DOCUMENTATION /60MIN /DIRECTION: SARAH DIEHL
WANN: FREITAG, 21. 11./ 18h/ KULTURBUNKER MüLHEIM/ SAAL
This documentary feature explores and contrasts changes in Poland and South Africa regarding abortion laws and their impact on the lives of women.
In the 90's, Poland banned abortion due to the increasing influence of the Catholic Church after the fall of communism; around the same time South Africa legalized it, reforming the health system after the fall of apartheid.
The film reveals how the legal status of women is a direct result of the silencing or empowering of women's voices. In the Polish society and media, women's perspectives were made invisible; in South Africa, on the other hand, they were invited to give public hearings in the parliament about problems in the realm of reproduction.
The film aims to emphasize the need for safe abortions and liberal abortion laws. It also, however, illustrates the paradox that the implementation of such laws may have little effect on the accessibility of abortion services. In Poland, for example, illegal abortions are quite available and relatively safe; in South Africa, where the law is very liberal, women have a harder time getting information and services in public hospitals due to jugdemental behaviour of the health staff. Only a change in the fundamental social and cultural attitudes towards abortion, contraception, and reproductive health can ensure a woman's right to choose.
Abortion Democracy lets its subjects speak for themselves. Interviews include personal stories from activists, researchers, health staff, patients and other men and women who live with the problems every day. It is a thought provoking and challenging film for any audience interested in the international struggle for human rights.
The movie is in englisch. The director Sarah Diehl will be there to answer your questions after the presentation of the movie.
SHORT/15MIN /DIRECTION: LYNN BREEDLOVE/JEN GILOMEN
WHEN: SATURDAY, 22. 11./ 12h /KULTURBUNKER MüLHEIM/ HALL
A speed freak bike messenger who passes as a boy fights the world and his own lust for thrills to win the love of a stripper, and finds his heart on the way.
It’s a universal tale of love, addiction, and redemption in SF’s cool punk late 80’s, when every club on Valencia blasted a local band, everyone wore black, bike messengers were the new pony express, and strippers, their saloon girls.
Lynnee Breedlove co-directs with Jen Gilomen, produces with Kami Chisholm, and acts with Adroc of the Beastie Boys.
Music by Katastrophe, The Gossip, Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, Lunachicks, All The Pretty Horses, Blatz, Dirtbox, Tribe 8, and more.
Director/Author/Actress Lynnee Breedlove will be there to answer your questions after the presentation of the movie.
WHEN: SUNDAY, 23. 11./ KULTURBUNKER MüLHEIM/ KINORAUM
he rousing and heartbreaking story of Seattle band The Gits, whose promising start was cut short by the tragic murder of spirited lead singer Mia Zapata.
Rumored to have been descended from Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, the incredibly magnetic frontwoman had a powerful, soulful voice that belied her inherent shyness and distinguished The Gits from other punk bands of that day.
This riveting documentary is part musical history and part murder mystery, brimming with rare performance footage dating from their Antioch College days through their subsequent move to Seattle just before the world's ears suddenly tuned into the emerging northwest music scene. The Gits would become an integral and influential part of the milieu if largely unsung in comparison to fellow Seattle bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden. But just as they were about to make it big, the band was dealt a mighty blow with the sudden, violent loss of their friend and band member whose lyrics eerily foreshadowed events to come.
Mia's murder became a rallying point for seattle music scene, as the investigation ripped through the community with devastating results, leaving many female musicians feeling momentarily disempowered before turning their insecurity into anger and into a statement that would resonate with women the world over. A celebration of Mia's life as well as a comprehensive testament to the band's greatness as a whole. The film's interviews reflect the enormous respect and love Mia's peers had for her, and also the sadness over her absence that still haunts them today.
DOCUMENTATION /48MIN /DIRECTION: TOM REXI WELLER
WHEN: FILM WIRD IN SCHLEIFE GEZEIGT/ KULTURBUNKER MüLHEIM/ KINORAUM
Generation CSD tells the story of the Christopher-Street-Day and the history of the LGBT-movement from the point of view of different generations and gender group. Ranging from the first rather timid activities and demonstrations in the Seventies and Eighties to the flashy and highly commercial party-parades of today the movie presents alternative CSD-forms like the Transgenial CSD in Berlin or the Offpride in Cologne. In doing so it adresses the question why this alternative CSD-movement exists and which goals it strives for. Protagonists from Cologne and Berlin, hailing from different generations and groups, relate about their stance and expectations of the CSD.
