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Black International Cinema

Interdisciplinary, Intercultural
Film/Video, Dance, Theatre, Music & Seminar Presentations

Germany & U.S.A. 1999

30. April - 8. Mai

in association with

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

and in cooperation with the

Hochschule der Künste Berlin

produced and directed by

Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre
THE COLLEGIUM- Forum & Television Program Berlin/Munich
und Cultural Zephyr e.V.

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XIV. Black International Cinema Berlin,
Interdisciplinary, Intercultural
Film/Video, Dance, Theatre, Music & Seminar
Germany & U.S.A.
30. April - 8. May

Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre/ Cultural Zephyr e.V./
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin/Munich
in association with
The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
and in cooperation with the
Hochschule der Künste

From April 30 - May 8, 1999, the XIV. Black International Cinema Berlin (BIC B) will occur in association with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and in cooperation with the Hochschule der Künste Berlin.

The philosophical basis for the interdisciplinary and intercultural film-video, dance, theatre, seminar presentation is an excerpt from the premise of the Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre/Black International Cinema Berlin, Interdisciplinary, Intercultural Film/Video, Dance, Theater, Music & Seminar Presentations, Germany & U.S.A. 1999/THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin/Munich and Cultural Zephyr e.V., undertakings.

...are an international, inter-cultural community of persons engaged in achieving increasing understanding and cooperation between individuals and groups in support of democratic procedures and the elimination of violence, anti-semitism, homophobia and racial hatred through the process of art, education, culture and dialogue.

...sind eine internationale, interkulturelle Gemeinschaft von Personen mit dem Engagement fuer ein besseres Verstaendnis und wachsende Kooperation zwischen Individuen und Gruppen, mit Unterstuetzung des demokratischen Prozesses und der Beseitigung von Gewalt, Antisemitismus, Homosexuellen-Feindlichkeit und Rassenhass durch die Mittel der Kunst, der Bildung, der Kultur und des Dialogs.

...sont une communauté internationale et interculturelle de personnes qui s'engagent pour une meilleure compréhension, pour une coopération croissante entre les individus et les groupes, dans le but d'affirmer les aspirations démocratiques et de contribuer ainsi à éliminer la violence, l'antisémitisme, la discrimination des homosexuels et le racisme par le véhicule de l'art, de l'éducation, de la culture et du dialogue.

...kültürler ve uluslar arasi bir topluluk olarak, bireyler ve gruplar arasinda daha iyi bir anlayis ve is birlikteligi için angaje olmaktayiz, bununla demokratik bir sürecin destegiyle sanat, egitim, kültür ve dialog araciligi ile siddet, antisemitizm, homoseksüel düsmanligi ve irklar arasi kin ve nefret duzgusuna bir çözüm getirmek istiyoruz.

...é uma comunidade international e intercultural de pessoas empenhádas em melhorar a compreensão e aumentar a cooperação entre indivíduos e grupos, apoiando o processo democrãtico e a eliminação da violência, anti-semitismo, discriminação homossexual e racismo, a trave's da arte, educação, cultura e diálogo.

...sono una communità internazionale e interculturale di persone impegnate per una migliore comprensione e cooperazione tra gl'individui e i gruppi, con la meta di dare un impulso al processo democratico, eliminando cosi la violenza, l'antisemitismo, il rassismo e la discriminazione degli omosessuali - per questa realisazione ci sono gl'instrumenti dell'arte dell'educazione, della cultura e dello dialogo.

...son una comunidad internacional e intercultural de personas empenadas para una mejor comprensión y cooperación entre los individuos y grupos, con la meta de dar fuerza al impulso democrático y asi de eliminar también la violencia como el antisemitismo, el racismo y la discriminación de los homosexuales. Por eso se usan los medios del arte, de la educación, de la cultura y del diálogo.

We are cordially inviting all students and faculty, to submit proposals for plays, dramatic readings, poetry readings/slams, musicals, dance and seminar presentations, multimedia/computer presentations utilizing the above listed perspective, as a guideline for deciding what any individual or group, may present during the 9 day Black International Cinema Festival 30. April - 8. May 1999.

