Programmsparten: Reflections

Maryana Golovko und Max Smogol: Das Wortspiel

A project by singer Maryana Golovko and guitarist and sound producer Max Smogol from Kyiv, who met in Berlin while fleeing the war in Ukraine. Known through their joint work on film and music productions, they decided to record the album »Klangbilder«, in which they combine modern Ukrainian poetry, music,

Clide: The Art of Songwriting

German-American singer-songwriter and music producer Claudio Maselli, also known as Clide, who started producing music, writing, and recording songs at an early age, said in an interview that music is the best way to share, process, and let go of one’s feelings. He performs his own compositions and talks about

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg: Ein Traum, was sonst?

»›Ein Traum, was sonst?‹ is a monological meditation on the end of the War in 1945 at the time of the Fall of the Berlin Wall created with cinematic means [Nossendorf fades in before 1945] by Edith Clever as performer and H.J. Syberberg as writer and director.« [H.J. Syberberg] Length:

Wolfgang Fritz Haug: Labriola und Gramsci

Antonio Labriola [1843-1904] is considered an influential Marxist of Italy. His works influenced later philosophers such as the founder of the Italian Communist Party, Antonio Gramsci [1891-1937]. The latter further developed his ideas as a political prisoner of Italian fascists between 1929 and 1935 and wrote the »Prison Notebooks«, which

Claudia Rankine: Just Us

What does it mean to be white? With this question, Claudia Rankine, award-winning author of the poem »Citizen«, continues her examination of race and racism in the United States. For her latest volume, a collage of essays, poems, and images, she details conversations with white people – friends as well

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg: The Art of Scriptwriting

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, born in 1935 in Nossendorf/ Pomerania [today Mecklenburg-Vorpommern], is a film director, author, and producer. His main work is considered to be the »German Trilogy« with the films »Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King« (1972), »Karl May« (1974), and »Hitler: A Film from Germany« (1977). 10 years of

Navalny [D: Daniel Roher]

In his harrowing and extremely topical documentary, which opened the 2022 Dok.Fest Munich, Canadian director Daniel Roher reconstructs the poisoning and attempted murder of Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader and »public enemy No. 1«. After recovering and returning to Russia, Navalny was sent to the Pokrov prison camp near Moscow

Sergei Loznitsa: Donbass

Winner of the Best Director award in the »Un certain regard« category at Cannes, this film dramatically portrays the region in eastern Ukraine where a hybrid war has defined everyday life since 2014. 13 vignettes illustrate life between the underground, corruption, and fake news. »Sergei Loznitsa shows us the Donbass

Anna Della Subin: Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine

From Columbus to Haile Selassie, the stories of men who were worshipped as gods are illuminated, as well as the entanglements of politics and religion that were especially formative in the times of civil wars, imperial conquests, and revolutions. »A fascinating exploration of the paradoxes of humanity’s religious instincts –