January 2020, arsenal cinema

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: HA’ MAKAH HA’ SHMONIM VE’ AHAT (The 81st Blow)

HA’ MAKAH HA’ SHMONIM VE’ AHAT, 1975

January 27th 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. In 2015, Arsenal digitally restored the far too seldom screened documentary HA' MAKAH HA' SHMONIM VE' AHAT (The 81st Blow, David Bergman, Jacques Ehrlich, Haim Gouri, Miriam Novitch, Zvi Shner, Israel 1975) as part of the "Asynchronous: Documentaries and Experimental Films on the Holocaust” project. Based on the testimony of Michael Goldmann-Gilad, who as a child in the ghetto was almost beaten to death, the film explores Jewish life in Europe before 1933, Hitler's seizure of power, the outbreak of war, the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto and its demolishment after the Uprisings there, ending with the deportations and extermination camps. Archive footage is transformed from a document and piece of evidence into a monument. (gk) Introduction: Christian Pischel. (27.1.)

arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

09:30 am silent green Kulturquartier


Symposium „After the Archive“

Symposium “After the Archive”
in collaboration with Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

9.30–9.45h
Introduction with Sonia Campanini (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst)

9.45–10h
Greeting: Andreas Görgen (Director General for Culture and Communication at the German Federal Foreign Office)

10–11.30h
Transnational Cooperation and Decolonial Strategies in Film Culture Institutions
With: June Givanni (Pan African Cinema Archive), Giovanna Fossati (Eye Filmmuseum, University of Amsterdam), Erica Carter (King’s College London), Tom Rice (University of St Andrews), Brigitta Kuster (Humboldt-Universität Berlin), Rebecca Ohene-Asah (National Film and Television Institute [Accra-Ghana])
Moderation: Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

11.45–12.45h
Transnational Cooperation and Decolonial Strategies in Film Culture Institutions – Project “Film Culture and Archival Studies” Master’s Program (University of Jos, Nigerian Film Corporation)
With: Chidia Maduekwe (Nigerian Film Corporation), Jeremiah Methuselah (National Film Institute, Nigeria), Tanko Ishaya (University of Jos), Nancy King (University of Jos), Ellen Harrington (DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum), Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Didi Cheeka (Lagos Film Society)
Moderation: Vinzenz Hediger (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

14–15.30h
What Do We Train for? Future Roles in Film Archiving and Curating
With: Ellen Harrington, Michael Loebenstein (Österreichisches Filmmuseum), Nancy King, Juana Suárez (New York University), Pablo La Parra Pérez (Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola), Simone Venturini (Università degli Studi di Udine)
Moderation: Sonia Campanini

15.45–17.15h
Film Curatorship Between Theory and Practice
With: Janet McCabe (Birkbeck University of London), Marc-André Schmachtel (Goethe-Institut), Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Madhusree Dutta (Akademie der Künste der Welt Köln), Aboubakar Sanogo (Carleton University, African Film Festival of Ottawa), Jihan El-Tahri (Dox Box)
Moderation: Erica Carter

Free entry, registration at archive@arsenal-­berlin.de
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Kulba na barna

Kulba na barna Brendan Shehu Nigeria 1992
35 mm OV/EnS 104 min
Print from the National Film, Video and Sound Archive (NFVSA) of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Jos

Guest: Didi Cheeka (Lagos Film Society)
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

10:00 pm Open­ air­ cinema at Haus der Kulturen der Welt


Töchter zweier Welten

*Töchter zweier Welten Serap Berrakkarasu FRG 1990
DCP | OmE | 60 min
Premiere der digital restaurierten Fassung