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Film Première of Yagi’s Kaleidoscope #2, dir. Yergalem Taffere
August 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CEST
Photo credit: Mireia Guzmann
Yagi’s Kaleidoscope is a documentary film series about the realities of Black women and girls in Germany/Europe.
Central to Yergalem Taffere’s work is importance of making the narratives of Black women and girls more visible. Too often us Black women were and are seen, shown and exhibited from the perspective of the white male gaze. Fortunately, this image is deconstructed as we are increasingly telling our own stories with verve and intellect.
During the lifetime of May Ayim and Audre Lorde – and even before that – Black women in Germany were already narrating their own experiences. I would like to build on this in order to tell my own story through that of others. 10 – 30 minute filmic portraits give personal insights, always under the guidance of the protagonists.
Yagi’s Kaleidoscope #2 is a 45 minute documentary portrait about Freweyni Habtemariam, an activist and opposition member of a dictatorial regime in Eritrea. She has been politically active within the Eritrean Diaspora for 30 years in the fight for a democratic Eritrea.
The film discusses scenes of war crimes, trauma and suicide that can re-traumatize people. Viewer discretion advised.
Yagi’s Kaleidoscope#2 is a film by filmmaker and artist Yergalem Taffere.
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A and discussion by Yergalem Taffere and Freweyni Habtemariam.
Due to space restrictions, this event is limited to 8 people. BIPoC women and non-binary folk to the front. 🙂
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