curated and introduced by Alex Mello

With the film UM FILME DE DANÇA (A Film about Dance)

Documentary, 90 min
Original language with English subtitles
Direction: Carmen Luz
With: Edileusa Santos, Evandro Passos, Natan Rodrigues, Luciane Ramos, João Carlos Ramos, Augusto Omulu, André Bern, Rubens Barbot, Junia Bortolino, Elisio Pitta, Clyde Morgan and many other performers.

An insight into the art of black Afro-Brasilian dancers and choreographers given their experiences of living in Brasil.
"The Black people? Where are the Black people? - That is the question that Brazilians must ask each other." Jean-Paul Sartre's question and Nelson Rodrigues' statement in the 60s of the last century still resonate. Their echo led gave the impetus to make Um Filme De Dança. The film has gathered some of the most important representatives of black Brazilian dance and represents a unique document on the history of Afro-Brazilian dance. It is a tribute to the history of the black body that, freed from European models, is the author and master of its own dance.

Fri 27 10 | 7pm
ADKDW Studio, Herwarthsstraße 3, 50672 Cologne
Free entry

The film is being shown in the series INSIGHTS

More than half of the roughly 200 million Brazilians have African ancestors. Thanks to a quota system at universities and government funding in favor of Black people, a remarkably creative and innovative black film and art scene has emerged in Brazil since the turn of the millennium.
The idea of the film screening "Insights" was initiated under the idea of underlining the plurality of Brazilian black cinema and to make it visible. Based on the diversity of bodies, narratives and aesthetics, the films speak on touching and complex themes such as loneliness, affection, survival and resistance in the tension between memory and ancestrality. The program shows current and innovative films by black directors from Brazil.

In cooperation with the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and the The Centre for International Cultural Education of the Goethe-Institut Bonn.
Supported by the Kunststiftung NRW.