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Category: Announcements

We Won the Audience Award for Refugees Welcome #FilmFestival 2018!

The documentary film directed by Red Haircrow, on the effects of Native American cultural appropriation and exploitation in Germany, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” was recently honored.

A sincere thanks to all who voted & organizers of Refugees Welcome FILM FEST who made this event and award possible under challenging circumstances. Please remember to support and contribute to such projects and endeavors whenever you can. http://www.refugeesfilmfest.com/winners.html

 

Photo by Refugees Welcome Film Festival

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We’re Screening on Oct.29th at Refugees Welcome #Film#Festival in #Berlin

In Berlin on 29 October, starting at 20:00 at the Babylon Cinema, my documentary film will screen at this film festival. Myself and members of the film team, and hopefully some participants also will be there to present and see it on the big screen again. Please visit their website, as well as the theater site for more details and information on the venue and other films being shown. http://www.refugeesfilmfest.com or in the Website of Babylon Cinema: https://babylonberlin.eu.

The topic of refugees, “migrants” and the backlash of hatred, intolerance and xenophobia that continues to be a big problem in Germany, might topically seem unrelated to Native Americans or German enthusiasm and appropriation of “native cultures”. However, it is very much connected to the issues of racism and modern colonialism that plague western society. Here is an entry letter to the festival, as we realized (and have experienced) that many Europeans, Germans especially, automatically reject any criticism or connection of stereotypes to continuing historical harm.

 

Greetings,

I am Red Haircrow, the director and producer of this attached film submission. At first glance, it may not seem to fit the description of your festival, but very much due to its material and participants, I feel it may be given consideration due to its honest discussion of stereotyping of people of color, foreigners and those who are “Othered” in German society.

Our film’s interviewees contrast Germany’s treatment of its “favorite” foreigners, Native American Indians vs. the daily racism, discrimination and aggression less flavored “others”, such as refugees and migrants often receive. It also specifically discusses how white foreigners are “expats”, but people of color are “migrants”. A different standard is applied. So, the topics of Eurocentrism, colonialist history and beliefs, nationalism and racism when one does not fit the favored stereotype is considered. Also the role of spectator or voyeur some Europeans have to migration stories and the personal and/or national tragedies that people searching for better and safer lives may bring with them.

Sincerely,
Mr. Red Haircrow

Dec.5th in #Berlin: #Indigenous Female & #Queer/Trans #Filmmakers Series at Xart Splitta

 

The final event this year in our indigenous female film series, but more coming in 2019!

About the series: 

A spirit permeates Western society of ignoring the harm caused to 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 affected 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 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.


Details:

December 5th 2018, 7pm

With Red Haircrow (introduction) and guest speaker Ingrid Pumayalla

“Otras Madres” (Ingrid Pumayalla, 2018, 13min) (https://vimeo.com/300570013).

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

Full program here: www.xartsplitta.net/en/identity-intersectionality-indigeneity/

Preview New #Documentary Film Project “ALMOST” on the Impact of #Stereotypes of Heritage, Gender & Abilities

A new film project we’re working on, from the award winning director of a feature length documentary on Native reality and appropriation in Germany, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way”. forgetwinnetou.com/.

The concept of “ALMOST”, of being judged “not enough” based on your heritage, gender, sexuality or cognitive/physical abilities. Due to the racist, toxic structures in society, such behaviors especially target and impact people of color. If you would like to be a part and share your experiences, you’re welcome to contact us.


ALMOST

Directed, produced and edited by Red Haircrow redhaircrow.com/
Animations by Neda Ahmadi vimeo.com/nedframe
Music by Johnny Clyde

Description:

“ALMOST normal.
ALMOST acceptable.
ALMOST indigenous.

Half, a quarter, a fraction, a piece.
Gender, sexuality, ethnicity,
cognitive or physical abilities.

Toxic beliefs, ableist and racist structures
in society continue to harm.
Some are embracing their differences
in order to heal, and they are connected.”