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We Won the Audience Award for Refugees Welcome #FilmFestival 2018!

The documentary film directed by Red Haircrow, on the effects of Native American cultural appropriation and exploitation in Germany, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” was recently honored in November 2018.

A sincere thanks to all who voted & organizers of Refugees Welcome FILM FEST who made this event and award possible under challenging circumstances. Please remember to support and contribute to such projects and endeavors whenever you can. http://www.refugeesfilmfest.com/winners.html

 

Photo by Refugees Welcome Film Festival

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Call For Submissions – Native/Indigenous Film & Multimedia Screening Opportunity

In cooperation with Xart Splitta, we want to help showcase Native/indigenous films in Berlin, Germany through Fall/Winter 2018.

Main Themes for films or other multimedia projects by and about:

  • Native/indigenous women
  • GLBTIQ communities or two-spirit persons
  • contemporary themes and indigenous futurisms
  • decolonization of cuisine, culture, languages and traditions or environmental practices.

 

Discussion panels, workshops and lectures are planned. Filmmakers and artists don’t have to be on location in Berlin but would be very welcome. We can also arrange discussions via video chat. We are open to themes and compositions to accompany your films.

The purpose is for Natives to present and represent themselves and help educate on and lessen Native stereotypes and stereotyping through sharing their stories and experiences on their own terms.

The schedule is now being planned and will be finalized by August. The number of screenings and events will be based on the number of submissions.

Please contact us through our website form, including descriptions and links to your work, your availability and a short bio/profile. Also, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

 

About Us

Xart Splitta is a registered association for the empowerment and support of human rights, women’s issues, GLBTIQ and racial and ethnic equality, among others. https://www.xartsplitta.net/en/people-at-xart-splitta/

 

 

Red Haircrow is a writer, educator, filmmaker and chef of Native (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee) and African American heritage currently based in Berlin, who holds a BSc in Psychology, counsels selectively and is a Master’s student at MSU Bozeman, NAS. https://redhaircrow.com/  and Flying With Red Haircrow Productions.

 

 

 

 

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#Documentary Screening on February 11th at Historic Delphi Theater in Berlin!

On 11 February 2018, the documentary Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way (formerly Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany) makes its screening debut at the historic Delphi Theater in Berlin. Advanced tickets are now available through the Delphi’s website, and we would love to see you there! Deutsch version is below, and you can read more about film details at its IMDb page.

PROGRAM

16:00-16:20 Introduction to panelists and a Q& A
16:20-16:30 A short Documentary “Reclamation”
16:30-17:45 Forget Winnetou!

“What does a world look like that respects indigenous peoples, that’s working to end racism and colonialism on a global scale?” A part of that is stopping stereotyping, and Native stereotypes are some of the most pervasive and recognized, but most don’t know their origins or the real harm they do.

“Winnetou”, the still popular American Indian character created by German author Karl May in the 19th century is a symbol of Native stereotypes, of lingering racism & colonialism: the self-bestowed privilege of taking and using whatever you want, even living peoples, for self-gratification. Intentional or not, these attitudes and behaviors continue the cycle of genocide, and can be harmful to everyone, no matter their ethnicity.

Most films on similar topics concentrate only on Native experiences in North America, but through discussions with Natives living in or having visited Germany, the correction of Eurocentricized history & insight on German society, we’ll present why these stereotypes and practices must end: in Germany and worldwide. While some may minimize the effect or harm of stereotypes, they are evidence of much deeper societal issues of injustice, inequality and inequity many countries now face.

Germany is a microcosm of struggles taking place across the world both against and for decolonization, for correcting white privilege and supremacy that’s divided and helped destroy our world. Stereotypes were created to keep themselves in power…and others under their control.

The documentary will utilize live-action scenes, interviews and animated sequences illustrating the theme, and provide an unforgettable, educational experience. Native speaking for themselves, representing themselves, and showing the world their variety, complexity and indomitable spirit.

Deutsch

“Wie könnte eine Welt aussehen, die indigene Völker respektiert, die daran arbeitet, Rassismus in einem globalen Rahmen zu ende? Es müsste damit beginnen, die stereotype Wahrnehmung indigener Völker zu beenden; diese ist weit verbreitet und anerkannt, wie kaum eine andere, aber die meisten Menschen kennen weder deren Ursprünge, noch den tatsächlichen Schaden, der durch sie angerichtet wird.”

