schwarzekatze\weisserkater and the Unframed Project Society present
Refugees are arriving to Berlin in numbers that the state seems unable to cope with. The public is split in its opinion. Being aware of the crisis situation, what can artists bring to the discussion? Where can they engage? How could they make a difference?
One of the things we can do, is to try to give a voice back to us, the people, to give ourselves a chance to understand what we are all living, and most of all to give ourselves a chance to experience it together.
We decided to give voices to humans and humanity, to make the people appear and the empty slogans disappear. We think the festival format is best to allow as much dialogue as possible to emerge. Within the rich program of exhibitions, performances, live music, talks, films and more throughout Neukölln, there will be plenty of chances for everyone to create together.
Saturday, the 14th of November, at 6:00 PM
Talk & Photo Exhibition:
MOVEMENTS OF EXILE
by Krishan Rajapakshe (Talk in English)
"I just close my eyes. Trying to remember how I was surviving last several years. How many identities attached to me and how many I lost. [..]"
Journey through many different lands and many different identities. Journalist to stateless refugee.
The artist talk will be recorded and broadcast by Voice Republic (www.voicerepublic.com).
Photographs by Krishan will be on display at the WerkStadt until the 30th of November.
at 7:30 PM
THE CURRENT SITUATION OF REFUGEES: THE DAILY STRUGGLE / THE DAILY UTOPIA
by Muhammed Lamin Jadama
“My name is Muhammed Lamin Jadama and I am a refugee and a photographer. I use my photography to make visible the unbearable situation of refugees and immigrants and their struggle in daily life.“
Sunday, the 15th of November at 6:30 PM
Film screening and presentation with Dellair Youssef: EXILE
by Dellair Youssef - 15min/ Kurdish-Arabic with Engl. Sub
The film is based on the literature written by the director about exile and absence in which speaks of the pain he has endured in exile and his longing to his sweetheart, his mother amid his solitude and loneliness.