The mini documentary film festival For Family Reasons dwells on the smallest societal unit: the family. “For family reasons” – We use this empty phrase as an explanation for something we don’t really want to explain. Each familial context produces its own rules and is thus difficult to comprehend from an outsider’s perspective. What makes a family? Which emotions does this subject produce and who defines its significance? In a traditional sense, kinship is defined by genetic resemblance, family seen as a biological structure. With this film series we want to expand the construct of the family using a more emotional cinematic approach.
Through the documentary films shown, the preconceptions about the concept of family are questioned. The films create an identity space for diverse and multi-faceted realities of families.
Funded by the Aktionsfonds des QM Soldiner Strasse in the frame of the programme Zukunftsinitiative Stadtteil, Soziale Stadt – Investition in die Zukunft, the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Landes Berlin (LEZ) and the FU Berlin.
Marie Rasper completed her bachelor's degree 2016 in art history / film science in Jena. In Berlin, she worked for Texte zur Kunst and the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum for Contemporary Art. She is currently studying textile and surface design at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee in Berlin.
Hanna Döring is a trained tailor and graduated in film studies. She worked for the Cellu l'art short film festival in Jena and contributed to bi'bak's film program from 2016 to 2018. She also worked for the cinema of the German History Museum in Berlin and in the costume department of various film and theater productions.