Clashing Differences
Thursday, 31.8.2023
22:00 – 23:15, Kino in der Kulturbrauerei (Saal 5)
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»Clashing Differences« (De)

Merle Grimme, host: Sophya Frohberg

The film »Clashing Differences«: The »House of Womxn« group’s planned panel at the international women’s conference is at stake. The conference organizers contacted them: Their panel is »too white«! Unless they swiftly make it more diverse, their panel will be canceled. Their guest list must adhere to the diversity checklist as soon as possible: They need a Black woman – perhaps even two. Not to mention queer individuals, people with disabilities, and a few more Women of Colour. The new guests, a group of very diverse women along with a non-binary cameraperson, must not only spend a day and a night in the group’s remote clubhouse in Brandenburg but also have to craft a collective manifesto. It doesn’t take long until the queer-feminist group finds themselves in a daunting get-out situation, where their political differences collide during the daytime, they discover a hidden room, and unwelcome guests stand at their door at night.

Director Merle Grimme developed a concept for anti-discriminatory and inclusive production especially for this film, aimed at overcoming structures of inequality in the film industry. She will discuss all of this in a Q&A directly following the screening.

The film will be shown in German with English subtitles.

Funded by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Clashing Differences