10.12.2020 Worldwide Screening: I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck

The international literature festival berlin (ilb) calls on cinemas, schools, universities, television stations, the media, cultural institutions and individuals for a worldwide screening of I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck on 10 December 2020, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the United Nations in 1948. The film illuminates the continuity of racism and documents the resistance against it, which is also articulated in art. The worldwide screening of Raoul Peck's film is also intended to emphasize our responsibility to process the history of colonization and racism in detail. 400 years after the first slaves were brought ashore in chains in Jamestown, Virginia, the equal treatment of whites and People of Color is by no means established. Over nearly four centuries, an estimated 10-12 million enslaved Africans were transported to the Americas, mainly by European traders. More than 250 years after the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, the equal treatment of whites and People of Color is by no means established – neither in the Americas nor in Europe nor in other regions on the globe.

 

CALL

The international literature festival berlin (ilb) calls on cinemas, schools, universities, television stations, the media, cultural institutions and individuals for a worldwide screening of I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck on 10 December 2020, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the United Nations in 1948. The film illuminates the continuity of racism and documents the resistance against it, which is also articulated in art. The worldwide screening of Raoul Peck's film is also intended to emphasize our responsibility to process the history of colonization and racism in detail. 400 years after the first slaves were brought ashore in chains in Jamestown, Virginia, the equal treatment of whites and People of Color is by no means established. Over nearly four centuries, an estimated 10-12 million enslaved Africans were transported to the Americas, mainly by European traders. More than 250 years after the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, the equal treatment of whites and People of Color is by no means established – neither in the Americas nor in Europe nor in other regions on the globe.

I Am Not Your Negro: This is an award-winning 95-minute documentary film from 2016, which was shot on the basis of the unfinished novel manuscript "Remember This House" by James Baldwin (1924 - 1987). In the film, Peck attempts to capture the racism of US society in a chronological panorama from 1890 to 2014 by means of cinematic collage and the life story of three friends of Baldwin from the civil rights movement who were murdered in the 1960s: human rights lawyer Medgar Evers (+1963), Black Muslim Malcolm X (+1965) and Baptist pastor and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

James Baldwin (*1924 in Harlem, New York City - 1987+ Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France) was one of the most important writers of the 20th century. Books like "The Fire Next Time" (1962) deal with racism and sexuality. Raoul Peck (*1953 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a filmmaker and screenwriter who became internationally known through the documentary (1990) "Lumumba: La mort du Prophète" (1992) and the feature film "Lumumba" (2001), among others. 

With the Worldwide Screening, the ilb ties in with the series of Worldwide Readings that it has held since 2006 on various topics, primarily related to human rights, and with the first Worldwide Screening on 27 January 2020, which launched the presentation of "Shoah" by Claude Lanzmann in over 20 countries.

We call for participation in the worldwide screening of I Am Not Your Negro. This can be done privately in a small circle, in a school, in a cinema or by a TV station. We hope that cinemas worldwide will have recovered from the current situation due to COVID-19 by December and can participate in the call.

The film I Am Not Your Negro is available in spoken language in English, French and German and with subtitles in English, Spanish, French and German also as DVD or BluRay in bookstores. The screening rights must be clarified individually with the distributor – we will be happy to provide information about the distributors.

Institutions and persons who would like to participate with a screening on December 10, 2020 are asked to send us the following information by November 12, 2020: organizers, venue, time, participating actors, language of the event, link to  our website if applicable. The e-mail address is: . The ilb will announce the events on the website www.literaturfestival.com and in social media.