Please submit a brief (3-4 paragraphs) description of your seminar or performance presentation, with technical requirements (we'll do our best) and number of participants to Angela Kramer, XIV. BIC festival production co- ordinator; Hatay Yatkin, XIV. BIC festival assistant co-ordinator Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Please include your name, organization, contact telephone number, address, fax or e-mail address.

The festival is open to ALL participants and the intention is to be as inclusive of individuals, groups and perspectives as possible.
Scheduling of events will be arranged through the XIV. BIC/Humboldt Universität zu Berlin commitee.
All entries will be responded to by Mid-February 1999.

The submission deadline is
January 31, 1999.

For further submission information, please contact
Angela Kramer, XIV. BIC 1999 production co-ordinator (mobile: 0049(0)176 - 99368582);
Hatay Yatkin; XIV. BIC 1999 assistant co-ordinator Humboldt Universität zu Berlin;
Marion Kramer, XIV. BIC 1999 public relations co-ordinator (tel.: 0049(0)30/7546 09 46)
We may also be contacted at:

Seminar für Theaterwissenschaften/Kulturelle Kommunikation
Sophien Str. 22a. Room 3.2
Angela Kramer, fridays, 5;30 - 7:30 p.m.
Marion Kramer, wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hatay Yatkin, wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tel.: 030/30882-227

We look forward to a cooperative festival which utilizes and encompasses the talents,
knowledge and energies of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin student body, faculty
and our participants from Berlin and elsewhere in the world.
Thank you for your interest and participation.

XIV. Black International Cinema Berlin committee
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith - Berlin/U.S.A.
Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith - Berlin/U.S.A.
Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith II - Berlin/U.S.A.
Khadija Tarjan McKinney Griffith - Berlin/U.S.A.

Angela Kramer - Berlin/U.S.A.

Hatay Yatkin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin - Berlin/Turkey

Anthony J. Phillips - Berlin/U.S.A.

Marion Kramer - Berlin/U.S.A.

Anthony J. Phillips - Berlin/U.S.A.
Victoria Hale - U.S.A.

Dr. Themba Kadalie - Berlin/Rep. of South Africa

Charles Achaye-Odong - Berlin/Uganda
Michael Söchtig - Berlin
Juanita M. Nunez - U.S.A.
Margit Abou-Dakn - Berlin
Andrew Salgado - U.S.A.
Dr. Themba Kadalie - Berlin/Rep. of South Africa
Hans Pfleiderer - Berlin/U.S.A.
Prof. Wolfgang Mühl-Benninghaus, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Flora Veit-Wild, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Joachim Fiebach, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Fountainhead Tanz Theatre/XIV. BIC 1999: Tel. 030/470 608 63 - 754 609 46
Fax 030/470 608 63
Humboldt Universität: Tel. 030/30882 229
Fax 030/30882 231

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Interdisciplinary, Intercultural
Film/Video, Dance, Theatre, Music, Seminar
and Gallery Presentations

Germany & U.S.A. 2000


is a yearly interdisciplinary festival produced by Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre/Cultural Zephyr e.V.
and THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin, screening cinema from the African diaspora and other films from varied intercultural backgrounds or perspectives.
The festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic, cultural or political nature
coinciding with the general educational, social, artistic and economic interest of people from Africa,
the African Diaspora and people with an interest in intercultural communication
and the interfacing and sharing of educational, social, artistic and economic resources.

ALL filmmakers.

1. The presentaion of film, seminars, exhibitions and performances by
multi-national, -cultural, -racial and -ethnic groups of artists, filmmakers and intellectuals.
2. The dissemination of information on a variety of issues of concern to people of the
African Diaspora and people from other racial and ethnic backgrounds with convergent perspectives and interests.
3. The encouragement of tolerance and respect for a multi-faceted society
through direct and indirect contact thereby supporting the heightened awareness
necessary for living in a multi-racial, -ethnic World, Country, Town, Community.
4. To develop and promote the sharing of cultural, intellectual, economic and technological resources, that may be increasingly utilized to lessen the dependent state of many of the world´s people.
5. The annual publishing of the Black International Cinema Berlin, Germany & U.S.A. Anthology

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