curated and presented by Alex Mello

An insight into the diverse history(s) and lived realities of Black queer people. Brazil is one of the countries where Black and LGBTQIA+ people are most often killed. Racism and homophobia are rooted in the social structure, affecting interpersonal relationships.

With the film THE UNINHABITABLE ONES (Inabitáveis) (OmU)
Director: Anderson Bardot
Duration: 25 min

A Brazilian contemporary dance company is about to premiere its latest piece, The Uninhabitable Ones (Inabitáveis), which has black homosexuality as its theme. Parallel to rehearsals, the choreographer builds a friendship with Pedro, a black boy who does not identify as a boy. A poetic wildness of transgressive queers, of impressionistic colors, of bodies celebrating their black and Latino existences.

Director: Alex Mello
Duration: 25 min
German with Portuguese subtitles

"Outside the Aquarium" tells the story of Jonas, an Afro-Brazilian painter living in Germany as a gay black artist and his experiences as an immigrant and part of the LGBTQIAP+ community. In his paintings, Jonas depicts his fears, frustrations, but also his dreams for the future.

Film screening: Fri 10 11 | 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.