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We are an international, intercultural community of personsengaged in achieving increasing understanding and cooperation between individuals and groups in support ofdemocratic procedures and the elimination ofviolence, religious, ethnic and gender persecution,youth exploitation, homophobia and racial hatred through the process of art, education, culture and dialogue.

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Fountainhead e-Letter, March 2014, Berlin/Germany

FOUNTAINHEAD® Tanz Théâtre
e - Letter

March 2014 . Berlin.Germany

www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de
www.blackinternationalcinema.de
www.black-international-cinema.com


Please send replies to / Bitte senden Sie Antworten an
bicdance@aol.com

XXIX. 2014
Black International Cinema Berlin
May 7-11
"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
July1 - August 31, 2014


Passing of Chinua Achebe
Poem by Ursula Troche

The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin
THE COLLEGIUM Archive on YouTube please click >here<

http://www.youtube.com/user/thecollegium



A RETROSPECTIVE
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in 2013


Refugee Strike goes to Universities
Humboldt-Univeristy of Berlin/Germany


Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre @ CrossKultur 2013
Rathaus Schöneberg, Berlin/Germany


NOMINATION for Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Deutscher Engagementpreis (German Prize for Civic Engagement)


About the 2013 Festival (BICB) in Berlin by Margarita Mejia

International Press Voices
XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013

English Theatre Berlin presents SCHWARZ GEMACHT - World Premiere

Guide to Indiana University South Bend
Dance Program Collection at the IU South Bend Archive


Fountainhead® Mission Statement


A Complexion Change
Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy
An International Media Project (UNESCO)

http://www.blackinternationalcinema.de/BIC14/bic_14.htm
XXIX. 2014
Black International Cinema Berlin

May 7-11


"Pathways to Enlightenment / Wege zur Erkenntnis"

"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
July 1 - August 31, 2014


Venue: Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall), John-F.-Kennedy-Platz,
10825 Berlin/Germany


Production and Direction / Produktion und Leitung
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith / Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

in association with / in Verbindung mit
THE COLLEGIUM- Forum & Television Program Berlin
"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition

and Cultural Zephyr e.V.

in cooperation with / in Kooperation mit
Commissioner for Integration, District Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin
der Integrationsbeauftragten des Bezirks Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin


Admission free / Eintritt frei

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Black International Cinema Berlin

is a yearly interdisciplinary, intercultural film/video festival produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre / THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin in association with Cultural Zephyr e.V. and screens cinema from Africa, the African Diaspora and films from varied intercultural backgrounds or perspectives.

Black International Cinema Berlin originated from the Black Cultural Festival, which was produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in 1986 for the first time in Europe, a 3-week event in Berlin, which presented the contributions of Black people to world culture through film, theater, dance, music, workshops and seminars, and was an homage to the legendary tap dancer, Carnell Lyons.

The venues were the Theatermanufaktur am Halleschen Ufer from March 3-16, music – dance – theatre; Hochschule der Künste Berlin on March 11, symposium; Kino Arsenal from March 17-23, film.

Organization and Artistic Direction: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith (USA/Berlin), Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith (USA/Berlin), Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith II (USA/Berlin), Dr. Ntongela Masilela (South Africa); in cooperation with: Prof. Dr. Abdul Alkalimat (USA), Uazuvara Ewald Katjivena (Namibia), Getinet Belay (Ethiopia), Joliba Africa Center; Organization: Erika Gregor (Arsenal Cinema, Germany); Organization Assistance: Annette Koschmieder (Germany)

Since then, Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre produces and directs the Black International Cinema Berlin each year in Berlin and additionally, in other European and US-American cities.

The festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic, cultural or political nature coinciding with the general educational, social, artistic and economic interest of people from Africa, the African Diaspora and people with an interest in participating in intercultural communication and the resultant interfacing and sharing of educational, social, artistic and economic resources.

Furthermore, Black International Cinema Berlin is open to ALL filmmakers and contributes to better understanding and increasing cooperation between people from various cultural, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds, in order to reduce prejudice and support a peaceful and respectful living together in our multi-faceted societies.

Black International Cinema Berlin is a festival based upon our mission statement and the objectives and methods as stated within the entry form.


"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
Photographic Exhibition - Visual Documentation


The exhibition documents the history of
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre

in association with
International Artists

Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre was founded by Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Lynnda Curry, Ricky Powell and Detlef Bäcker, four American artists and a German colleague, who met in Berlin during 1979 at Theater des Westens and decided to undertake intercultural, interdisciplinary and international productions in dance, theatre, television, workshops, film/video festivals and publications.
This exhibition paints a picture of the activities of various people during their historical contributions to Berlin, elsewhere and hence, the portrait seeks to prevent these undertakings from becoming "Footprints in the Sand?".


Passing of Chinua Achebe

Chinua you’ve passed away I hear
So suddenly I can’t believe it
Because you are so much needed
As a voice
Of wisdom
In this world

Oh Chinua you’ve passed away
Achebe you’ve gone your way
And on that way you told us
So many important things
Along the way, along
Our journey, even
If unto us unknown you told us
So many important things
Like that things fall apart
Things which have become corrupted
Because of colonialism
Things that fell apart
Because of that destruction
That left imprints of confusion
And set into motion
A dangerous mechanism that seems to ensure
That things continue
To fall apart
As a result of confusion
And too little action
To address the structures of the system
That seems to ensure
That things continue
To fall Out of the order
That once has been
Upon a time
Before the destruction
When there was balance
In times long time ago

And now without you
The world falls apart
Even a little bit more
Without you we are
No longer at Ease

So let us make an offering
To honour you and as a remedy
That things
Will get back into shape
As it had been
In the sacred forest of the origin.

Ursula Troche, 3. 2013


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THE COLLEGIUM
FORUM & TELEVISION PROGRAM BERLIN

produced & directed by/produziert und geleitet von
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith

Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre/Black International Cinema Berlin/
Cultural Zephyr e.V./"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition


Cinema / State of Affairs / Arts Calendar
Filme / Diskussionen / künstlerische Darbietungen


THE COLLEGIUM Television Program is televised in Berlin, Magdeburg, Wolfsburg, Dessau and additional cities.
THE COLLEGIUM Fernsehmagazin wird in Berlin, Magdeburg, Wolfsburg, Dessau und weiteren Städten ausgestrahlt.

ALEX - Offener Kanal Berlin (Open Channel Berlin), Voltastr. 5, 13355 Berlin
LIVE STREAM
: http://www.alex-berlin.de/tv/livestream.html


Upcoming Editions
Thursdays 9-10 am / 9-10 Uhr
Saturdays 9-10 am / 9-10 Uhr
Mondays 1-2 am / 1-2 Uhr


Cinema
State of Affairs
Arts Calendar


for program information, please contact:
Programminformationen bitte unter:
0049 (0)30-782 16 21
0049 (0)30-75 46 09 46


THE COLLEGIUM Archive on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/thecollegium

THE COLLEGIUM MAGDEBURG
every 2. Thursday in the month, 6.00 pm
jeden 2. Donnerstag im Monat, 18.00 Uhr
Offener Kanal Magdeburg
http://www.ok-magdeburg.de

THE COLLEGIUM WOLFSBURG
TV 38 http://www.tv38.de


THE COLLEGIUM DESSAU
Offener Kanal Dessau http://www.ok-dessau.de


Refugee Strike goes to Universities

On Thursday, November 21st, 2013, 7 p.m., Humboldt-University Berlin / Café Krähenfuß, we discussed the situation of refugees in Germany and their struggle.

Presenting documentary films of Dr. Mahoma Mwaungulu and the issue of "Request or Demand" on the refugees behalf, as the visual basis for the discussion.
Dr. Mahoma Mwaungulu, from Malawi, studied in the former GDR and worked for the emancipation of refugees/asylum seekers in Berlin.

The evening served as a planning session on the future progress in the refugee attempts at societal participation and eventual citizenship within Berlin and elsewhere.

Organized by: Refugee Struggle Berlin in cooperation with
Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre/Black International Cinema Berlin/
The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin



Refugee Strike geht an die Universitäten

Am Donnerstag, dem 21. November 2013 um 19.00 Uhr, diskutierten wir an der Humboldt Universität im Café Krähenfuß über die Situation und den Kampf der Flüchtlinge in Deutschland.

Als filmische Grundlage für die Diskussion präsentierten wir ein Interview mit Dr. Mahoma Mwaungulu sowie ein Gespräch zum Thema "Bitte oder Forderung" im Namen der Flüchtlinge.
Der aus Malawi stammende Dr. Mahoma Mwaungulu studierte in der DDR und arbeitete für die Emanzipation von Flüchtlingen und Asylbewerbern in Berlin.

Der Abend diente als Veranstaltung zur Planung der zukünftigen Entwicklung im Hinblick auf das Bestreben der Flüchtlinge, als Mitglieder der Gesellschaft anerkannt zu werden und schließlich die Staatsbürgerschaft zu bekommen, innerhalb Berlins und anderswo.

Organisation: Refugee Struggle Berlin in Kooperation mit
Fountainhead Tanz Théâtre/Black International Cinema Berlin/
The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin

November 21., 2013, 7.00 pm / 21. November 2013, 19.00 Uhr
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin
Café Krähenfuß


CONTRIBUTORS:
(in alphabetical order)

Patras Bwansi
Representative, Refugee Protest Camp, Oranienplatz-Berlin

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
Co-Founder/Producer/Director/Publisher/Curator/Moderator
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre/Black International Cinema Berlin/
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin/
"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition/Cultural Zephyr e.V.

Christian M. Jolibois
Vice Editor in Chief, Al-Maqam, Magazine for Arabian Art and Culture

Amir Kaufmann
Artist/Filmmaker

Angela Kramer
Production Co-ordinator
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre/Black International Cinema Berlin/
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin/
"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition/Cultural Zephyr e.V.

Marion Kramer
Public Relations Co-ordinator
Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre/Black International Cinema Berlin/
THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin/
"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition/Cultural Zephyr e.V.

Alinka Seth
Human Rights Activist

Miriam Siglreitmaier
Humboldt University of Berlin

Kani Tuyala
Doctoral Candidate, Free University of Berlin - Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology; Founder/Chairman, Lions of Science


"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry S. Truman

"Don't confuse me with the facts. I've got a closed mind."
Earl Fredrick Landgrebe

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan


Dedicated to
Oliver "Ollie" Wendell Harrington
February 14, 1912 - November 2, 1995

Langston Hughes described Ollie Harrington as, "America's greatest Black cartoonist," an assessment that has stood the test of time. An outspoken advocate against racism and for civil rights in the United States and internationally, Harrington requested political asylum in East Germany in 1961. He lived in Berlin for the last three decades of his life.


Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Black International Cinema Berlin
THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin
“Footprints in the Sand?” Exhibition
Cultural Zephyr e.V.


present

A COMPLEXION CHANGE
Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy
The Future is Now

Friday, December 6th, 2013, 7.00 pm
Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall), cinema
John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10825 Berlin/Germany


7.00 pm
“All children deserve and require healthy and constructive neighborhoods, so let’s get busy!” Alinka Seth, human rights activist, and guest panelists are the guides on this journey.
In English and German

Panelists:

Christian M. Jolibois
Vice Editor in Chief, Al-Maqam, Magazine for Arabian Art and Culture

Liuba
Performance and Video Artist

Alinka Seth
Human Rights Activist

Kani Tuyala
Doctoral Candidate, Free University of Berlin - Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology; Founder/Chairman, Lions of Science

Moderation:
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith / Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre


8.30 pm
A theatre journey in Hebrew, German, English and Arabic, based upon the artistry of Amir Kaufmann, presented through spoken word, film, photography and music.



"A COMPLEXION CHANGE - Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy - The Future is Now" presents an example of the approach of Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre to utilize art, culture, education and dialogue to address issues, which contribute to a peaceful and constructive co-existence of people from various national, cultural, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds and sexual identities.

It is part of our 33 year long history as an institution that provides a forum which supports exchange, understanding and cooperation through intercultural and interdisciplinary endeavors.

An integral part of these productions is the annual intercultural Black International Cinema Berlin, which in 2013 was presented for the 28th edition. Additional productions are our weekly television magazine THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin, the photographic exhibition and visual documentation "Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition, as well as publications, artistic presentations and seminars.


Producer and Director: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Production Staff: Angela Kramer, Marion Kramer, Thomas M. Wendt, Martin Christoph

A production presented as part of CrossKultur 2013, district Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Germany, November 16 – December 20, 2013




Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Black International Cinema Berlin
THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin
“Footprints in the Sand?” Exhibition
Cultural Zephyr e.V.


präsentieren

EIN WANDEL IM ERSCHEINUNGSBILD
Transnationale und Interkulturelle Diplomatie
Die Zukunft ist Jetzt

Freitag, 6. Dezember 2013, 19.00 Uhr
Rathaus Schöneberg, Kinosaal

John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10825 Berlin/Deutschland


19.00 Uhr
“Alle Kinder verdienen und brauchen eine gesunde und konstruktive Nachbarschaft, also lasst uns daran arbeiten!” Alinka Seth, Menschenrechtsaktivistin, und Gäste sind Begleiter auf dieser Reise.
In englischer und deutscher Sprache

DiskussionsteilnehmerInnen:

Christian M. Jolibois
stellv. Chefredakteur, Al-Maqam, Journal für arabische Kunst und Kultur

Liuba
Performance- und Video-Künstlerin

Alinka Seth
Menschenrechtsaktivistin

Kani Tuyala
Doktorand, Freie Universität Berlin – Institut für Ethnologie;
Gründer, 1. Vorsitzender, Lions of Science

Moderation:
Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith / Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre


20.30 Uhr
Eine Theaterreise auf Hebräisch, Deutsch, Englisch und Arabisch, basierend auf der Kunst von Amir Kaufmann, präsentiert durch gesprochenes Wort, Film, Fotografie und Musik.


"EIN WANDEL IM ERSCHEINUNGSBILD - Transnationale & Interkulturelle Diplomatie - Die Zukunft ist Jetzt" zeigt ein Beispiel der Herangehenweise von Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, sich durch Kunst, Kultur, Bildung und Dialog Themen zu widmen, die einen Beitrag zu einem friedlichen und konstruktiven Zusammenleben von Menschen unterschiedlicher nationaler, kultureller, ethnischer, religiöser und sozioökonomischer Hintergründe und sexueller Identitäten leisten.

Sie ist Teil unserer 33-jährigen Geschichte als Institution, die durch interkulturelle und interdisziplinäre Unternehmungen ein Forum bereitstellt, das den Austausch, das Verständnis füreinander und Kooperationen fördert.

Ein wesentlicher Bestandteil dieser Produktionen ist das jährliche interkulturelle Black International Cinema Berlin, das im Jahr 2013 zum 28. Mal präsentiert wurde. Weitere Bestandteile sind unser wöchentliches Fernsehmagazin THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin, die fotografische Ausstellung und visuelle Dokumentation "Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition sowie Publikationen, künstlerische Präsentationen und Seminare.


Produzent und Leiter: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
ProduktionsmitarbeiterInnen: Angela Kramer, Marion Kramer, Thomas M. Wendt, Martin Christoph

Eine Produktion im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe CrossKultur 2013 des Bezirksamts Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Deutschland,
16. November – 20. Dezember 2013


Deutscher Engagementpreis 2013
(German Prize for Civic Engagement)

http://www.deutscher-engagementpreis.de/ueberuns/german-prize-for-civic-engagement.html

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, founder and director of Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, Black International Cinema Berlin, THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin, "Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition and Cultural Zephyr e.V., has been nominated for the German Prize for Civic Engagement 2013.

The German Prize for Civic Engagement aims at strengthening the recognition of citizen engagement in Germany, as well as increasing its visibility.

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Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Gründer und Leiter von Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre, Black International Cinema Berlin, THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin, "Footprints in the Sand?" - Exhibition und Cultural Zephyr e.V., wurde für den Deutschen Engagementpreis 2013 nominiert.

Der Deutsche Engagementpreis verfolgt das Ziel, die Anerkennung von bürgerschaftlichem Engagement in Deutschland zu stärken und dessen Sichtbarkeit in der Gesellschaft zu verbessern.


XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin (BICB) 2013

About the 2013 Festival (BICB) in Berlin
Margarita Mejia

I only wanted to go for a little walk through the festival, to introduce one of the scheduled documentaries and maybe answer a few questions. But this unpretentious initial expectation became an experience that changed something inside me.
This meeting in Berlin has revived the hope of a better future for humankind, where diversity, instead of creating conflict, becomes an appreciated, respected, and admired unifying element.
Through music, art and culture presented in video, the Black International Cinema Berlin contributed to create a scenario that helped to increase the awareness, that we are all one... all of us searching for similar objectives. Trying to find them in a game, a song, in the dance or in the simple act of sharing, where being the most talented is irrelevant, since the important thing is to sing even out of tune, but keep singing. Take one step after another, try again and again ... building the road and doing it together.
Roma and Sinti, Black people, the Indigenous population, Caucasians, Muslims, Christians, east, west, an enormous range of infinite colors, Flamenco from Mexico and classical music from Colombia. Boundaries are blurring in a global village, where everyone is equal and taken into account.
Berlin gave me a great unexpected gift. A hint of it all starts to make sense ... that I am you, you are me, we are all one, and the differences are mere fictions.
I therefore hope that next year, like this one, at the end of the festival days, I will just relax and have a beer with my new lifelong friends, united by diversity in all its forms.

Sobre el Festival en Berlín - 2013
Margarita Mejia

Sólo me iba a dar un paseíto por el festival para introducir uno de los documentales de la agenda y tal vez responder alguna pregunta. Pero esta expectativa inicial sin mayores pretensiones, se convirtió en una experiencia que cambió algo dentro de mí.
Este encuentro en Berlín me hizo renacer la esperanza sobre un mejor futuro para la humanidad, donde la diversidad, en vez de crear conflicto, se vuelve un elemento unificador tolerado, respetado y admirado.
El Black International Cinema Berlin propició un escenario que a través de la música, el arte y la cultura expresados en video, ayudó a crear conciencia de que somos todos uno solo buscando similares objetivos, tal vez en un juego, en una canción, en el baile o en el simple hecho de compartir. Donde ser el más hábil es lo de menos, pues lo importante es cantar, así sea desafinado, pero cantar. Dar un paso tras otro, intentar una y otra vez… hacer camino y hacerlo juntos.
Gitanos, payos, negros, indios, blancos, musulmanes, cristianos, oriente, occidente, un enorme abanico de infinitos colores. Flamenco desde México y música clásica desde Colombia. Se difuminan las fronteras. Una aldea global donde todos somos iguales.
Recibí un regalo que no esperaba. Un atisbo de que todo comienza a cobrar sentido… de que yo soy tu, tu eres yo, todos somos uno, y las diferencias son meras ficciones. Espero pues que el próximo año, al igual que este, al finalizar las jornadas del festival pueda sentarme a tomar una cervecita con mis nuevos amigos de toda la vida, unidos por la diversidad en todas sus expresiones.


XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2013
International Press Voices

Berlin.de, The official internet view on the capital
Culture and Tickets > Suggestions > Film > Festivals


Das interkulturelle und interdisziplinäre Festival
"…Das Festival bietet Raum für den interkulturellen, künstlerischen und geistigen Austausch. Bestandteile des Festivals sind Filmpräsentationen, Seminare, Diskussionen, künstlerische Darbietungen und die Ausstellung. Das Festival gibt Menschen die Möglichkeit, ihre Geschichte aus ihrer Sicht zu erzählen, und möchte damit einen Beitrag leisten, um ungesehene Gesichter sichtbar und ungehörte Stimmen hörbar zu machen…"

The intercultural and interdisciplinary festival
"…The festival provides a venue for an intercultural, artistic and intellectual exchange. Parts of the festival are film presentations, seminars, discussions, artistic presentations and the exhibition ("Footprints in the Sand?", July 1 until August 31, 2013). The festival provides people with the opportunity to present their story from their perspective and hence wishes to contribute toward making unseen faces visible and unheard voices hearable…"

EUROMIGHT.COM
Your Guide To Afro Europe
Olive Vassell


"…During the festival Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre production's "A Portrait Of Roswitha Günther" will also premier. Conceptualized, written and directed by Griffith, it is a portrait of Roswitha Günther, founder and director of Pfeiffers Ballhaus, and a producer at the Berlin citizen television station Alex - Open Channel Berlin.
"The documentary reveals a picture of a woman, who with determination, community spirit and heart, offers especially the elder, but also the younger generation, the possibility to participate in a social and artistic life, to meet each other, to dance and while having cake and coffee to participate for several hours, in an artistic program with music, song and performance, which at the same time is produced for television at Alex - Open Channel Berlin," said Griffith…"

"…Auf dem Festival feiert auch die Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre Produktion 'A Portrait Of Roswitha Günther' ihre Premiere. Konzipiert, geschrieben und unter der Regie von Donald Muldrow Griffith porträtiert der Film Roswitha Günther, Gründerin und Leiterin von Pfeiffers Ballhaus und Produzentin im Berliner Bürgerfernsehen Alex - Offener Kanal Berlin.
'Die Dokumentation zeichnet das Bild einer Frau, die mit viel Durchhaltevermögen, Gemeinschaftssinn und Herz besonders der älteren Generation aber auch jüngeren Menschen die Möglichkeit bietet, am sozialen und künstlerischen Leben teilzunehmen, sich zu begegnen, zu tanzen und bei Kaffee und Kuchen mehrere Stunden an einem künstlerischen Programm aus Musik, Gesang und Artistik teilzunehmen, das gleichzeitig für das Fernsehen aufgezeichnet und im Fernsehsender Alex - Offener Kanal Berlin ausgestrahlt wird,' erläutert Griffith..."


BERLIN, METROPOLIS, 2013, 05.08. - 2013, 05.12.

"Das Black International Cinema-Festival ruft zum interkulturellen, künstlerischen und geistigen Austausch auf. Filme aus zahlreichen Ländern der Erde, darunter Spanien, Israel, Irak, Honduras, Venezuela, Südafrika, USA, Kanada, Großbritanien, Frankreich und Deutschland, erzählen Geschichten von verborgenen Gesichtern, die ihre Lebensgeschichte zum Mittelpunkt des Festivals werden lassen…"

"The Black International Cinema Festival calls to intercultural, artistic and spiritual exchange. Films from numerous countries of the earth, among them Spain, Israel, Iraq, Honduras, Venezuela, South Africa, U.S.A., Canada, Great Britain, France and Germany, tell the stories of unseen faces, who make their life stories the focus of the festival…"

BERLIN 2013/05, international number 101
The newsletter of the Commissioner for Integration
May 8.-12., Rathaus Schöneberg (City Hall)
XXVIII. BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA BERLIN 2013


"Produktion und Leitung: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in Kooperation mit der Integrationsbeauftragten des Bezirks Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin in Verbindung mit der Botschaft der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Berlin

'… Kunst und Kultur können hier Brücken bauen, Grenzen überschreiten und sich stereotypischem Schubladendenken entziehen. Deshalb sind Initiativen wie Black International Cinema Berlin wichtig für die Hauptstadt. Mein Dank geht an die Organisatorinnen und Organisatoren von Black International Cinema Berlin, ein kulturelles Highlight, welches deutschlandweit einmalig ist...' - Gabriele Gün Tank, Integrationsbeauftragte des Bezirks Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Die diesjährige Veranstaltung ist den 'Blüten der Zukunft' gewidmet: 'Future Blossoms' ist eine Metapher für die Aufgabe der Menschen, sich heute für Gesellschaften einzusetzen, die wir unseren Kindern wünschen, damit sie wachsen, gedeihen und erblühen können. Jede Generation, und diese Eigenschaft ist wohl eine universelle, unternimmt Anstrengungen, damit es der nächsten besser gehen möge..."

