Tage des indigenen Films 2018-03-15T13:51:12+00:00

Tage des indigenen Films

Indigenous communities across the world are marginalised within their specific regional and political contexts. Their cultures relate back in a variety of ways to the painful history of colonialism and its contemporary effects. The negotiation of indigenous cultural identity is shaped on the one hand by its need to assert itself in relation to the West’s cultural hegemony and lifestyle and, on the other hand, by taking on that very culture and lifestyle whilst still retaining a clear sense of self determination –  in other words not allowing its way of life to be governed by outside forces.

Furthermore, indigenous people are experiencing the realities of colonialist practices in their lives again.  Indigenous groups continue to be denied the right to their ancestral territory, nor are they even given the right to choose their own living environment. Now in the 21st century, both private and public stakeholders perpetrate the overexploitation of natural resources to further their own economic interests, which also leads directly to the forced displacement of indigenous communities.

Media representations of indigenous people present stereotypes and clichés of ‘wild people’; in film and television, indigenous people rarely have their own voice.

With Days of Indigenous Films we would like to generate interest in the culture and social experience of indigenous societies and to offer indigenous people a platform to present their world view from their own perspective. Exploring indigenous cultures can also help to change our world view and way of relating to the world, potentially even making the future prospect of constructive cooperation more possible on a level playing field.

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The Days of Indigenous Cinema take place this year in the cinema Lichtspieltheater Wundervoll (Frieda) as well as other locations in Rostock. Films will be screened, we also organize 3 workshops and an exhibition.

More information see on
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Editorial Board: Thomas Pätzold, Christin Gustke, Stefanie-Land-Hilbert, Rosana Perez, Enoka Ayemba