SIGNATORIES

Algeria Habib Tengour I Mohamed Magani Argentina Eduardo Sguiglia I Patricio Pron Australia Christine McKenzie I Gail Jones I John Mateer I Mark Isaacs Bahrain Fareed Ramadan Belgium Philippe de Pierpont Bolivia Biyú Suárez de Jaldín Brazil Angélica Freitas I Djamila Ribeiro I Márcia Tiburi I Pieta Poeta I Rafael Cardoso Canada Brian Brett I John Ralston Saul I Michael Ondaatje Chile Ariel Dorfman I Carmen Berenguer I Jorge Ragal China Xiaolu Guo France Leonardo Tonus I Shumona Sinha I Yahia Belaskri Germany Alban Nikolai Herbst I Anja Tuckermann I Caroline Rosales I Knut Boeser I Lukas Jüliger I Matteo Pasquinelli I Matthias Penzel I Maxi Obexer I Mina Braun I Nora Bossong I Regula Venske I Reinhard Kleist I Stefan Weidner Ghana Frankie Asare-Donkoh Greece Yiorgos Chouliaras Guatemala Rodrigo Rey-Rosa India Damodar Mauzo I Irfan Habib Iran Lila Azam Zanganeh I Negin Ehtesbian Italy Antonio Della Rocca I Ilaria Gaspari Japan Tajima Shinji Kenia Mukoma Wa Ngugi Morocco Abdelmajid Benjelloun Mozambique Tânia Tomé Myanmar Ma Thida I Ko Ko Thett Norway Linde Hagerup I Sissel Horndal I Tom Egeland Pakistan HM Naqvi Philippines Grace Monte de Ramos Poland Jacek Dehnel Portugal Ana Luísa Amaral I Catarina Sobral I Paulo Teixeira Romania Magda Carneci Russia Alissa Arkadjewna Ganijewa I Viacheslav Kuprianov Slovenia Stanka Hrastelj South Africa Hennie van Vuuren South Korea Moon Chung-hee Spain Anna Aguilar-Amat Sweden Ghayath Almadhoun Switzerland Peter Stamm I Raphael Urweider I Urs Jaeggi The Netherlands Anneke Brassinga I Enne Koens I Quito Nicolaas I Thé Tjong-Khing Turkey Ece Temelkuran I Hatice Akyün I Rezan Aksoy I Tarik Günersel UK Alex Wheatle I Dan Hicks I Mbali Matandela I Murat Suner I Selma Dabbagh I Soma Gosh USA Abraham Zere I Alexandra Kleeman I Dipesh Chakrabarty I Forrest Gander I JoeAnn Hart I Maaza Mengiste I Patrick Lichty I Tope Folarin I Viken Berberian Venezuela Alberto Barrera Tyszka Vietnam Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai Wales Iain Finlayson I Owen Sheers

 

PARTICIPANTS

Argentina

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Santiago de Chile in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Chile and Museo de Derechos Humanos y Memoria in Santiago de Chile

Online, Discount Code: DERECHOSHUMANOS

Time: anytime on December 10th and 11th, 2020

Language: English with Spanish subtitles

 

Belarus

WATCH DOCS Belarus Human Rights Film Festival in association with Belarusian PEN and Amerykanka Book Series

Event location: Korpus Culture Center (Mašerava 9/8, Minsk, Belarus)

Time: 7 pm FET

Language: English with Belarusian subtitles (translation by Paval Kasciukievič)

Participants: The discussion will be held after the screening with participation of Belarusian and (distantly) American speakers

 

Belgium

ESA Académie des Beaux-Arts de Tournai

Event location: Rue de l'Hôpital Notre Dame 14, 7500 Tournai, Belgium

Time: during classes all the week of 10/12

Language: French

Participants: ca. 190 students

Website

>This is an educational event and is non-public.<

 

ESA Institut Saint-Luc de Bruxelles

Event location: Place Louis Morichar 30, 1060 Saint-Gilles, Belgium

Time: during classes all the week of 10/12

Language: French

Participants: ca. 190 students

Website

>This is an educational event and is non-public.<

 

Bolivia

PEN SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA & Sociedad Cruceña de Escritores "Germán Coímbra" BOLIVIA

Online and public Q&A via Facebook

Time: 8 pm BOT

Language: English with Spanish subtitles

Program:

  • Greetings from the president of PENSCZ Sarita Mansilla
  • Presentation and welcome message of Ulrich Schreiber as director of international literature festival berlin
  • Introduction to the film "I’m not your Negro"
  • Film screening
  • Forum debate run by: Napoleón Ardaya, Ciro Añez, Biyú Suárez and Sarita Mansilla
  • Questions and answers from people who participate through the PENSCZ Fanpage.
  • Closing

 

Brazil

Goethe-Institut São Paulo in cooperation at Sesc Digital

Online discussion and screening

Time: 4 pm BRT (discussion), 5 pm BRT (screening)

Language: Portuguese

Participants: Before the film there will be a talk about the film with Fernanda Lomba and Lorenna Rocha

Lorenna Rocha is a graduate in History (UFPE) and cultural critic. Researcher on Brazilian black dramaturgies, she is part of the editorial curatorship and critical body of Quarta Parede magazine (PE). He also acts as a film critic on the blog Sessão Aberta (SP).

