freiburger film forum - Festival For Transcultural Cinema

EMAILS TO MY LITTLE SISTER/FAIRE-PART

Reihe: freiburger film forum - Festival For Transcultural Cinema
Regie: Solomon A. Mekonen/Rob Jacobs, Anne Reijniers u.a.
OmeU | 83 Min.
EMAILS TO MY LITTLE SISTER
Ethiopia, Germany / 2018 / 25 min
"I can’t be certain what will happen to that dignity in you, if you decide to come, too." In his auto-ethnographic film EMAILS TO MY LITTLE SISTER, the Ethiopian director Solomon A. Mekonen reflects on his experience of "becoming black" in Berlin. Concerned about his sister’s wish to further her education in Germany, he describes the shift of his own perception by the white gaze.
The film combines an academic approach with the director's personal view and images of his sister’s life in Ethiopia. The question is: What are the effects of colonialism on their lives in both countries?

FAIRE-PART
Belgium, Democratic Republic of the Congo / 2019 / 58 min
On the eve of postponed Congolese elections, two Congolese and two Belgian cineasts work on a film about Kinshasa and ist resistance against the legacies of colonialism. The four filmmakers are aware, that they cannot understand themselves without each other. So they want to tell a story. But having grown up on other sides of history, they have different views about it. How should it look like? Who should be in it? For whom is it made?
FAIRE-PART is the search of four filmmakers for a way to portray the city. Through filming artistic performances in public space, they paint a provocative picture of Kinshasa and ist relations with the rest of the world.