Now Available in cooperation with #XartSplitta – Communities Thinking InSolidarity – #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken Überlegungen zu nachhaltiger Community-Zusammenarbeit


Now available in German with some quotes in English, in cooperation with xart splitta. In these times more than ever we need empathy, and we all need to work together, those who wish a better world for all peoples. We must continue to educate and disperse vehement defenders of xenophobia and hate who work to divide and even destroy. DOWNLOAD HERE.
#CommunitiesSolidarischDenken Überlegungen zu nachhaltiger Community-Zusammenarbeit.
#CommunitiesThinkingInSolidarity Considerations for sustainable community cooperation.
“2020 ist das Jahr, in dem wir uns bei xart splitta schwerpunktmäßig mit dem Projekt #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken beschäftigt haben. Nicht nur geht es hier um einen Versuch, Community-übergreifend zu arbeiten, sondern auch bewusste Community-Verbindungen zu schaffen. Dazu gehört, Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten in unseren Communities zu thematisieren, um dadurch Handlungsstrategien für Community-übergreifende Zusammenarbeit (weiter) zu entwickeln.”

“2020 is the year we at xart splitta focused on the #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken project. Not only is this about an attempt to work across communities, but also to create intentional community connections. This includes addressing differences and similarities in our communities in order to (further) develop action strategies for cross-community collaboration.”
Read more at the XART SPLITTA website.

21 Nov. #Documentary #Screening & Discussion in #Berlin with Xart Splitta & Guest – Karin Louise Hermes

  • Where –  Xart Splitta, Hasanheide 73, 10967 Berlin
  • Time – 7pm-10pm
  • Language– German & English (film & discussion)
  • Cost – Donations accepted
  • Facebook Event page

November is Native American Heritage Month, a national holiday in the USA. But there and here in Germany, the dehumanization and objectification of Indigenous peoples, and the minimization or erasure of historical acts and issues continues. Colonial behaviors and practices that are connected to the most serious, even life threatening problems humanity now faces.

Germany is well known for its cultural appropriation and ideation of American Indians. Misinformation, stereotypes and Eurocentric narratives are widespread. “Playing Indian” as a costume or a lifestyle has been normalized for generations, largely with the help or excuse of Karl May’s work.

Whether one agrees with such practices or not, most don’t recognize it for what it is: #Colonialism2019 and Systemic Racism. Why are Native and Indigenous issues too often left out of conversations on racism in Germany? Why do so many people, even anti-racism or social justice activists continue to tokenize/primitize Indigenous peoples and/or leave them out of conversations on how to survive and create a better world for all peoples?

What truly is intersectional activism and why is it critically important for Indigenous peoples, the history of their treatment and contemporary reality to take stage alongside any and every other action on anti-colonialism, anti-racism and climate crisis? What can you do? What should you do? How can we work together?

We’re going to talk about it on 21 November!


Meet our guest:

Karin Louise Hermes is a Filipina-German academic based in Berlin, Germany. Karin has participated in, organized and reported on many inter-sectional political issues at climate crisis conferences, during direct actions and demonstrations and other endeavors on Indigenous self-representation, ending racism and colonialism. She holds a MA in Pacific Island Studies from the University of Hawai’i, and is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Humboldt-Universität Berlin. One of her articles, “Why I protest“.

Curating a #Film Series “identity. intersectionality. #indigeneity” Nov 7th-Dec 5th in #Berlin w/ xart splitta

A Film Series by Red Haircrow in cooperation with xart splitta.

Pls. view full programme here: www.xartsplitta.net/en/identity-intersectionality-indigeneity/

Description: “A spirit permeates western society of ignoring the harm caused others, especially if it’s for one’s own gratification or convenience. Racism, homo- and transphobia, ableism and sexism are behaviors that demonstrate that spirit. They damage, deny and erase self-expression and identity. For Black People and People of Color, especially indigenous Women and Trans persons these problems intersect and are even greater. Through film those effected can affirm agency and resist the systematic silencing and erasure of their voices. By telling their collective stories and shedding light on injustices that occurred not historically and until today and the various forms of resistance against these, they can reclaim space and control their own narratives. Thereby ultimately empowering themselves and others within these communities.

In this series we would like to show a number of films by indigenous film makers dealing with a variety of topics amongst others historical and present day injustices, resistance, identity and intersectionality. Each screening will be accompanied by a discussion with the curator Red Haircrow and a guest speaker.”


Screenings:

November 7th 2018, 7pm

With Red Haircrow (introduction) and guest speaker Viveka Frost

“Reclamation” (Viveka Frost, 2018, 4min) (www.facebook.com/ReclamationDocumentary/)

“500 years” (Pamela Yates, 2017, 105min ). In cooperation with Skylight: https://skylight.is/. (http://500years.skylight.is/)

 

 


 

November 20th 2018, 7pm

With Red Haircrow (introduction) and guest speaker Manuel Garcia

“Almost” (Red Haircrow, 2018, 25min) (https://tinyurl.com/y9rhln73)

“Out of State” (Ciara Lacey, 2017, 82min) (https://outofstatefilm.com/)

 

 


 

December 5th 2018, 7pm

With Red Haircrow (introduction) and guest speaker Ingrid Pumayalla

“Otras Madres” (Ingrid Pumayalla, 2018, 13min) (https://www.ingridpumayalla.com/).

“Solid Sisters” (Jenny Fraser, 2016, 45min) (https://vimeo.com/161936015)

More information on contact and directions: www.xartsplitta.net/en/contact/