Participated in the XI Jury Critical Window (2018), Talent Press Rio (2019) and the Laboratory of Criticism - Practices of The Look (2020). It has texts published in The Question of Criticism (BRA), Contemporary & Latin America (BRA), Buala (POR) and in the catalog of the 22nd FestCurtas BH (2020). Since 2019, he has been teaching workshops for theatrical criticism with Rodrigo Dourado (UFPE/Teatro de Fronteira).

Fernanda Lomba is executive producer for fiction projects and films and documentaries. Winner of the scholarship for black executive producer at the American Film Market, promoted by Spcine and LATC, in November 2019. Invited to the MIPTV market environment in Cannes, held in 2019. She signs as executive producer the documentary feature films: Fabiana (2018), by Brunna Laboissiere and Jair Rodrigues - Let them Say(2020), by Rubens Rewald.  In fiction he made production assistance for the feature film Cidade Pássaro (2020), by Matias Mariani, which premiered in the show Panorama da Berlinale/2020); executive production in the short films Mãe não chora (2019), by Carol Rodrigues and Vaneza Oliveira and BORDER, by Raul Perez, awarded with the notice of English Culture.

With projects and films, he participated in different international market events, such as: MIPTV in Cannes (Feb/19); American Film Market in Los Angeles (Nov/19) European Film Market in Berlin (Feb/20).

In the last three years, she has also worked as a project consultant, teaches workshops, mediation of meetings and composition of project evaluation bank. She is co-founder at NICHO 54. By NICHO 54, she was invited by the Cabíria Festival, held in 2019, to the Meeting of Affirmative Actions table, and also by the Market Environment of the Brasilia festival to teach the open class in November 2019; and invited to follow the Diversity and Inclusion program at 70. Berlinale in February 2020.

Debora Pill is a journalist and Cultural Programming Coordinator at the Goethe-Institut São Paulo

(Mediator)

 

Bulgaria

Friedich-Ebert-Stiftung Bulgaria

Online

Time: 8 pm EET

Language: English with Bulgarian subtitles

 

Canada

Goethe-Institut Toronto in cooperation with POV Magazine, Hot Docs & the Toronto Black Film Festival, together with the Goethe-Institute in the US and Mexico

Online screening, accompanied by a twitter takeover by Prof. Vershawn Young (Dr. Vay) from the University of Waterloo

Time: 6-8 pm EST

Language: English

 

Chile

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Santiago de Chile in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Chile and Museo de Derechos Humanos y Memoria in Santiago de Chile

Online

Time: anytime on December 10th and 11th, 2020

Language: English with Spanish subtitles

 

Denmark

Danish PEN in cooperation with Grand Teatret

Event location: Grand Teatret, Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8, København K

Time: 16.40 pm CET

Participants: Introduction by Rune Lykkeberg, chief editor of Dagbladet Information

Website

 

Germany

Dathe-Gymnasium Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Event location: Helsingforser Str. 11-13, 10243 Berlin

Time: 3.30 pm CET

Language: English

Participants: Students

>This is an educational event and is non-public.<

 

Interkulturkino & Interkulturanstalten Westend e.V.

