Guests


 

Feo Aladag

Conversation with audience:
Sunday, 21.11. 8.30pm Studio Museum

Feo Aladag was born in 1972 in Vienna, where she studied Media studies and Psychology whilst training as an actress. Besides her acting work, she also filmed spots against violence against women for Amnesty International. In 2006 she founded the Independent Artists Film Production with her husband Züli Aladag. Here she made her feature film debut DIE FREMDE, which confronts the issue 'honour killings' and with which she travels all over the world today. Her intention: She wants to initiate a dialogue to the controversally debated topic, that is also at the heart of TERRE DES FEMMES' agenda.
The film won many awards, such as at the Berlinale, in Creteil, Gent, at the Tribeca festival and the German Film Prize. The film is also nominated for the European Film Prize and will represent Germany in the race for the best foreign film at the Oscars 2011.
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Jasmila Zbanic

Conversations with the audience:
Friday, 19.11. 8.30pm, Studio Museum
Saturday, 20.11. 10.30 pm, Museum Kino 2
Honor Award Ceremony:
Saturday, 20.11. 8pm, Studio Museum

The Bosnian Jasmila Zbanic was born in Sarajevo in 1974 and is a graduate of the city's Academy of Dramatic Arts, Department of Theatre and Film Direction. From 1995, she spent two years working as a puppeteer at the 'Bread and Puppet Theatre' in the USA.
She founded the production company DEBLOKADA in 1997. Her first documentary films were followed by her feature film debut ESMA'S SECRET – GRBAVICA , which won a Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2006. Her current film NA PUTU portrays the Bosnian post-war society between strict Islamic tradition and a modern way of life. Jasmila Zbanic shows herself to make films that confront burning social issues and intervene in the real world, such as her campaign for the rights of female war victims in Bosnia. She often works with amateurs using unconventional methods.

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Johanna Richter

Conversation with audience:
Wednesday, 24.11. 6pm Studio, Museum

“Film is an opportunity to promote human rights, to reach people, who cannot read and write, in remote villages with little infrastructure.“ This is the attitude with which the director, born in 1983, Johanna Richter, who studied cultural studies with a focus on European-African relations, approaches her (film) projects. Important for her work is that she aims to make her audience re-think. Under these criteria her new film L'EXCISION was born as part of the 'cine debat' movement. 'Ciné débat' means portable cinemas, consisting of bed sheets, generators and projector, which can even reach the most isolated regions. The screening of films that take stance on critical issues such as FGM, forced marriage or AIDS and that afterwards offer room for discussion, shall encourage critical reflections about these issues.

Further information about ciné débats, Burkina Faso and Johanna Richter's projects can be found under:
www.cine-debat.org

 

Jackie Branfield

Conversation with the audience:
Sunday, 21.11. 6pm, Studio Museum
Tuesday, 23.11. 8:30pm Cinema Waldhorn Rottenburg
Thursday, 25.11. 8pm Uhr Koki Herrenberg
Thursday, 25.11. 4pm Townhall, finnissage of the exhibition
Honour Award Ceremony:
Saturday, 20.11. 8pm, Studio Museum

Jackie was born in Zimbabwe in 1952 and moved to South Africa as an adult. Here she worked for an AIDS campaign before founding “Operation Bobbi Bear“ in 1992 to help abused children, which had aroused her attention due to the high rate of HIV infections among them. The organisation has several projects: The 'tree clinic' where injured and abused children can be brought for immediate treatment and where women and men can meet to talk about life with the disease. There is, furthermore, the prevention programme “HIV/AIDS Toy Awareness“ for pre-school and older children. In addition to this, Jackie and her members of staff train child safety officers, to free the victims of abuse as quickly as possible from the abusers. Jackie will receive the honour award for Kim Longinotto on her behalf.
www.roughaunties.com

 

Lola Dueñas

Conversations with the audience:
Thursday, 18.11. 8pm, Studio Museum
Friday, 19.11. 8.30 pm, Kino Waldhorn in Rottenburg
Friday, 19.11. 10.30 pm, Studio Museum
Saturday, 20.11. 4pm, Museum Kino 2

