Initiated by bi’bak and international partners, Cinema of Commoning is a project which brings together a network of alternative cinema initiatives from around the world to share knowledge and ideas.
A weekend of workshops led by invited experts exploring transnational archiving and creative practice.
Panel discussion with Daniella Shreir, Ivan Velisavljević and Mohanad Yaqubi. Moderation: Tobias Hering.
Panel discussion with Imruh Bakari, Lyse Ishimwe Nsengiyumva and Sarnt Utamachote. Moderation: Can Sungu.
Panel discussion with Yuki Aditya, Luthfan Nur Rochman, Christine Kopf , Malve Lippmann, Sarnt Utamachote. Moderation: Alejandro Bachmann.
Panel discussion with Thanaphon Accawatanyu, Jowe Harfouche, Alain Kasanda, Mirian Vanda, Fradique. Moderation: Sarnt Utamachote.
A walking tour of alternative film spaces in Berlin, part of the Cinema of Commoning Symposium 2022.
Panel discussion with Marta Baradić, Dominga Sotomayor, Monica Sebestyen, Buse Yıldırım. Moderation: Malve Lippmann.
Panel discussion with Anouk De Clercq, Héléna Delamarre, Alice De Fornel, Julius Hackspiel, Louise Malherbe, Khalid Al Sabi. Moderation: Jochen Becker.
Opening keynote from author and architect Gabu Heindl.
Prelude speech by Malve Lippman and Can Sungu, SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA.
Interview with Malve Lippmann and Can Sungu, SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA.
Interview with Dominga Sotomayer and Ignacio Ocampo, CCC.
Every Saturday morning, throughout the final years of Chile’s dictatorship, one hundred children of the Hermida settlement, a poor and oppressed neighbourhood in Santiago, get together in a chapel to watch films.
By Antonia Girardi
A World Not Ours (2012) begins with a high angle shot looking down on Ain Al-Hilweh, the largest Palestinian camp in Lebanon 3 km southeast of Sidon, from a nearby peak. It shows the young director accompanied by his father, who explains to him in a tour guide style the geography of the place he had managed to escape many years before.
By Husam Hilali
Eva Knopf’s 45-minute documentary Majub’s Journey (2013) tells the incredible story of Majub bin Adam Mohamed Hussein, or Mohamed Husen, as he later came to call himself. Majub was born in German East Africa in the early 20th century, and died in Sachsenhausen concentration camp at the age of forty.
By Berke Göl
Interview with Butheina Kazim, Cinema Akil.
Cinema in Turkey was at its prime in the 1960s and 70s. In 1972, as many as 350 films were produced. During this period, the country’s film industry, known as “Yeşilçam” was notorious for its remakes, remixes, and rip-offs.
After his return from the war, Kenzo Okuzaki chose to oppose Emperor Hirohito, the man he believed was responsible for war and loss. After firing his slingshot at the Emperor, Kenzo served thirteen years in prison for manslaughter. Upon his release however, he remained obsessed with the idea of resisting the Emperor.
By Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa
Interview with Thanaphon Accawatanyu, Documentary Club.
In Beyond My Steps (2019), directed by Kamy Lara, five Angolan dancers explore the concepts of tradition, culture, memory and identity. Throughout the film, they incessantly question the transformation and deconstruction of these themes in their own lives. The film follows the creation of the 2017 show (De)Construction, choreographed by Mónica Anapaz from the Contemporary Dance Company of Angola.
by Vanessa Sanches
Interview with Mirian Vanda, Cine Geração.
Interview with S. Buse Yildirim, Kundura Cinema.
Alexandru Belc’s observational documentary Cinema, Mon Amour invites us to follow the daily life of Victor Purice, the administrator of Cinema Dacia Panoramic from Piatra-Neamț, one of the few old cinemas still standing in Romania. While the film serves as an indirect portrait of the current state of Romanian cinemas, on a deeper level it is also a subtle reflection of Romania itself.
by Oana Tarce
Interview with Monica Sebestyen, Cinema ARTA.
Since the collective was founded in 2003, archiving and preservation has served as one of the main foundations of Forum Lenteng. By copying and screening materials related to the history of Indonesian cinema, Forum Lenteng has served as a distributor of archive film, helping this work reach other collectives and anyone who is enthusiastic about the history of cinema in this country.
by Hafiz Rancajale
Interview with Yuki Aditya, Forum Lenteng.