1. Program
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  3. Film Series
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  5. INTERFILM - 39th International Short Film Festival Berlin
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  7. Focus On:

Focus On:

The *Other* German Cinema: Asian Diasporic Queer Self/Love

Beer! Beer!
Popo Fan, Germany 2019, 17 min., English, German with English subtitles

Thùy Trang Nguyễn, Germany 2021, 34 min., English with English subtitles

Memori Dia
Asarela Orchidia Dewi, Germany 2022, 29 min., Indonesian with English subtitles

Sonic Reverbs
Sarnt Utamachote, Germany 2021, 22 min., English, German, Portuguese with English subtitles

Being on a spontaneous date with a white German guy who is more interested in beer than in you; finding out how gender fluidity has always been a part of your cultural heritage and making peace with it; opening up, becoming vulnerable and letting go: The four documentary and fiction shorts in this program explore friendship, kinship, (chosen) family, love, gender and sexual identity within the Asian-Diasporic queer community, made by directors who belong to it themselves.

This program is part of the section Focus On: The *other* German Cinema

The *Other* German Cinema conquers the screens! It is refreshingly different because it locates itself beyond othering, stereotypical images, and dominant narratives and practices. Its consciously anti-racist, feminist, queer, intersectional and decolonial films challenge the status quo – with diversity as normality rather than the „other", with subversively empowering stories and nuanced characters. Here BIPOC neither have to represent "their culture" nor serve as tokens for the quota, but rather naturally shape the narrative perspective and attitude of the films from the center of the plot. The interfilm focus "The *Other* German Cinema" presents three programs with a total of 13 short films from the last 10 years, which were made by BIPOC directors and have BIPOC as main characters. Curated by Canan Turan.