SHORT FILMS


About the documentary TIME FOR RESISTANCE: Pupils of the Montessori School Potsdam meet contemporary witnesses from the church resistance during the Peaceful Revolution in the GDR 1989.

 

About the portrait film MR. SAFARI:  Houssam Safari has been working with PG in the theatre ensemble of the "Zerstreuten" (distracted) since 2017.
Coming from Syria, he opened the group the gate to a new world. His respectful and humorous way of dealing with the group gave us the opportunity to dedicate a personal portrait film to him.
The following questions were of particular interest: Who are you, what are youre interests and passions? What experiences do you bring with you from Syria and what would you like to give to the people in your new home Berlin? What do you want to achieve? Which of your wishes have already been fulfilled? With the friendly support of the district office Treptow-Köpenick of Berlin - Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur
 

 

SPARKS is a joint artistic project between the German arts organisation Paradise Garden Productions and the South African organisation Jungle Theatre Company. SPARKS is an artistic reflection on the contrasts and connections between African and Norse mythology. Six artists from Germany and South Africa explored the creation stories "Indaba My Children" by Credo Mutwa and "Norse Mythology" by Neil Gaiman. The artists discussed their interpretations of the texts via Zoom and together developed concepts for the filmic realisation. Based on these discussions, the artists then created a video in each country. Both videos reflect the contrasts and connections of the different stories through the staging of body, text and music in and with nature. 


About the music and film project KLAPPE DIE ERSTE: "Meeting new people, getting to know other opinions and cultures and making friends" are the answers young people around the world give to the questions of why they are on the road, what attracts them to metropolises like Berlin, or even when they meet on social media. Who or what do we meet? Encounters are random, fleeting, fateful, uncanny, direct, intellectual, magical or...? They can shape us and possibly change our lives!

15 young people aged 13-16 with and without a refugee background met, exchanged stories, explored the city together, wrote rap lyrics and made this short film.


About the poetic short film MY FREEDOM: John is a teenager and has walked endless kilometres with his little brother and without parents for a life of freedom with us. In this short film he tells his story and his view of freedom - for which he is prepared to take any path, no matter how far.


About the poetic short film THE TRUE LOVE: Leonardo from Syria is 16 years old. He tells of his first experiences with love, on his long travel to Germany. What is love, what is financial dependence, what is jealousy and what is trust? He reports openly and honestly about his first passionate experiences ...


About the Testomonial: Leonardo and John talk about working on their short films.