Events in November and December

Dear friends of docfilm42,

Mark your calendars, because in the dark month of November, we’ve got film screenings galore in store.

You can look forward to a total of six screenings, four of them from our Film Series on Work, a cooperation with NETZ für Selbstverwaltung und Kooperation Berlin-Brandenburg e.V., funded by Stiftung Menschenwürde und Arbeitswelt.

Right on November 1 we start the month with “Rules of the Assembly Line, At High Speed“.

There will also be an online screening. On November 19 we will show in a doc&talk “I Came to Palestine” by Robert Krieg, a film from 1998 that could not be more topical.

And on November 23 we present “Beautiful Blond Eyes“, the third installment of our series docfilm42 features filmArche – the self-organised film school.

More information on all films and dates can be found below.

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Wishing you a smooth transition into winter
Your docfilm42 team

Film Series on Work in November

Lausitzer Strasse 22
10999 Berlin

WED, November 1, 2023, 8 p.m.
Rules of the Assembly Line, At High Speed
92 min. / German, Romanian, Polish, Russian (OmU/ German UTs) / Germany 2020
Director: Yulia Lokshina

A small town in Western Germany is the last stop for 26,000 pigs per day and a brief home for masses of Eastern European temporary workers.
The workers of the largest slaughterhouse in the country are fighting for survival, while German activists who stand up for their rights are fighting against the local authorities. At the same time, Munich high school students are working on the play “Saint Joan of the Stockyards” and trying to grasp the old text and today’s German capitalism.

MON, November 20, 2023, 8 p.m.
“The Loud Spring – Together out of the Climate Crisis”
62 min. / German / Germany 2022
Director: Johanna Schellhagen

What could a society look like that would be able to curb climate change? The Loud Spring outlines what the profound change we need might be.
In a situation where public awareness of the drastic consequences of climate change is growing rapidly, the film draws attention to the elephant in the room: where does the political power to actually change things come from?

TUE, November 28, 2023, 8 p.m.
Work Hard – Play Hard
90 min. / German / Germany 2011
Director: Carmen Losmann

In our modern world of work, the rehabilitation of a company means the rehabilitation of its employees. The film sets its sights on the heels of a high-tech workforce that is highly mobile and passionate about making their work their life.

WED, December 6, 2023, 8:00 p.m.
“Women Form Gangs – Tracing the History of the Red Zora”.
78 min. / German / Germany 2019
Director: LasOtras – FrauenLesben-FilmCollectif Berlin

The “Rote Zora”, a feminist, militant women’s lesbian group in 1970s and 1980s West Germany, was directed against, among other things, everyday violence against women, genetic and reproductive technologies, population policy and international exploitation as expressions of patriarchal domination. Contemporary witnesses from Germany, Latin America, Korea and Italy, a historian and former members of the Red Zora bring their history back to life.

docfilm42 features filmArche, the self-organised film school

THU, November 23, 2023, 7 p.m.
Gärtnerstr. 19
10245 Berlin

Beautiful Blond Eyes – the first documentary graduation film of filmArche
91 min. / German / Germany 2009
Director: Simon Brückner, Anna Reinking

A group of actors with intellectual disabilities develops a stage play on the subject of “birth.” The documentary film Schöne blonde Augen (Beautiful ond Eyes) follows their life together on the “terra est vita farm” in Wendland for eight months and their rehearsal work up to the premiere at the Berlin Academy of Arts.

doc&talk online

SUN, November 19, 2023, 8 p.m.

I Came to Palestine…
90 min. / German (UT: English) / Germany 1998
Director: Robert Krieg

Is a lasting peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors possible? And if so, – what can this peace look like? Nine unusual citizens of the State of Israel give clear-sighted answers to these questions and do not spare criticism of their own country, which they once helped to found as young pioneers of the Zionist movement.