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-TOPIAS

A Collectively Curated Programme by the Sinema Transtopia Team

SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA a cultural space that forms part of a city in constant flux, is brought to life by a community of freelancers who come from a broad variety of social and cultural backgrounds. With its focus on transnational forms of expression, it is perhaps no surprise that the majority of the team have come to Berlin from cities and countries all over the world.

Projectionists and writers, translators and cleaners, bar staff and social media managers, each team member brings both a unique perspective on cinema and a shared desire to help create a platform where stories that speak to and expand on their own lived experiences can be seen, heard and shared.

-TOPIAS is a regular screening series collectively curated by the SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA team that centers the diversity of their experiences and interests.

Whether films on the construction of community through shared space or notions of ‘home’ as seen from afar, attempts to grapple with the political superstructures that transform our societies or cinema as temporary refuge, through -TOPIAS the SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA team invites you to reflect on the threads and the films, however fleeting, that bind us to one another in the present moment.

Funded by Bezirkskulturfonds des Bezirksamt Mitte von Berlin

Mandariniid

Mandariniid

Chosen by Arjin Cıvan Şahin
Zaza Urushadze, Estonia, Georgia 2013, 89 Min., OV with English subs
An Elephant is Sitting Still

An Elephant is Sitting Still

Chosen by Malve Lippmann in cooperation with CiLENS
Hu Bo, China 2018, 230 Min., OV with English subs
Foragers

Foragers

Chosen by Eirini Fountedaki
Jumana Manna, Palestine 2022, 63 Min., OV with English subs
Mavi Dalga (The Blue Wave)

Mavi Dalga (The Blue Wave)

Chosen by Duygu Atceken
Zeynep Dadak, Merve Kayan, Turkey, Germany, Netherlands, Greece 2013, 97 Min.
Comuna Engabao

Comuna Engabao

Chosen by Galo E. Rivera
Libertad Gills, Ecuador 2014, 52 Min., OV with English subs
Rote Fetzen durch Asche (Flaming Ears)

Rote Fetzen durch Asche (Flaming Ears)

Chosen by Rachel Pronger
Ursula Puerrer, A. Hans Scheirl, Dietmar Schipek, Austria 1992, 89 Min., OV with English subs
GUTEN TAG RAMON

GUTEN TAG RAMON

Chosen by Victor Corrales
Jorge Ramírez Suárez, Mexico, Germany 2014, 116 Min., OV with English subs
Watermelon Man

Watermelon Man

Chosen by Anand Angarag
Melvin Van Peebles, USA 1970, 98 Min., OV with English subs
Demsala Dawî: Sewaxan

Demsala Dawî: Sewaxan

Chosen by Dila Oktar
Kazim Öz, Turkey 2009, 91 Min., OV with English subs, DCP