pm Cinema 2


Der Radfahrer von San Cristobal

*Der Radfahrer von San Cristobal
FRG 1989 DCP 87 min

arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2019: Africa Lusofonia

08:30 pm Cinema 1


Mabata Bata

Mabata Bata Sol de Carvalho Mozambique/Portugal 2017
Digital file OV/EnS 64 min