Was anderes machen (The Home and the Movie): Haile Gerima: Ashes and Embers

silent green presents

With the festival Was anderes machen (The Home and the Movie), silent green takes the archive of Das kleine Fernsehspiel as the starting point for a historical retrospective, a description of the state and the question of the future of auteur film with events, an exhibition and a symposium. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the ZDF editorial office and the Arsenal Archive, television and film heritage will be commemorated together for the first time.

Ashes and Embers, Haile Gerima, USA 1982, 129’
In Ashes and Embers the alienated African-American Vietnam War vet Ned Charles moves through a constantly changing scenery. He is confronted with people like his politically active girlfriend Liya Jane, his rural grandmother, his mentor and older friend Jim and his ambitious actor friend Randolph.
The episodic story of one man's transformation, told with extraordinary imagination, is at the same time the story of the continuity and vitality of an entire people, a people who have repeatedly experienced in their history how hopes and abilities arise anew from the ashes of destruction and seemingly hopeless oppression.

Introduction: Greg De Cuir Jr

Filmscreening and discussion
Monday, July 24
Start: 7:30 pm
Kino Arsenal


Was anderes machen (The Home and the Movie) is a project of silent green Film Feld Forschung gGmbH in cooperation with Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art and Film Studies/Media Dramaturgy at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. With the kind support of the ZDF editorial department Das kleine Fernsehspiel. Supported by Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.