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

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)
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

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