Website

 

Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin

Event location: Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56, 14197 Berlin

Time: 12 pm CET

Language: German/ Spanish

Participants: Students of the lecture "Terms and Contexts of Latin American Studies" within the framework of the Master's programme Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies

Website

>This is an educational event and is non-public.<

 

Moabiter Wanderkino in cooperation with Dorotheenstädtische Buchhandlung Moabit

Online screening & discussion: Registration at info@kinofuermoabit.de

Time: 7.30 pm CET

Language: German

Participants: Prof. Martin Klepper (HU Berlin, Institut für Literatur und Kultur Nordamerikas), Moderation: Dagmar Kamlah (Filmemacherin, Kuratorin)

 

Impact Hub Berlin, Gender Equity & Social Justice Tribe

Online screening and discussion

Time: 6.30 – 9.00 pm CET

Language/Discussion: English with English subtitles during the documentary

Participants: Donte Curtis, Lead Consultant at Catch your Dreams Consulting, Flavia Ladino Gender Equity & Social Justice Tribe Lead

 

Intellectures

Online

Time: 8 – 10 pm CET

 

Johann-Gottfried-Herder Gymnasium, Berlin-Lichtenberg

>This is an educational event and is non-public.<

 

HSG Bochum, Schauspielhaus Bochum, IfaK e.V.

Event location: Kammerspiele, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Königsallee 15, 44789 Bochum

This event is postponed to 2021.

Language/ film: English, French and German with German subtitles

Language/ discussion: German

Participants: Dr. Christiane Falge (Professor for Health and Diversity, HSG Bochum), Jasmin Giama-Gerdes (Intercultural Trainer and Trainer for Social Justice, Ifak e. V.), Gina Haller (Schauspielhaus Bochum), Mercy Dorcas Otieno (Schauspielhaus Bochum); Moderation: Dr. Silke Betscher (Deputy Professor, HSG Bochum)

Website

 

Institute for Ethnology and Cultural Studies, University of Bremen & the research initiative Worlds of Contradiction

>This event is non-public.<

 

Gedenk- und Dokumentationsstelle für die Opfer politischer Gewalt

Event location: Volkshochschule, Gartenstr. 01, 15230 Frankfurt (Oder)

Time: 6 pm CET

Language: German

Website

 

Ladenatelier FRITZEN

Event location: Wohlwillstraße 20, 20359 Hamburg

Time: 8 pm CET

Language: English with German subtitles

 

Kulturzentrum Kreuz e.V. in cooperation together with Filmbühne Fulda, KUZ Kreuz

Event location: KUZ Kreuz, Schlitzerstraße 81, Horas

This event is postponed.

Language: German

Website

This event will take place on December 8th, 2020.

 

Werkraum Schöpflin

Event location: Werkraum Schöpflin, Franz-Ehret-Straße 7, 79641 Lörrach

The event is postponed to 2021

Language: German

Website

 

Project "Mindful Leadership" and AG "Anti-Racism at the University", University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück

Online

Time: 6 pm CET

Language: German

Participants: Christiane Leiste, Abigail M. Joseph-Magwood, Alina Schmeing

 

Akademie Schloss Solitude

Event location: Solitude 3, 70197 Stuttgart 

Time: 11 am CET

Language: English

Website

 

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Politisches Bildungsforum Baden-Württemberg

Online discussion

Time: 6 pm CET

Language: German

Participants: Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder, University of Tübingen, and Dr. Sylvie Nantcha, African Network of Germany

Program:

  • 6 pm Begrüßung
    Nina Zimmer, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • 6.10 pm Introduction: Die Bürgerrechtsbewegung bis hin zu den Black Lives Matter Protesten
    Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder, Universität Tübingen
  • 6.40 pm Fragen und Diskussion: Black Lives Matter Bewegung in den USA und in Deutschland
    Dr. Sylvie Nantcha, The African Network for Germany
    Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder, Universität Tübingen
    Moderation: Nina Zimmer, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • ca. 7.30 pm Ende der Veranstaltung

 

HuMBase / Sophia Sadzakov, HuM-Collective

Event location: HuMBase, Eckartshaldenweg 7, 70191 Stuttgart

Time: 7 pm CET

Language: English with German subtitles

Participants: HuMBase & Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media

Website HuMBase / Website Filmwinter

 

Ghana

Goethe-Institut Ghana

Event location: Goethe-Institut Ghana premises in East Cantonments, Accra

Time: 6.30 pm GMT

Language: English

Participants: Film directors, students, actors and actresses

Website

 

Greece

DØCUMATISM with the support of the Greek Film Archive and HumanRights360

Online screening and discussion

Time: open for 24 hours, starting at 12 am OET (screening), 7 pm OET (start of the " I Am Not Your Negro & the AfroGreeks" - online discussion)

