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A panel with the curators of Fiktionsbescheinigung

June 17, 8 pm

The contributions to “Fiktionsbescheinigung. 16 Cinematic Perspectives on Germany” function as suggestions for how to counter the white German gaze with diverse, intersectional perspectives. All of the films have one thing in common: their own visual and textual practice of testimony from within, not from the margins. The curators explain their motivations and ask how aesthetic and social strategies can engage with each other.

A panel in English with Karina Griffith, Jacqueline Nsiah, Biene Pilavci, Enoka Ayemba and Can Sungu, moderated by Matthias Dell

A self-determined and ongoing process of intervention – Panel with the curators

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About the curators

Enoka Ayemba is a film curator and film critic focusing on African cinematographies, the Nigerian video industry and anti-colonial movements. He has been a consultant for the Berlinale Forum since 2019.

Karina Griffith’s work has been shown at international galleries, theatres and festivals. She has curated film and interdisciplinary programmes for the Goethe-Institut and Ballhaus Naunynstraße among others. She teaches at the Berlin University of Art Institute for Art in Context and is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto where her research on Black authorship in German cinema interacts with theories of affect and intersectionality.

Jacqueline Nsiah is a freelance film festival, arts and cultural consultant. Her years of experience across the world include her work as co-director of the Cambridge African Film Festival in 2008 and as producer of the Real Life Documentary Film Festival in Accra. Nsiah currently works as a curator for the Berlinale Forum and as a project manager for the Goethe-Institut’s African industry film platform cinidb.africa.

Biene Pilavci began the Directing programme at the DFFB in Berlin in 2005 where she made numerous short films. Pilavci completed her studies in 2012 with her third-year film ALLEINE TANZEN about the power of family. In 2013, she made CHRONIK EINER REVOLTE – EIN JAHR ISTANBUL together with Ayla Gottschlich with support from ZDF and ARTE. She is co-founder of the film-political initiative NichtmeinTatort and the film network Neue Deutsche Filmemacher*innen.

Can Sungu is a freelance artist, curator and researcher. He has given lectures on film and video production and curated several programmes on film and migration. He has also taken part in various exhibitions, including at Künstlerhaus Wien and REDCAT Los Angeles. In 2014, he co-founded bi'bak in Berlin, where he works as artistic director. Since 2020, he has been running the cinema experiment SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA at the Haus der Statistik in Berlin.

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