The causes of the man-made environmental crisis and the social disruptions it triggers are closely linked to questions of global justice. Despite contributing comparatively little to greenhouse gas emissions and the production of waste, the countries of the Global South are generally hit first by the repercussions. Yet, those responsible are predominantly global corporations, who are able to continuously cause tremendous harm within the framework of neoliberal policies. The collectively-curated programme aims to bring together diverse perspectives from within the environmental crisis, by examining the socioeconomic shifts and continuations of power relations between the Global North and South. The film series draws attention to the neo-colonial structures embedded in the climate crisis, the global consumption of resources, and the role of extractive neoliberal capitalism.
Funded by Berliner Landeszentrale Politische Bildung, the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis
Sarnt Utamachote (ษาณฑ์อุตมโชติ) is a Southeast Asian nonbinary filmmaker and curator based in Berlin. They are a co-founder of the artist collective un.thai.tled and curated film events and exhibitions regarding postcolonial histories, Southeast Asian diaspora and activism. Currently they work as a selection committee member for Xposed Queer Film Festival Berlin and Short Film Festival Hamburg.
Rosalia Namsai Engchuan is an artist, filmmaker and anthropologist who is interested in ecology of knowledge, grass-root artist-led activism in Southeast Asia and issues of Thai/Asian diaspora in Germany.
Pia Chakraverti-Würthwein & Eirini Fountedaki form a curatorial duo interested in embodied knowledge and collective reflections through film. They co-curated the film series Residing in the Borderlands at SAVVY Contemporary, and participated in the Berlin Biennial 11 curatorial workshop how now to gather. They also co-edited the publication How does the world breathe now? Film as Witness, Archive, and Political Tool (Archive Books, 2021).