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Short Film Program:

Creative Legacies: “Knowing, Teaching, Sharing”

Introduction by Karina Griffith, followed by a talk with Aline Benecke

A Lover & Killer Of Colour
Wanjiru Kinyanjui, FRG 1988, 10 min. English, 16mm

Valerie: A Woman, an Artist, a Philosophy of Life
Monica Freeman, USA 1975, 15 min. English, digital

Darf man etwa nicht so egoistisch sein und seine Erfahrungen für sich behalten? Diasporisches Erinnern an Fasia Jansen (Are you not allowed to be so egotistic and keep your experience to yourself? Diasporic remembering of Fasia Jansen)
Aline Benecke, Germany 2021, 20 min. German with English subtitles, digital

Toto Bissainthe
Sarah Maldoror, France 1984, 4 min. French and Creole with English subtitles, digital

Le roi n'est pas mon cousin (The King is Not My Cousin)
Annabelle Aventurin, France 2022, 30 min. Guadeloupean Creole and French mit englischen Untertiteln, DCP

In A Lover & Killer of Colour, a young painter-poet translates her anger in the face of sexist and racist experiences into art. Valerie: a Woman, an Artist, a Philosophy of Life follows sculptor Valerie Maynard in her studio, on the streets of Harlem and in her printmaking workshop for kids. In Darf man etwa nicht so egoistisch sein, a Black choir takes over the Schlosspark Glienecke on Wannsee and interprets protest songs by Black, queer singer-songwriter Fasia Jansen. Toto Bissainthe portrays the Haitian singer and actress. Together with Sarah Maldoror, she was part of the theater ensemble "Les Griots". In Le Roi N'est Pas Mon Cousin, Annabelle Aventurin conducts a series of interviews with her grandmother, the philosopher Elzéa Foule Aventurin. Together they trace her diasporic family history. (GB)

Courtesy of Black Film Center & Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

TOTO BISSAINTHE, Sarah Maldoror
VALERIE: A WOMAN, AN ARTIST, A PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE, Monica Freeman
LE ROI N'EST PAS MON COUSIN, Annabelle Aventurin
DARF MAN ETWA NICHT SO EGOISTISCH SEIN UND SEINE ERFAHRUNGEN FüR SICH BEHALTEN? DIASPORISCHES ERINNERN AN FASIA JANSEN (ARE YOU NOT ALLOWED TO BE SO EGOTISTIC AND KEEP YOUR EXPERIENCE TO YOURSELF? DIASPORIC REMEMBERING OF FASIA JANSEN), Aline Benecke