1. Program
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  3. Film Series
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  5. Restart: TRANSTOPIA
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  7. Short Film Program: What’s Your Name Again?

Short Film Program: What’s Your Name Again?

Followed by a talk with Raphael Daibert and Sarnt Utamachote

Le Palais Oriental
Liana & Renaud, France 2021, 22 min. OV with english subtitles 

Precious Hair and Beauty
John Ogunmuyiwa, UK 2021, 11 min. OV

Daughters of Destiny
Valentin Noujaïm, France 2022, 28 min. OV with english subtitles

Sunrise in My Mind
Danech San, Cambodia 2020, 14 min. OV with english subtitles

This short programme compiles the politics of marginal or “transtopian” spaces from different continents and backgrounds - from an Arab shisha bar in the midst of a political-memory crisis to a queer dystopia in France, an Afro hair salon in the UK to tabooed sexual encounters in Cambodia. It showcases how such a zone of encounters allows the people within to transform class-based solidarity in order to express their desires, nostalgia and dreams, and to transgress norms. The subsequent presentation by Raphael Daibert will expand on the relationship between knowledge of communal spaces and queerness. (SU)

Raphael Daibert is a Brazilian researcher, curator, artist and educator based in Berlin. He co-founded the anti-racist art education project “Third Space: Disordering the Mess” in Munich, and is part of the curatorial collective “Cruising Curators” in Berlin. Currently, Raphael is an Associate Researcher and PhD candidate at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

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.