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Call For Submissions – Native/Indigenous Film & Multimedia Screening Opportunity

In cooperation with Xart Splitta, we want to help showcase Native/indigenous films in Berlin, Germany through Fall/Winter 2018.

Main Themes for films or other multimedia projects include but are not strictly limited to:

  • Native/indigenous women
  • GLBTIQ communities or two-spirit persons
  • contemporary themes and indigenous futurisms, which is a term coined by Professor Grace Dillion (Anishinaabe)
  • decolonization of cuisine, culture, languages and traditions or environmental practices.

 

Discussion panels, workshops and lectures are planned. Filmmakers and artists don’t have to be on location in Berlin but would be very welcome. We can also arrange discussions via video chat. We are open to themes and compositions to accompany your films.

The purpose is for Natives to present and represent themselves and help educate on and lessen Native stereotypes and stereotyping through sharing their stories and experiences on their own terms.

The schedule is now being planned and will be finalized by August. The number of screenings and events will be based on the number of submissions.

Please contact us through our website form, including descriptions and links to your work, your availability and a short bio/profile. Also, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

 

About Us

Xart Splitta is a registered association for the empowerment and support of human rights, women’s issues, GLBTIQ and racial and ethnic equality, among others. https://www.xartsplitta.net/en/people-at-xart-splitta/

 

 

Red Haircrow is a writer, educator, filmmaker and chef of Native (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee) and African American heritage currently based in Berlin, who holds a BSc in Psychology, counsels selectively and is a Master’s student at MSU Bozeman, NAS. https://redhaircrow.com/ 

 

“That’s a Wrap!” Photos from #Documentary Finale Scene Shoot in #Berlin, Sept 30th!

A sincere thank you to everyone who came out to participate and help with filming great scenes that will be included in upcoming documentary Forget Winnetou! Going Beyond Native Stereotypes and as production extras for the DVD! It was a beautiful and sunny afternoon in Germany beside the picturesque Tegelsee in Berlin. As I am almost exclusively “behind the camera”, it was nice to finally see myself in photos, which were taken by Viveka Frost and Haven Smith, who are part of our team.

12 &15 October: A Workshop on Native Issues Then A Conference on “Stolen Sacred Objects & Human Remains”

14 & 15 October 2017 | 11 am

Transnational Conference

PRUSSIAN COLONIAL HERITAGE
Sacred Objects and Human Remains in Berlin Museums

Centre de Francais Berlin | Müllerstraße 74 | 13349 Berlin

With
Senator for Culture and Europe Klaus Lederer (opening), Bénédicte Savoy (France/Germany), Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Cameroon/Germany), Noa Ha (Germany), Pejo Layiwola (Nigeria), Roxley Foley (Australia), Regina Sarreiter (Germany), Caroline Mchome (Tanzania), Shiynyuy Semaiy Gad (Cameroon/Germany), members of No Humboldt 21

Mnyaka Sururu Mboro (Tanzania/Germany), Zulu Gama V (Tanzania), Konradin Kunze (Germany), D.S. Red Haircrow (USA/Germany), Tahir Della (Germany), Waltrauds Ignatsia Ortman (Namibia), Esther Muinjangue (Namibia), Fanuel Haukambe (Namibia)

Conference
The debate concerning the provenance and future of items acquired in the wake of European colonialism has intensified in recent times, due to the current German project which aims to reconstruct the imperial Berlin Palace and once again display the world’s cultural treasures in the building. Above all this debate concerns translocated “materials of sacred significance” and human remains, items which belong to a category defined by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the UN as “sensitive materials”.

Both of these organizations require the museums to expeditiously “initiate dialogues” with the source communities in order to discuss “the return of cultural property”. However, within the current debate concerning Berlin’s non-European collections the opinions of those who “have lost a significant part of their heritage” are hardly represented at all. Our conference will provide a platform for source community members and experts who should have been consulted “with respect and sensitivity” (ICOM) by the managers of the Humboldt Forum and of the Foundation Prussian Cultural Heritage (SPK) all along.

Cooperation
NGO alliances “No Humboldt 21!”, ISD Bund e.V. Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland

Project
The conference is part of our project „Just Listen – Globalgeschichte von unten und zivilgesellschaftlicher Dialog”

Contact and registration
Berlin Postkolonial e.V. | 01799 100 976 | buero(at)berlin-postkolonial.de

Conference Fees
10 Euros per day

Language
English


 

Red Haircrow will be giving a workshop on the Native human remains situation in Germany & sharing contemporary current native issues with historical context. Event in English & German.

