Friday• 24.09 • 18:30
Moderated introductory discussion with the collectives involved Soundwatch, Berlin and parasound III (GEGENkino, FILZ), Leipzig.
The Soundwatch music film festival from Berlin makes a guest appearance at this year's Seanaps Festival with a short film program. The films revolve around the themes of music, society and resistance from the 80s to today.
40 years ago, punk and reggae musicians joined forces to form the Rock Against Racism movement, which stood up to the rise of right-wing extremism in Great Britain. In the 80s, MTV not only turned the music industry on its head, but also profoundly shaped our viewing habits - whether expanded or merely addicted to an ever faster and shriller flood of images is still debated today. Can a music video contribute anything substantial to a post-colonial discourse, for example, or does it only further reproduce the exoticizing gaze? In the 90s, young people rediscovered expansion of consciousness, dissolution of traditional social roles and new forms of community from the hippie movement for themselves and adapted them for their present time. Ravers were demonized, criminalized and consequently the police was a constant companion. For some time now, young people whose families have migrant biographies have been targeted by the state in France, pushed away and isolated in settlements on the urban periphery. Last year, the discourse flared up around the question of how important the club is as a social place. Since their beginnings, clubs have been safe spaces for testing and living out different identities and overcoming social barriers, and sometimes the emancipatory spark jumped from the dance floor to everyday life. This was especially true for queer emancipation. The last film portrays the LGBT scene in Tblissi/Georgia and shows the nightclub Bassiani as a nexus.
List of Films
»WHITE RIOT IN LONDON«
»LETS DANCE: BOWIE DOWN UNDER«
»OUT OF CONTROL«