Born in 1971 as the daughter of the first female Spanish theatre director and an actor, Lola Dueñas basically grew up with the theatre. Her studies at the Teatro de la Abandía in Madrid were followed by numerous theatre and film roles. Today she counts as one of the most important Spanish actresses. Her work was rewarded amongst others several times with the Goya, the Spanish Oscar, and she won at Cannes for her role in Pedro Almodovar's “Volver“. With him she made further films like “Habla con ella – Talk to her“ and “Los abrazos rotos – Broken Embraces“. For her role in “Me Too“ she won the prestigious San Sebastian award.
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Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Conversation with audience:
Saturday, 20.11. 8.30 pm, Studio Museum
Honour Prize Ceremony:

Saturday, 20.11. 8pm, Studio Museum

Mohsen Makhmalbaf was born in Tehran in 1957 into a poor family. As a 17 year old resistance fighter against the Shah regime, he was imprisoned for five years until his release in 1979. In this time he distanced himself from politics and as an autodidact focused on art and especially film. Mohsen Makhmalbaf is considered one of the founders of the New Iranian Cinema, who celebrated international success from the 90s onwards and founded an unconventional film school, at which he also taught his family. During his film career he created 18 feature films and 7 short films, which were shown in more than 40 countries and received several awards and recognitions. Such is the case with his film “Journey to Kandahar“, which received an award at Cannes and also marks the start of his vehement engagement for the people of Afghanistan. Today he acts internationally for the democratic opposition movement in Iran and lives in exile in Paris. For the film "The Day I Became a Woman" which will be presented by his wife Marziyeh Meshkini at the filmfestival, Mohsen Makhmalbaf wrote the script
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Marziyeh Meshkini

Conversation with audience:
Saturday, 20.11. 8.30 pm, Studio Museum
Honour Prize Ceremony:
Saturday, 20.11. 8pm, Studio Museum

Marziyeh Meshkini was born in 1969 in Tehran. She studied at her husband's Mohsen’s Makhmalbaf Film School whilst collecting her first experience in film direction and camera. Her first feature film THE DAY I BECAME A WOMAN, for which Mohsen wrote the screen play, was shot in 2000 in Iran. The film was shown at several festivals and was awarded a total of 13 prizes. For her second film STRAY DOGS in 2003 she once again worked with amateur actors and filmed on original locations. In that way she stands firmly in the tradition of the Makhmalbaf family, that again and again find inspiration in real life and portray authentic fates.
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Elke Jonigkeit

Conversation with audience:
Saturday, 20.11. 4pm, Studio Museum
Honour Prize Ceremony:
Saturday, 20.11. 8pm, Studio Museum

After studying Fine Art, Elke Jonigkeit first worked as an art teacher before founding Circe Film in 1979. Since then she works as a free-lance film director and artist. Her documentary films have won several awards at international festivals.
From 1986 onwards Elke Jonigkeit has been working in Pakistan and Afghanistan on an 'Afghanistan cycle' , which today consists of several TV documentaries, two documentary films as well as an exhibition on the subject of women in Afghanistan. Parallel to her work in film she started an aid project together with the protagonists of her Afghanistan films addressing literacy, vocational training and awareness-raising for women and children in need in Afghanistan. To do this she founded the organisation NAZO.
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Fatima Abdollahyan

Conversation with the audience:
Tuesday, 23.11. 6pm Studio Museum

Fatima Abdollahyan has studied Politics in Lyon and Munich and finished her M.A. in International Relations at Westminster University London in 2001. In the same year she started her studies at the HFF in Munich, specialising in documentary film and TV publication. She graduated in 2009 with her final piece, the documentary KICK IN IRAN, which celebrated its premiere at the renowned Sundance festival.

During her studies Fatima worked nationally and internationally for printed media and television, amongst others she spent six months in Tehran as a foreign correspondent for the German TV station ZDF. She currently works as the presenter of a weekly television programme for the station Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Further information under: www.kickiniran.com