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

11:00 am Cinema 1


Symposium „Recht auf Öffentlichkeit II. Die Zukunft der TV-Archive“

Symposium "The Right to a Public II. The Future of TV Archives"
A continuation of "The Right to a Public – Working With TV Archives" Concept by: Vivien Buchhorn, Merle Kröger and Volker Pantenburg
With: Sonju Choi (Neue deutsche Medienmacher*innen), Christiane Schleindl (Filmhaus Nürnberg), Marc-André Schmachtel (Goethe-Institut), Kathrin Brinkmann (ZDF/arte), Tim Schmalfeldt (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung), as well as Feven Haile, Johanna Boether und Christopher Frye (Johann Gutenberg Universität Mainz) (In German)

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

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Die fünfte Wand: Navina Sundaram

The Fifth Wall: Navina Sundaram 
Project presentation of a digital archive
(in German)

Guests: Mareike Bernien and Merle Kröger (pong film) Free entry
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

06:30 pm Cinema 1


On Africa

*On Africa Skip Norman FRG 1970
DCP OV/ENS 35 min
premiere of the digitization

Reading and film screening with Harun Farocki Institut and SAVVY Contemporary Free entry
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

09:30 pm Cinema 1


Mein Leben Teil 2

*Mein Leben Teil 2 My Life Part 2 Angelika Levi Germany/Chile 2003
DCP OV/EnS 93 min
Premiere of the digital restoration

Guest: Angelika Levi