Lecture by Biene Pilavci
June 19, 3 pm
In “Dancing Alone,” director Biene Pilavci closes in on her own family and the experiences of violence and dysfunction that shaped her childhood. In her lecture she asks how the film came to be an instrument of empowerment, as well as offering guidance for how to talk to the subjects when making a documentary, on camera and editing economy, dramaturgy and communication in front of and behind the camera. She also reflects on the filmmaker’s relationship with the audience, who were often disturbed and felt helpless upon viewing her film.
A lecture in German with Biene Pilavci (a recording will be online soon)
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.