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Foto: Faroqhi/ Peretz
Foto: Faroqhi/ Peretz

As part of the FILM WITHOUT FRONTIERS youth programme, we are once again inviting schoolchildren from the Oder-Spree district to film screenings followed by discussion rounds on Festival Thursday.

A first workshop entitled “The Jury is Us” has already taken place. Over five
Over five days, pupils from Beeskow, accompanied and guided by the media artists Anna Faroqhi and Haim Peretz, watched and discussed one film each. The young people have not only trained their perception and their ability to describe what they have seen. They also acted as a jury
and decided which of the films will be shown in the FILM WITHOUT FRONTIERS 2021 festival school cinema. Actor Steve Windolf will discuss the films with the young people as part of his commitment to the Daimler Corporate Citizenship Initiative WE CARE WE DO WE MOVE. In addition, three
other youth projects are in preparation – including one in cooperation with Innocence in Danger e.V., as well as an integration project on the topic of “Film for Refugees”.

9:30 a.m. EIN DORF SIEHT SCHWARZ (France), Director: Julien Rambaldi


1975: Seyolo, a young doctor from present-day Congo, gets a job in a small village in the north of France and brings his family with him. But the new beginning is full of obstacles for the only
and turbulent for the only black people in the village. Based on a true story.
From the jury’s statement: The film tells of a family’s longing to be accepted in a country that is new to them. (Lars) The film tells about racism and immigration in a humorous but also instructive way. It is important for young people. (Sophie)

12:00 a.m. DAS FIEBER-DER KAMPF GEGEN MALARIA (Austria, Germany and Switzerland), Director: Katharina Weingartner

FSK: 14

The documentary shows aspects of the fight against malaria in East Africa. While the African protagonists have their say, the plot makes connections to colonial structures and capitalist greed for profit.

From the jury’s reasons: The people of East Africa long for health and normality. We have known about this longing and the strong spread of a disease since Corona at the latest, which is why the film also addresses young people here. (Paul.)
One must become aware that colonial structures still prevail. Without this knowledge, you can’t do anything about it. (Lucy)