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Short Films by Children from Cameroon, Venezuela, Papua New Guinea and Peru

The Ye'kwana live in the Amazon rainforest. The boys show you how they carve an arrow and arch. The children from Papua New Guinea weave a seat mat and children from a village in Cameroon build a toy car. What did you last build yourself? What would you like to be able to make yourself?


The children have learnt how to make films in workshops in their home towns. We will show the films at the Humboldt Forum in a cinema experience that allows you to take part in the children's lives. A host will guide you through the afternoon.The films will be shown with German voices. Have a look at the exhibitions on the 2nd floor to see if you can find them.

TO THE SERIES

Playing with cars, building things, singing, laughing, learning - that's part of everyday life for many children in Berlin. But what about collecting firewood, catching fish or weaving baskets? Children from Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Venezuela and Peru have learnt how to make films and portray their everyday lives in workshops. They show us how food is made in their home towns, how they play and how local traditions and crafts are practised.

These films can be seen twice a month at the Humboldt Forum - in a children's cinema experience that provides insights into diverse lifestyles. Three short films with a thematic focus are shown each time. A moderator guides the children through the afternoon in a dialogue. The films are not only exciting for children aged 6 and over, but also for their younger and older siblings, brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends.

The following partners have realised the films:

DOCUPERU

DOCUPERU is a non-profit organisation that promotes, distributes and produces documentaries in different formats to support the democratisation of communication and the development of national and international communities. The organisation focuses on human relations and implementation processes to promote participatory and collaborative methodologies aimed at empowering the communities involved in the production of documentary material.

DOCUPERU is committed to a more just, ecologically responsible, democratic and inclusive society in which citizens are actively involved in telling their own story. DOCUPERU is convinced that proactive action and dialogue-based communication enable new forms of relationships between citizens. DOCUPERU strives for equitable representation of all urban and rural communities across the communicative and social spectrum.

The collaboration of DOCUPERU and Humboldt Forum began in 2017. In 2019, we were able to accompany their "Caravan Documental" in northern Peru for a week, during which the films for "In eigener Regie" were made.

The event series is being organised in cooperation with the Ethnological Museum in Berlin.

Eva Pedroza was born in Buenos Aires and is a Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist who works at the interface of film and visual arts. She studied in Buenos Aires and Berlin. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Berlin, including at the HKW / Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Literaturhaus Berlin. In addition to her artistic work, she offers regular guided tours of the Ethnological Museum.

Andrea Magogi Förster was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, then called Zaire, and has lived in Berlin since the age of nine. She has worked as an actress in various theatre and film projects. She also completed a Bachelor's degree in Regional Studies Asia/Africa with a focus on films and theatre from East Africa and East Asia as well as a Master's degree in African Studies with a focus on African literatures and cultures.

Aylin Himmetoğlu studied cultural economics and lives in Berlin. She writes and speaks on various platforms about culture, systematic exploitation and oppression. She is also an organiser of community events and a political educator in the field of anti-discriminatory youth work.

- The films will be shown in German dubbing
- Venue: Room 3
- Price: 3,00 EUR /1,50 EUR
- from 6 years

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Dates
March 2024
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