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July 2021


Curated by Özge Calafato

While the corona pandemic keeps a privileged part of the world population in quarantine, precarious living conditions mean that many can’t afford to stay at home. The global economic inequalities have become more visible through this polarization, pointing to a longer history of authority and unequal distribution of labour and wealth, all entangled within neoliberal power relations. With films that leave room for nuances, A Dream for Each deals with the colonial residues of globalised trade, technology and tourism.

Funded by Stiftung Nord-Süd Brücken aus Mitteln der LEZ, the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Projektfonds Urbane Praxis

Özge Calafato is a curator, editor and writer. She has worked for numerous film festivals and institutions, including Cinema Akil, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), SANAD Development and Post-Production Fund, Documentarist, DOK Leipzig, DokuFest, The Arab Fund for Arts and the Imagine Science Film Festival. She is co-founder of the National Film Library of the United Arab Emirates.

Dream Away

Dream Away

Johanna Domke, Marouan Omara, Egypt/Germany 2018, 86 Min Min., OV with English subs
A Maid for Each

A Maid for Each

Maher Abi Samra, Lebanon/France/Norway/UAE 2016, 67 Min Min., OV with English subs