CREATIVE CARIBBEAN NETWORK
Connecting Cultural Worlds
Black International Cinema Berlin is a yearly interdisciplinary, intercultural film/video festival produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin / "Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition in association with Cultural Zephyr e.V. and, screens cinema from Africa, the African Diaspora and other films from varied intercultural backgrounds or perspectives.
Black International Cinema Berlin originated from the Black Cultural Festival, which was produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in 1986 for the first time in
Europe, a 3-week event in Berlin, which presented the
contributions of Black people to world culture through film,
theater, dance, music, workshops and seminars, and was an
homage to the legendary tap dancer, Carnell Lyons.
The venues were the Theatermanufaktur am Halleschen Ufer
from March 3-16, music – dance – theatre; Hochschule der
Künste Berlin on March 11, symposium; Kino Arsenal from
March 17-23, film.
Organization and Artistic Direction: Prof. Gayle McKinney
Griffith (USA/Berlin), Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
(USA/Berlin), Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith II
(USA/Berlin), Dr. Ntongela Masilela (South Africa);
in cooperation with: Prof. Dr. Abdul Alkalimat (USA),
Uazuvara Ewald Katjivena (Namibia), Getinet Belay
(Ethiopia), Joliba Africa Center; Organization: Erika Gregor
(Arsenal Cinema, Germany); Organization Assistance: Annette
Since then, Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre produces and directs
the Black International Cinema each year in Berlin and
additionally, in other European and US-American cities.
The festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic,
cultural or political nature coinciding with the general
educational, social, artistic and economic interest of
people from Africa, the African Diaspora and people with an
interest in participating in intercultural communication and
the resultant interfacing and sharing of educational,
social, artistic and economic resources. Furthermore, Black
International Cinema is open to ALL filmmakers and
contributes to better understanding and increasing
cooperation between people from various cultural, ethnic,
national and religious backgrounds, in order to reduce
prejudices and support a peaceful and respectful living
together in our multi-faceted society.
"I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won't if I don't..." - Oscar Brown Jr.
"Mankind will either find a way or make one." - C.P. Snow
"Whatever you do..., be cool!" - Joseph Louis Turner
"Yes, I can...!" - Sammy Davis Jr.'
"Yes, We can...!" - Barack Obama
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