Arsenal: Distribution https://www.arsenal-berlin.de/ en Arsenal: Distribution https://www.arsenal-berlin.de/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif https://www.arsenal-berlin.de/ 18 16 TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Wed, 09 May 2018 18:05:00 +0200 "Forgetting Vietnam" https://www.arsenal-berlin.de/en/distribution/news/single/article/7078/2808/select_category/62.html Vietnam in ancient times was named đất nứớc vạn xuân – the land of ten thousand springs. One of the myths surrounding the creation of Vietnam involves a fight between two dragons whose intertwined bodies fell into the South China Sea and formed Vietnam’s curving ‘S’ shaped coastline. Legend also has it that Vietnam’s ancestors were born from the union of a Dragon King, Lạc Long Quân and a fairy, Âu Cơ. Âu Cơ was a mythical bird that swallowed a handful of earthly soil and consequently lost the power to return to the 36th Heaven. Her tears formed Vietnam’s myriad rivers and the country’s recurring floods are the land’s way of remembering her. In her geo-political situation, Vietnam thrives on a fragile equilibrium between land and water management. A life-sustaining power, water is evoked in every aspect of the culture. distribution news special offers new in distribution seitenbereiche spalte normal Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:49:00 +0100 New: "For Ahkeem" https://www.arsenal-berlin.de/en/distribution/news/single/article/6774/2808/select_category/62.html Daje is seventeen, and just as unruly and caught up in her own thoughts as others of her age the world over. We only realise her future hangs in the balance when we see her go to juvenile court with her mother: she’s been expelled from school for rebelliousness and has just one last chance to get back on track. Yet the true gravity of her situation only gradually becomes clear: such as when we see the many names of her friends written on her notebook followed by R.I.P. and a recent date, or when Daje talks to her boyfriend about whether she – or he – might also die so young. FOR AHKEEM explores the cosmos of a young black woman in St. Louis, Missouri, not far from Ferguson, where Michael Brown was shot in August 2014. The film adheres to a strictly personal perspective to recount her upbringing in today’s United States and show the predetermined paths open to her – lined as they are with barricaded brick buildings. But it also reveals Daje’s talent at avoiding the pitfalls of being either a victim or a model student, while evolving into an impressive film protagonist – of a documentary that depicts her complicated life more in the style of a poignant feature than a social reportage. (Dorothee Wenner) distribution news new in distribution spalte normal Sat, 15 Jul 2017 13:31:00 +0200