Language: English with Greek subtitles (screening), Greek (discussion)

Panelists:

  • Grace Nwoke - Postgraduate student in Social Anthropology
  • Michael Afolayan - Musician, Actor, Activist
  • Tosin - Musician
  • Helene Nzanga – Actress
  • Samuel Akinola – Actor
  • Alassane Keita – Interpreter
  • Joshua Edoze - High school student, Football player
  • Zeraw - Artist
  • John Mykel Ergar - Dancer

 

Ireland

Alliance Française

Online

Time: 6 pm IST

Language: English

 

Mauritania

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Project PDDH: Promoting human rights and strengthening human rights dialogue

Event location: Espace Culturel Camara, Nouakchott

This event is postponed.

Language: French

 

Mexico

Goethe-Institut Mexico together with the Goethe-Institute in the US and Canada

Online, accompanied by a twitter takeover by Prof. Vershawn Young (Dr. Vay) from the University of Waterloo

Time: 6-8 pm EST

Language: English

 

Namibia

Goethe-Institut Namibia

Event location: 1–5 Fidel Castro Street, P.O.B. 12 08, Windhoek

Time: 7 pm CAT

Language: English

Website

 

Paraguay

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Santiago de Chile in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Chile and Museo de Derechos Humanos y Memoria in Santiago de Chile

Online, Discount Code: DERECHOSHUMANOS

Time: anytime on December 10th and 11th, 2020

Language: English with Spanish subtitles

 

Turkey

Mahalla Festival Istanbul

Online

Time: unlimited

 

United Kingdom

Goethe-Institut London

Online & analogue: Goethe-Institut London, 50 Princes Gate / Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH

Time: 7.30 pm GMT

Language: English

 

Uruguay

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Santiago de Chile in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Chile, Museo de Derechos Humanos y Memoria in Santiago de Chile and Goethe-Institut Uruguay

Online, Discount Code: DERECHOSHUMANOS

Time: anytime on December 10th and 11th, 2020

Language: English with Spanish subtitles

 

USA

Goethe-Institut Chicago together with Goethe-Institut Canada and Mexico

Online, accompanied by a twitter takeover by Prof. Vershawn Young (Dr. Vay) from the University of Waterloo

Time: 5 pm CST

Language: Englisch 

 

Goethe Pop Up Houston together with Goethe-Institut Canada and Mexico

Online, accompanied by a twitter takeover by Prof. Vershawn Young (Dr. Vay) from the University of Waterloo

Time: 5 pm CST

Language: Englisch

 

Goethe Pop Up Kansas City together with Goethe-Institut Canada and Mexico

Online, accompanied by a twitter takeover by Prof. Vershawn Young (Dr. Vay) from the University of Waterloo

Time: 5 pm CST

Language: Englisch

 

Goethe-Institut New York & the German Film Office New York together with Goethe-Institut Canada and Mexico

Online, accompanied by a twitter takeover by Prof. Vershawn Young (Dr. Vay) from the University of Waterloo

Time: 6 pm EST

Language: Englisch 

 

Goethe-Institut San Francisco together with Goethe-Institut Canada and Mexico

Online, accompanied by a twitter takeover by Prof. Vershawn Young (Dr. Vay) from the University of Waterloo

Time: 6 pm EST

Language: Englisch 

 

Goethe Pup Up Seattle together with Goethe-Institut Canada and Mexico

Online, accompanied by a twitter takeover by Prof. Vershawn Young (Dr. Vay) from the University of Waterloo

Time: 3 pm PST

Language: Englisch

 

Goethe-Institut Washington together with Goethe-Institut Canada and Mexico

Online, accompanied by a twitter takeover by Prof. Vershawn Young (Dr. Vay) from the University of Waterloo

Time: 6 pm EST

Language: Englisch

 

Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners

Online

Time: 6.30 pm GMT

Language: English

Participants: David Lee, FAIA, Ted Landsmark, D. Quintin Miller, Daphne Politis, AICP

Program:

  • Networking starts 6.30 pm: Online access will be provided to registrants
  • Movie Screening 7 pm: Link access will be provided to registrants
  • Discussion 8.30 pm: Same access for Networking hour