Film screenings

Eliamani’s homestead

Germany, October 2014; documentary; 20′; AVCHD; 16/9; color; dolby digital; Maa, Swahili, Dutch and English; English subtitles.

In this single-shot documeEliamani's homestead still 15ntary, Dutch tourists visit a hungry Maasai family at their home in Tanzania. The rough camera movements give the feeling of ‘being there’ as a tourist, while access to all languages spoken makes the mistrust and embarrassment on both sides tangible. When Eliamani looks straight into the camera to complain about being filmed, filmmaker and viewer become part of the problem of cultural tourism too. Nevertheless, both sides turn out not just to be concerned about their selfish material interests, but more about how they might look in the eyes of ‘the other’. For more information, read a review here.

 

bestfilm_docushortLisbon International Film Festival, 22.06.2017, Lisbon, Portugal. Awarded Best Documentary Short Film.

Exhibition at Frontiers of Tourism, 08.09.2017, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, France.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tribal Film Festival - 2017Tribal Film Festival, 01.09.2017, Tulsa, United States.

Universidad Nacional de Loja, “Eliamani´s Homestead as a Research Project”, 05.05.2016, Loja, Equador.

Namgis Kwakiutl Congres, Macht en Sociale Verandering, Kring Amsterdams Netwerk Cultureel Antropologen, 15.04.2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Freiburger Filmforum, Student’s Filmforum, 13.05.2015, Freiburg, Germany.

 

 

Mkuru’s Church (Mkurus Kirche)

Germany, August 2014; documentary; 22′; AVCHD; 16/9; color; dolby digital; Maa and English; English and German subtitles.

More than 15 years ago, Still one Mkuru church prayerthree Maasai started prayers under a tree in their village in Northern Tanzania. The community tells how they have experienced that the word of God is the only effective solution to anything from ethnic strife, marital conflicts, illiteracy and drug abuse to discrimination, criminality and poverty. With a vision of the good life as promised in the Gospel, the larger part of the village now comes together to celebrate God’s blessings with increasing courage. Seeing the transformations of hearts and circumstances that are taking place, they dare to invest the little they have into God’s Kingdom, even when hunger and thirst continue to regularly strike them.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tribal Film Festival - 2017Tribal Film Festival, 01.09.2017, Tulsa, United States.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Afro Film Festival Ananse - 2017Ananse, Festival de cine y video afro, 04.02.2017, Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

Cutting Edge Official Selection LaurelCutting Edge Film Festival, 19-30.11.2015, United States and worldwide online. Nominated Best Religious/Spiritual Film.

Freie Christengemeinde, “Jung und Alt”, 29.10.15, Bayreuth, Germany.

Evangelische Studentengemeinde, “Die Massai: Chirstsein im afrikanischen Kontext”, in cooperation with Dr. Moritz Fischer, 23.04.15, Bayreuth, Germany.

Freie Christengemeinde, “Afrika-abend” with African Gospel Choir, 08.03.15, Bayreuth, Germany.

Evangelische Studentengemeinde, “Afrikanischer Abend” with Swahili Choir, 17.01.15, Bayreuth, Germany.

Jakobusscheuer, “Das gute Leben: Ueber das Wunder des Glaubens”, 21.12.14, Tübingen, Germany.

 

 

Sikukuu (Celebration day, Ein Festtag)

Germany, September 2015; documentary; 11′; AVCHD; 16/9; color; dolby digital; no dialogues.

First choiceDespite being guided by strict cultural rules, Maasai beadwork fashion is highly dynamic: Each new generation develops a particular style, including certain materials, color placements and symbols that unite and identify them. Approximately every fifteen years, a group of new warriors is circumcised into manhood, after which the old warriors retire as elders. In a spirit of creative competition, the girlfriends of the new warriors are determined to make ornaments that make their boyfriends and themselves outshine the previous age-set. This film shows the preparations and celebrations during a three day circumcision ceremony, combining the dancing and fun with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

Exhibition at Frontiers of Tourism, 08.09.2017, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, France.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tribal Film Festival - 2017Tribal Film Festival, 01.09.2017, Tulsa, United States.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Afro Film Festival Ananse - 2017Ananse, Festival de cine y video afro, 04.02.2017, Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - RWUL Presents 4th Annual I Luv Africa Film Festival ILAFF 2016 - 2016ILAFF ‘I Luv Africa’ Filmfestival, RWUL, 20-22.10.2016, Kampala, Uganda and New York University, New York, United States.

Special Exhibition of the Africa-Culture days ¨Der Schmuck der Massai: Europäische Perlen mit afrikanischen Geschichten, 17.06-10.07.2016, Forchheim, Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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