September 2019, arsenal cinema

Women artists' program

DIE ANGREIFBAREN, 2019

For the 10th time, Arsenal is presenting works made by grant-holders of Berlin’s cultural department’s “Funding program for women artists in film/video” over the past two years. What should be underlined is the event’s open form and the fact that many of the works are still in the process of becoming. A space will be created to discuss the artistic approaches in a joint discussion. The inscription of an artist’s signature in the decisive selection of a medium of expression, the subtle approach to familial and social upheavals, the questioning of ascribed roles, the conscious transgression of traditional narrative forms in the performative exaggeration or the rejection of dramatic form are just some of the themes emerging.

We will open with DIE ANGREIFBAREN (2019) by Kerstin Cmelka and Mario Mentrup. The seemingly bizarre life of a patchwork family, in which everyone is a professional multimedia performer trying to make a living in the cultural industry, unfolds with verve in this experimental portmanteau film. In the varying narrative structures and variable visual formats, the characters turn out to be vulnerable (“angreifbar” in German): modern impostors who use plenty of energy and experimental multi-functionality to keep the suspense going and illustrate in their performances the expansive possibilities within the modern, precarious sector. A modern version of the cinema of attractions. The projects of Rachel Alliston, Ute Aurand, Heike Baranowsky, Maja Classen, Helga Fanderl, Laura Cristina Fong Próspero, Clara Jo, Gudrun Krebitz, Pantea Lachin, Christine Lang, Rita Macedo, Marita Neher, Hajnal Németh, Sarah Oh-Mock, Jana Papenbroock, Deborah S. Philips, Annegret Sachse, Anna Steinert, Moana Vonstadl and Gisela Weimann will also be presented. The printed program will give further insight into the works. (ara) (25.–29.9.)

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10:00 am silent green Kulturquartier


Found Futures I

Found Futures I: Opening with project presentations and a presentation of the paper "Call for Action and Reflection– On Decolonising Film Archives"
With the authors, Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, Goethe-Institut and Dox Box

Free entry
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01:00 pm Cinema 1


Les nomades du soleil La Suisse s’interroge

Les nomades du soleil (The Nomads of the Sun) Henry Brandt Switzerland 1953 44 min
DCP OV/EnS 44 min
La Suisses’interroge (Switzerland Ponders) HenryBrandt Switzerland 1964 22 min
DCP OV 22min
Digitally restored by Cinémathèque suisse

Introduction: Frédéric Maire (Director of Cinémathèque suisse)
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03:15 pm Cinema 1


Hussein Shariffe: Of Dust and Rubies

Hussein Shariffe: Of Dust and Rubies
Of Dust and Rubies, a Film on Suspension Tamer El Said Germany 2020
Digital file engl. OV 49 min
Diary in Exile Atteyat Al Abnoudy, Hussein Shariffe Sudan 1993
Digital file OV/EnS 52 min

With Tamer El Said (filmmaker), Eiman Hussein (psychotherapist, daughter of Hussein Shariffe), Talal Afifi (Sudan Film Factory), Haytham El-Wardany (author), Erica Carter (King’s College London) and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus
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06:30 pm Cinema 1


Die Sammlung Rafla

The Rafla Collection Project Presentation with films

With Ali Atef, Tamer El Said, Maged Nader (Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre), Dana Enani, Randa Megahed and Ihab Rafla Free entry
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09:30 pm Open-­Air-­Kino at Haus der Kulturen der Welt


Ekmek Parasi Geld für’s Brot

*Ekmek Parasi Geld für’s Brot Serap Berrakkarasu Germany 1994
DCP OV/EnS 100 min
Premiere of the digital restoration