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"Despite All...?
Challenges...? Yes!
Obstacles...? No!
Accomplishments...? Yes!
Despite All...!"

XXXV. 2020 Black International Cinema Berlin
under the patronage of the German Commission for UNESCO

in association with
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin
and “Footprints in the Sand?” ExhibitionBerlin

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

Presentation via Television and Livestream
ALEX – Open Channel Berlin (alex-berlin.de/tv/livestream.html)
October 15-18, 9:00 – 1:00 pm
October 16-19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Special Festival Edition
THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin
Dezember 17, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Onward and Upward,

The film festival began as a result of the first historical Black Cultural Festival in Europe, produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre from March 3-23, 1986 in West Berlin, Germany.

The contributors were mostly Black artists, filmmakers and intellectuals from Africa and the African Diaspora presenting a spectrum of Black art, Black cinema, Black thinking and life, and through seminars discussing their various political, social and cultural experiences. The festival offered a musical homage based upon the life experience of one of the great tap dancers, Carnell Lyons.

Afterwards, the inspiring and exhausting journey led us to think and discuss what aspect of this experience could be continued?
So, with the support of the Arsenal Cinema, Erika Gregor and other persons, we decided to continue an aspect of the cultural festival, which developed into Black International Cinema Berlin.
The name was adopted from the parent undertaking and so, Black International Cinema Berlin, which was presented during the 3rd week of the Black Cultural Festival was initiated and continued until today, 2020.
We thankfully managed to continue our inspiration.

Onward and Upward,

Sometimes Sunshine is unexpected and heartily Welcomed…

After waiting through April and August possibilities for the film festival location, because of the “Worm”, neither location date promises arose!

Oh well, pandemics bring about various forms of disappointment, unfortunately.
Lo and behold, ALEX - Open Channel Berlin rose to the occasion and kindly invited the 35th Black International Cinema Berlin 2020 to present our international and intercultural filmmakers artistry through their television station and streaming possibility from October 15-19, 2020 evenings and mornings.

In addition, on December 17, 2020, in cooperation with ALEX - Open Channel Berlin, we will produce a special festival edition of our intercultural magazine THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin live in the ALEX Berlin studio.

The anniversary edition of our film festival occurs under the patronage of the German Commission for UNESCO. Films from Africa, the African Diaspora and contributions with intercultural and international topics will be presented. This year the films come from Ghana, Canada, Gambia, Germany, Togo, France, Italy, the USA, Portugal, Brazil, the Netherlands, Mozambique, Austria, Ethiopia and Bulgaria.

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre/Cultural Zephyr e.V., October 2020

"I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won´t if I don´t..." - Oscar Brown Jr.
"Mankind will either find a way or make one." - C.P. Snow
"Whatever you do..., be cool!" - Joseph Louis Turner
"Yes, I can...!" - Sammy Davis Jr.
"Yes, We can...!" - Barack Hussein Obama
"Yes, we can and Yes, we better...!" - Barack Hussein Obama and Donald Muldrow Griffith


Supporters and Associates

 Cultural Zephyr e.V. Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith Tulipphoto

African Women in Europe United Against Racism Open Signal - Portland Community Media Center 

 Chicago Native Advances Black Artistry in Berlin35. Black International Cinema Berlin 2020
35. Black International Cinema Berlin 2020Wave - International Youth Web Magazine

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