12 Oktober! Reminder #BREBIT-Fachtag: im Rahmen der 14. Brandenburger Entwicklungspolitischen Bildungs- und Informationstage lädt Sie die Koordinationsgruppe in Kooperation mit Berlin Postkolonial e.V. zu dem Fachtag BREBIT-Fachtag “Entwicklungshilfe” oder Reparationen?​ Warum die Nachfahren Kolonisierter Wiedergutmachung fordern“ ein. (Event in English & German).

Wann: 12.Oktober 2017, von 9.30 Uhr bis 16.30 Uhr

Wo: Bürgerhaus am Schlaatz, Schilfhof 28, 14478 Potsdam

“Spanien, Italien und die USA werden am 12. Oktober 2017 offiziell den 525. Jahrestag der „Entdeckung Amerikas“ durch Christoph Kolumbus feiern. Hingegen haben indigene Initiativen schon in mehreren Staaten Amerikas erreichen können, dass der auf dem Kontinent weitverbreitete Nationalfeiertag mit der Ehrung der kolonisierten Bevölkerung verbunden wird. Auf dem Weltsozialforum in Tunis 2013 hat ein Bündnis von Nichtregierungsorganisationen den Termin zum weltweiten International Day for Reparations concerning Colonization erklärt.”

“Die BREBIT 2017 begeht den Tag gemeinsam mit Expert*innen und Aktivist*innen aus amerikanischen und afrikanischen Ländern, die mehr über die weltweiten Bewegungen für Reparationen berichten. So informiert der Filmemacher und Schriftsteller Red Haircrow über den anhaltenden Kampf der Native Americans mit der US-Regierung bezüglich anhaltender Vertragsverletzungen. Frau Dr. Claudia Rauhut stellt in ihrem Workshop die Reparationsbewegung der Staaten der Caribbean Community (CARICOM) vor und kontextualisiert dabei auch einen Videobeitrag von Professor Verene Shepherd (Vorsitzende des Nationalen Reparationskomitees von Jamaika). Israel Kaunatjike berichtet vom Kampf der Ovaherero und Nama um Entschädigung für den Völkermord der kaiserlichen „Schutztruppe“ in der ehemaligen Kolonie „Deutsch-Südwestafrika“ in den Jahren 1904 bis 1908. Mnyaka Sururu Mboro gibt in seinem Workshop Auskunft über die auch in Tansania geführte Debatte zur Rückgabe von Museumsobjekten und menschlichen Gebeinen sowie über Reparationen für den verheerenden Maji-Maji-Krieg in der ehemaligen Kolonie „Deutsch-Ostafrika“.

“Nach der Mittagspause möchten wir mit Ihnen zusammen diskutieren, ob die ehemaligen Kolonialmächte – darunter auch Deutschland – statt großzügig erscheinender „Entwicklungshilfe“ nicht eher zur Wiedergutmachung für koloniale Ausbeutung, Versklavung, Vertreibung und Vernichtung verpflichtet sind.

**Möchten Sie mehr wissen? Weitere Informationen zu der Veranstaltung finden Sie in unserem Flyer als Download.

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Red Haircrow’s Interview in #DerFreitag March 23rd-On #ForgetWinnetou! Doc, Native #Stereotypes & Eurocentric History

In Der Freitag’s print edition, on our upcoming documentary Forget Winnetou! Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany, historical context and how the USA’s deliberate “alternative facts” or Eurocentric fabrication of history contributes to continuing racism, colonialism and oppression of Native Americans. Stereotypes are a symptom of the overall disease. Interview and article by Matthias Dell.

Our crowdfunding campaign is in its last days, please help us reach our goal and bring this important project to a wider audience, in its best possible form! At IndieGoGo.


Other recent interviews:

March 14th„Ich bin nur dem Nein begegnet“ at Deutschlandradio Kultur (Interview & podcast, in print & online, link to English version at the bottom of the article)

March 4th– “Glaubensbekenntnis Red Haircrow” at Süddeutsche Zeitung (Interview, in print & online)


Other important links for our documentary: