Different rooms will be open to chat, play or relax. We will also provide a film screening related to the conference theme or you can use the time to explore the city centre of Berlin.
You can choose one of these movies by voting with a glue point.
No. 1 / Urmila – My Memory is Power
Urmila Chaudhary lives in southern Nepal and is six years old when her parents sell her to the capital as Kamalari, a household slave. It was not until 12 years later that she was liberated. Urmila is not satisfied with her own freedom, she draws the strength from her experiences that she wants to use for other girls in her country: "Children go to school! Adults go to work! Urmila cries out her anger in a protest march on the streets of Kathmandu. Full of confidence, she fights for the organization "Freed Kamalari Development Forum" (FKDF) against the officially abolished system of serfdom and thus against centuries-old social structures in her homeland. In the meantime, 13,000 girls have been liberated from Urmila and her comrades-in-arms. The now 28-year-old tries to reconcile learning with her work as an activist, but increasingly reaches her limits.
Documentary, Germany, 2016, 87 minutes
Original version (Nepalese, English) with English subtitles
No. 2 / I Am Not Your Negro
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Documentary, USA, 2016, 95 minutes
Original Version (English) with Subtitles