Lessons from ’68: Soul!, Open Television & Queer Black TV

Screening and talk with Aymar Jean Christian (co-founder of Open TV) and Karina Griffith

Friday, 1st of June 2018, 19:00

Web Series Clinic: Queer Black TV with Aymar Jean Christian (co-founder of Open TV) and Karina Griffith

Saturday, 2nd of June 2018, 12:00-16:00

Register for the workshop: mail@alpha-nova-kulturwerkstatt.de
The Clinic is aimed at female identified, non-binary and trans* artists with an interest in and/or experience with film and video practice. Black women* and women* of color will be prioritized in the registration process due to limited available space.
OTV | Open Television. Platform for intersectional pilots and series.

OTV | Open Television. Platform for intersectional pilots and series.

Soul music and Black Power Solidarity: Afro-American culture played an important role in different fields of counter and pop culture of West Germany in the 1960s. Fifty years after 1968 Black Americans find themselves fighting for their right to live under a proto-fascist state. Just as Dr. King started to question the American empire before his tragic assassination, so must we now question the state and major institutions about how they are developing the lives and work of all people. Join OTV | Open Television, a Chicago-based platform for intersectional television, as they premiere queer black TV and question why corporate media in the United States continually fails to represent the beauty and diversity within Black communities. OTV was inspired by Soul! (1968-1973) one of the first, groundbreaking Black-produced series that showcased Black art and political discourse from the national TV debuts of Earth Wind and Fire to intense discussions with the likes of Stokely Carmichael, Nikki Giovanni, and James Baldwin. Just as during the first civil rights movement, the media remains a powerful tool for affecting political and social change.

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In cooperation with District Berlin

Funded by Landeszentrale für politische Bildung