Finally we are also slowly but steady rousing from hibernation and, behold, a true highlight is just around the corner. On March, 19th, at 5 pm we are going to show the movie “Zero Deal” – the feature film debut of the author, actor and producer Ogugua Igwe. Every visitor can not only convince himself of the cinematic master piece, but also everyone has the opportunity to address his questions and ideas directly to the producer himself. Fortunately we were able to persuade Ogugua Igwe to join us at the screening on March 19th and he will be happy to answer all the questions.
More detailed information about the movie can be found as usual in the sub-menu Screenings. Apart from that everything is the same like last year, the screening will take place at the Kurbel at 5pm. Refugees pay as usual 50 Cents, residents from Karlsruhe 8,50€/6,50€
To get a brief insight into our work, some impressions from our EPIC FILM PICK event were added to our gallery. In advance of the event we invited in cooperation with COLA TAXI OKAY into their facility including the appeal for everyone to bring their favorite movies or some interesting recommendations. In doing so we wanted to receive a new impression in which environment movies are generally watched in the different home countries and secondly what movies are very famous there. So it was in the end a long series of trailers to rank and rate the various movies. We want to thank everyone, who came and joined us this evening and we hope to bring one or more of the movies on the screen at some point.
The new year 2017 is now almost two month old and at this point it’s most of the times worth to look back. The year 2016 was also the first 12 month of CINEMA WITHOUT BORDERS with lots of ups and some downs or better said some new, informative experiences.
At the beginning of the year everyone in our team was very suprised, but also pleased about the high attendance at our first events. This idea did obviously not only fascinate us, but as well several other like-minded people in Karlsruhe and the camps. Based on the throughout positive feedback we set the goal to expand our project or at least make it to an established monthly cultural event. To reach new potential visitors you have to break sometimes new ground. Therefore we tried in February with the movie “Caramel” to organize an evening only for women playing with the thought to create an environment for women in the camps, which will motivate them to join our events and equalize our heavily maled dominated visitor numbers. At this point we also want to apologize if there were some misunderstanding or even discontent about our decision.
During summer time we decided to bring our project and the European Football Champoinship together by presenting one match at the cinema instead of a movie. Even though some people still might have some troubles with every aspect of the game, football is an universal language connecting people with different minds or diversed origins, which could be also seen at our event. Moreover we had our first screening “on the road” at the Eckkulturdörfle showing some short movies at the evening outside in the open air. Thanks again for the invitation and the possibility to make our project better known.
Due to the transfer of a high number of residents into surrounding camps, the demand for living space in the camps declined, so that the situation in the camps in Karlsruhe was changing gradually noticeable by a reduced number of residents or even full closures of some camps. This changing situation was also detectable by the lower numbers of visitors at our events each month. But for us it’s definitely not a bad signal, on the contrary it’s an even higher motivation for us to adapt our project to the new conditions.
The autumn respectively the October was packed with the planning and organization for a very exciting event, in particular the Halloween Double-Feature. Thanks to the enormous aid and cooperation from Cola Taxi Okay we could set up an interesting evening in a vampire theme. Beginning with the astonishing Persian movie “A girl walks home alone”, the evening entered slowly but with very impressive black and white images the vampire world. Followed by the New Zealand vampire-comedy “What we do in the shadows” it reached its cinemastic climax. Surrounded by some nice music and amazing decoration we talked and danced together until the morning dawn before we all had to get back into the mortal world. The entire evening was a lot of fun for everyone in our team especially the unproblematic intercultural exchange late in the night.
The first year of Cinema without borders came to an end shortly before Christmas season with the German comedy “Soulkitchen” by Fatih Akin. We want to say thank you to everyone, who supported us in our first year in whatever manner as well as to everyone, who attended one of our evenings. Due to new granted support by the Monsignore-Ohlhäuser-Stiftung we will be able to provide this year an attractive, highly varied programm again. So just stay tuned and be surprised what you are going to experience with Cinema without borders this year!
First, we wish all of you a very happy new year 2017! May joy, hope and solidarity make this year a better one than the last.
Second, we have good news already: The Monsignore-Ohlhäuser Foundation grants us with support for one more year of monthly movie nights for refugees and locals! So, after a quiet holiday between the years, we now continue our work at Cinema without Borders and will soon let you know about our next movies coming up.
… we need your help! Support our work with a project-specific donation to Caritas/Diakonie:
Caritasverband Karlsruhe e.V., Stichwort „Kino ohne Grenzen“
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft Karlsruhe
IBAN: DE17 6602 0500 0001 7417 00
Why? Because Cinema without Borders brings (film) cultures and people from around the world together, shows movies in the cinema that usually don’t make it to the big screen in Germany and gives refugees the opportunity to watch movies in their own language while connecting to local people.
Well, it’s true. Unfortunately we have to face it again. This year is coming to an end though it feels like yesterday when we just cleaned up after the laste New Year’s Eve party or we finally managed to recover from this night. This year was also a very special one for “Cinema without borders”, that’s why we want to invite every regular guest, supporter, friend, like-minded people, fellow companion and everyone who is interested in movies to our final session on 15th December at 7pm at the Kurbel. We would be very happy seeing a lot of familiar faces of people who supported us during our exciting first year.
It will be shown Fatih Akin’s tribute to the city Hamburg – “Soul Kitchen” in German and with English subtitles. “Soul Kitchen” is telling the story of a greek chip shop in one of the hoods in Hamburg, which has to discover new ways to survive its financial critical situation to prevent being replaced by a modern real estate project. On top of this the owner named Zino has also to deal with his brother being recently released from prison. A story which sounds like one of the typical dramatic ones, however Fatih Akin managed by adding a mixture of local colour and simple humour to create a movie representing the awareness of life from different cultures.
Again the event informations: 15th December at 7pm, Kurbel at the Kaiserpassage
The October is slowly coming to an end, thus Halloween is getting nearer and nearer. This year we have put together a very thrilling Double Feature with a subsequent Party in cooperation with COLA TAXI OKAY.
It’s getting started on Monday, the 31th October, at 7pm presenting the vampire movie “A girl walks home alone at night” in Farsi (Persian) with German subtitles. This visual and musical stunning piece of work by Ana Lily Amirpour subsists on the two main characters – the totally chilled female vampire covered by a black chador and one male ordinary mortal, who is still fighting not to be affected by the criminal minds of his hometown Bad City. Absolutely worth seeing!
Following at 9.15pm the New Zealand movie “What we do in the shadows” is shown on the screen. This mockumentary describes in a very funny way the life of a Vampire flat-sharing community. The typical discussions in such a community about cleaning up or washing the dishes can be experienced from a totally different view.
At 10pm COLA TAXI OKAY is opening its doors in the Kulturkaiserpassage 11 room 6 for the final CATS OVER BATS Halloweenparty. The place is located near the movie theater Kurbel, only two minutes walking distance away. All the people, who can present an admission ticket for one of the above mentioned movies, will get one welcome drink for free. There will be some interesting Balkan Beats music and several different choices of beverages.
General information about the entrance fee:
10€/8€ for both movies incl. welcome drink
8,50€/6,50€ for one movie incl. welcome drink
Refugees pay 0,50€ for each movie
Our next movie on October 13, 7pm will be the Serbian comedy “Parada” about the first Gay Pride Parade in Belgrad. The story is told from the point of view of Limun, a first class macho and homophobe who needs to go a long way to understand and respect…this movie will be shown with German subtitles.