EXPERIMENTAL / 5MIN /2005 /DIRECTION: TOM REXI WELLER UND RUBEN MALCHOW
WHEN: FILM WIRD IN SCHLEIFE GEZEIGT/ KULTURBUNKER MüLHEIM/ KINORAUM
A critical commentary to the prologue of Leni Reifenstahl's "Olympia Part Two: Celebration of Beauty". The movie questions the devices Reifenstahl used to produce her film while poking fun of the projected propagandist values and storytelling of the controversial Nazi film-maker.
FICTIONAL SHORT/ 20MIN / 2006 / DIRECTION AND SCREENPLAY: TOM REXI WELLER
WANN: FILM WIRD IN SCHLEIFE GEZEIGT/ KULTURBUNKER MüLHEIM/ KINORAUM
The soldiers Kramer and Malaki are being left behind by their unit in an idyllic trench and are waiting there unhurriedly for the enemy. But without any enemy in sight Kramer gets - in spite of wearing a camouflage suit and his exemplary militarylike behaviour - between the lines of performativ identity and military homophobia. Eventually he pays his price in the Gender Trouble.
Musikvideos und Kurzfilme von Sadie Benning, Miranda July und vielen mehr
WANN: FILM WIRD IN SCHLEIFE GEZEIGT/ KULTURBUNKER MüHLHEIM/ KINORAUM
Seit Punk haben Musikerinnen Strategien der Dekonstruktion, Subversion
oder Affirmation eingesetzt um Geschlechterverhältnisse zu verrücken, an
einem Gegenentwurf zum männerdominierten Gitarren- und Computerspiel zu
arbeiten und feministische (Musik-) Geschichte zu schreiben. In den
Musikvideos sind Text, Performance und Musik oft untrennbar miteinander
verwoben, es wird mit allen Möglichkeiten der audio-visuellen Gestaltung
und popkulturellen Produktion gespielt. Beim werden in 90 Minuten frühe
Videoarbeiten von Sadie Benning, Kurzfilme der sensationellen Miranda
July und eine bunte Packung Musikvideos von den Chicks on Speed über
Planning To Rock bis Gudrun Gut (Malaria) gezeigt. I Rock, You Rock, We
Aerobicide (Julie Ruin), Sadie Benning, USA 1998, 4:00 min
Get Up (Sleater Kinney), Miranda July, USA 1999, 3:39 min
Top Ranking (Blonde Redhead), Mike Mills, USA 2007, 3:32 min
Are You The Favorite Person of Anybody? , Miguel Arteta, USA 2005, 4:00 min
Haysha Royko, Miranda July, USA 2003, 4:00 min
We Don't Play Guitars (Chicks on Speed), Deborah Schamoni, Deutschland 2003, 4:00 min
Distroia (Mouse on Mars), Rosa Barba, Deutschland 1999, 3:20 min
Rocker (Alter Ego), Corine Stübi, Deutschland 2004, 2:28 min
Wordy Rappinghood (Chicks on Speed), Deborah Schamoni, Deutschland 2004, 3:41 min
Wrong Time Capsule (Deerhoof), Martha Colburn, USA 2005, 3:03 min
Breakdance Hunx (Kids on TV), John Caffery & Sarah Haywood, Kanada 2006, 5:20 min
The Havers, Planningtorock, Deutschland 2006, 3:24 min
Purple Brain, Sandra Künzi, Schweiz 2005, 3:00 min
Matki Wandalki, Mariola Brillowska, Deutschland 2005, 2:00 min
Duette Chöre Formationen, Monika Nuber, Deutschland 2006, 12:00 min
Changes, Planningtorock, Deutschland 2006, 4:01 min
Sirene, Freya Hattenberger, Deutschland 2006, 3:30 min
Kaltes klares Wasser, (Malaria! vs. Chicks on Speed), Deborah Schamoni, Deutschland 2001, 3:00 min
Move Me (Gudrun Gut), Deutschland 2007, 4:05 min
Message of the Afternoon - Blue, Bev Zalcock, Großbritannien 2005, 4:00 min