Karl Mays beliebter Pseudo-Indianer hat die tatsächliche indigene Bevölkerung jahrzehntelang falsch dargestellt und damit einer weit verbreiteten Aneignung und Ausbeutung indigener Kulturen den Weg bereitet. Menschen indigener Herkunft sind willkommen, jedoch eigentlich nur, wenn sie die Klischees erfüllen.

Auch in Nordamerika sind sich viele Menschen indigener Herkunft nicht bewusst, dass die Stilisierung als Maskottchen in Deutschland lediglich die Kehrseite tiefgreifender Probleme ist, die sich als systematischer Rassismus, Polizeigewalt und Ungerechtigkeit gegenüber Minderheiten darstellen, selbst wenn indigene Bilder, Kulturen und sogar Knochen den Europäern als Genugtuung dienen.

Deutschland repräsentiert als Mikrokosmos all die Kämpfe die weltweit sowohl gegen die Dekolonisierung als auch zu ihren Gunsten stattfinden, zu Gunsten einer Abschaffung der Privilegien und der Vormachtstellung der Weißen, die unsere Welt in Lager gespalten und dabei geholfen hat, sie zu zerstören. Stereotype wurden erfunden um den Weißen die Erhalt ihrer Macht zu sichern….und andere unter Kontrolle zu halten.
Es befindet sich derzeit in der Postproduktion und wird Live-Action-Szenen, Interviews und Newsclips mit kurzen animierten Sequenzen kombinieren.

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I’ll be at Berlinale 2015: “Kuma Hina: A Place In the Middle”

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Photos were taken by me at the premiere of “Lone Ranger” here in Berlin, 2013. For more information, please read my article at Indian Country Today Media Network.

2015 is the 65th year this film festival will take Germany’s capital city by storm. I’ll be covering the premiere of “Kuma Hina: A Place in the Middle”, the documentary by Emmy award-winning producer/directors Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson at BERLINALE, and interviewing Mr. Wilson during the week of 5-15 February 2015. To read more about the documentary, and the transgender leader, educator and political activist featured please visit http://kumuhina.tumblr.com/.

About the documentary: “IN A WORLD THAT PUNISHES GENDER NONCONFORMITY, IMAGINE A PLACE WHERE A LITTLE BOY CAN GROW UP TO BE THE WOMAN OF HIS DREAMS, AND A YOUNG GIRL CAN RISE TO BECOME A LEADER AMONG MEN. WELCOME TO KUMU HINA’S HAWAI’I, WHERE THERE’S A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE FOR ALL.”

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“Romance & Firework” at Badenscher Hof, Saturday, 25 January at 21Uhr

2Saturday evening, 25 January 2014, the 105 Lenz-Kubach-Johnson Jazz Trio will be performing at the well-known location for jazz performances, Badenscher Hof, a musik café and restaurant located in the Wilmersdorf district of Berlin.

. Badensche Straße 29 / Ecke Berliner Straße
. 10715 Berlin Wilmersdorf
. 030-861 00 80 Reservierung (bitte nur telefonisch) empfohlen!
. info@badenscher-hof.de

baden105 Lenz Kubach Johnson: Uli Lenz – piano, Kubi Kubach – doublebass, Zam Johnson – drums. Since 2007 the trio is playing around the world.

Deutsch: Seit 2007 ist das Trio. “105 Lenz Kubach Johnson” ein ein-geschworenes Team und der Erfolg gibt den drei Musikern Recht: In der Presse heißt es: “Die drei bilden ein Trio, das nicht nur aufeinander eingespielt ist und sich blind ver-steht, sondern auch noch unbändigen Spaß an der Musik hat” oder “Den drei Musikern gelang es mit ihren harmo-niegebundenen, stark rhythmischen und abwechslungs-reichen Stücken des Modern Jazz, das Publikum vom ersten bis zum letzten Augenblick zu begeistern.” Und eine weitere Zeitung spricht gar von einem Vulkanausbruch: “Ein explosives Gemisch aus Romanze und Feuerwerk, Ray Nobles “Cherokee” wird mit rasantem Tempo zu einer Art musikalischem Vulkanausbruch …” http://www.badenscher-hof.de/programm.html

For reviews of past performances:
http://redhaircrow.com/2013/03/03/enzkubachjohnson/
http://redhaircrow.com/2012/10/26/jazz-trio-20-oct/
http://redhaircrow.com/2013/04/13/when-they-make-you-feel-it-the-105-lenz-kubach-johnson-jazz-trio-12-april-2013-at-wabe/
http://redhaircrow.com/2013/10/04/the-three-with-no-fear-the-105-lenz-kubach-johnson-jazz-trio/

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