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Call For Participants: “Finale Scene” for @ForgetWinnetou #Documentary

Where: Northwest Berlin, Germany

When: 30 September 2017

What time: From 15:30 to appr. 17:00


Thank you for your interest in our upcoming documentary film, directed by me, and titled: Forget Winnetou! Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany.  We are fully in post-production and editing is progressing well. As planned, we are on schedule for an early December 2017 general release but…

On Saturday, 30 September, we will shoot a special scene in which those interested can be a part. It will be a crowd scene of participants walking and interacting on location.


In this scene:

  1. We illustrate that indigenous and Native people here in Germany or that wherever they are in the world, they may not and do not have to fit European expectations or created stereotypes.
  2. We illustrate Natives and non-Natives can and do live and work together, and it does not need and should not be a situation of imbalance, of power and control, especially considering colonial history and the continuing practices of native mascots, misrepresentation, cultural appropriation and so forth.

Our small but dedicated team will be on location at 14:30 and we will begin as soon as those who signed-up have gathered. In order to participate, due to EU law, we will need you to sign a short waiver that you agree for your image to be used in our film. Each participant or family group will receive either a film postcard or sticker in appreciation for their participation, as long as supplies last.

30 September is supposed to be a sunny and mild afternoon, but please take note weather conditions may change. It is directly next to a lake, so dress appropriately. We are not responsible for child or animal care for this event, so please be aware of the surroundings.

Please use the contact form below to sign-up. We will add your email address to our list, and provide everyone with more information about location, and directions for the scene.

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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.

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Aug 24- Q&A for Pop-up Cinema Screening “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” at Bi’bek in #Berlin

 

Aug.24-Red Haircrow, founder of FWRH and director of upcoming documentary, “Forget Winnetou: Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany“, will be part of a Pop-Up Cinema #10 Q&A with audiences, along with Jason Ryle from imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Event in association with Berlinale NATIVe and Humboldt Forum. Free admission to see this terrific drama-comedy “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” directed by Taika Waititi.

Synopsis: “The rebellious Ricky is growing up without parents and the child welfare agency places him in a foster home in a remote part of New Zealand with the pragmatic Auntie Bella and her grumpy husband Hec. Ricky feels at home there for the first time ever – but then Auntie Bella dies and Ricky is supposed to go and live with a new foster family. Instead he flees into the bush and has an incredible adventure with Hec, closely pursued by a police manhunt.”

In the third part of its programme, the Pop-Up Cinema is screening the 2016 film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, an adventure comedy by Maori director Taika Waititi (whose other film credits include What We Do in the Shadows).

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
D: Taika Waititi
New Zealand 2016, 101 min
English with German subtitles
Free admission

Deutsch

“Der rebellische Ricky wächst ohne Eltern auf wird und vom Sozialamt im „neuseeländischen Nirgendwo“ bei der pragmatischen Auntie Bella und deren griesgrämigen Ehemann Hec untergebracht. Hier fühlt sich Ricky erstmals in seinem Leben wie zuhause, doch dann stirbt Auntie Bella und Ricky soll einer neuen Pflegefamilie zugewiesen werden. Er flieht in den Busch, und gemeinsam mit Hec erlebt er ein unfassbares Abenteuer, während die Polizei mit einem Großaufgebot nach ihnen sucht.”

Das Pop-Up Cinema von Humboldt Forum und Berlinale NATIVe zeigt in seinem dritten Block die neuseeländische Abenteuer-Filmkomödie Hunt for the Wilderpeople des maorischen Regisseurs Taika Waititi (u.a. 5 Zimmer Küche Sarg) aus dem Jahr 2016.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
R: Taika Waititi
Neuseeland 2016, 101 Min
Englisch mit deutschen Untertiteln
Eintritt frei

New Trailer for #Documentary “Forget Winnetou! Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany” (2017)

The new trailer for “Forget Winnetou!” is here. German version will be available very soon also. This is the longer, explanatory trailer, but we will do a short teaser (50-59s), too. Thank you to all the participants and constructive feedback, and we look forward to sharing the finished documentary with everyone in December!

Intro: “What does a world look like that respects indigenous peoples, that’s working to end racism, colonialism and intersecting oppression on a global scale? A part of that is stopping stereotyping, and Native stereotypes are some of the most pervasive and recognized, but most don’t know their origins or the real harm they do.”

Coming December 2017, “Forget Winnetou! Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany”. Directed & Produced by Red Haircrow, Associate Producer Timo Kiesel. Learn more at https://forgetwinnetou.com/ and http://forgetwinnetou.de/.

**Video Editing:
Red Haircrow

**Video Footage:
Red Haircrow
Timo Kiesel
Mark Williams
Viveka Frost

**Still Photographs:
Jen Osborne
Bernd Sauer-Diete
Viveka Frost
Red Haircrow
Timo Kiesel

**Main Participants:
Kendall Old Elk and family
Stefka Ammon
Johnny Clyde
Johnnie Jae

Music:
“Deep Haze” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)-Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.