"Production and Direction: Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith/Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre in cooperation with the Commissioner for Integration of the district Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Germany in association with the Embassy of the United States of America, Berlin/Germany

'…Art and culture can build bridges, cross borders and pull away from stereotypical categorized thinking. Therefore, initiatives such as Black International Cinema Berlin are important for the capital of Germany. I extend my congratulations to the organizers of Black International Cinema Berlin, a cultural highlight which is unique Germany-wide. …' - Gabriele Gün Tank, Commissioner for Integration of the district Tempelhof-Schöneberg

This year's festival is dedicated to 'Future Blossoms'
, which stands as a metaphor for the engagement of human beings in developing societies, which we wish as a future for our children, so as to allow them to thrive and prosper. Each generation, and this may be a universal characteristic, makes efforts for a better life for future generations…"

Der Tagesspiegel, No. 21682 / Wednesday, May 8, 2013
TIPS OF THE DAY, CINEMA TIP


Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (OV)
Das 28. Black International Cinema zeigt unter dem Titel "Future Blossoms - Blüten der Zukunft" vom 8. bis 12. Mai eine Reihe von Filmen, Seminaren und Diskussionen, so auch die Werke des US-Regisseurs William Greaves. Sein Dokumentarfilm "Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey" beschreibt das Leben des schwarzen Bürgerrechtlers Ralph Bunche, der 1950 als erster Schwarzer den Friedensnobelpreis erhielt.

Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (OV)
The 28th Black International Cinema Berlin presents films, seminars and discussions under the title "Future Blossoms" from May 8 until 12, among them works of the US director William Greaves. His documentary film "Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey" portrays the life of the Black civil rights activist Ralph Bunche, who in 1950 as the first Black person, was awarded with the Nobel peace prize.


Tip, Berlin
14 days program: April 26 - May 9, 2012
No. 10/2012, volume 41, www.tip-berlin.de
film | info, Festival, Black International Cinema Berlin


"…Der kritische Fokus der vorwiegend kurzen, experimentellen und dokumentarischen Produktionen liegt nicht mehr einzig auf afrikanischen bzw. Afroamerikanischen Themen. Vielmehr umfasst das interkulturelle Programm auch Beiträge, die gesellschaftliche, philosophische und ökologische Problematiken in Spanien, Honduras, Venezuela oder dem Iran behandeln.

"…The critical focus of the mostly short, experimental and documentary production does not solely lie on African, respectively African American themes anymore. The intercultural program covers rather contributions dealing with societal, philosophical and ecological problems in Spain, Honduras, Venezuela or Iran.

Zitty, Berlin
The City Magazine of the Tagesspiegel (daily newspaper)
issue 10/2013, May 2-15, www.zitty.de
08 Wednesday, Cinema Tip
BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA BERLIN:

Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (OV)

Das Black International Cinema Berlin findet zum 28. Mal statt. Unter dem Titel "Future Blossoms - Blüten der Zukunft" werden vom 8.-12. Mai eine Reihe von Filmen, Seminaren und Diskussionen präsentiert, so auch die Werke des US-Regisseurs, Produzenten und Drehbuchautors William Greaves. Der Dokumentarfilm "Ralphe Bunche: An American Odyssey" des Emmy-Preisträgers beschreibt das Leben des schwarzen Bürgerrechtlers Ralph Bunche (Foto) von 1904 bis 1971…"

The Black International Cinema Berlin occurs for the 28th time. Under the title "Future Blossoms", films, seminars and discussions will be presented from May 8-12, among them the works of the US director, producer and author, William Greaves. The documentary film "Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey" of the Emmy awarded filmmaker portrays the life of the civil rights activist Ralph Bunche (photo) from 1904 until 1971…"

BERLINER FILMFESTIVALS Magazine
Film / Festival / Culture


"…Unter dem Motto "Future Blossoms", mitsamt illustrierendem afrikanischem Sprichwort ("Nur wenn Löwen ihre eigenen Geschichtsschreiber haben, werden Jäger aufhören, Helden zu sein"), möchte die diesjährige Ausgabe einen weiteren Beitrag leisten, ungesehene Gesichter sichtbar und ungehörte Stimmen hörbar zu machen - in der Hoffnung um zukünftige Blüten, oder, weniger floral, aufklärerisches Potenzial. Die Filmauswahl gleicht dabei einem Tanz über dem Globus: Beiträge kommen aus dem Kamerun, Spanien, Israel, Deutschland, Südafrika, dem Iran, Honduras, Venezuela, dem Irak, der USA, Großbritannien, Kanada und Frankreich…"

"…Under the motto "Future Blossoms", additionally illustrated by an African proverb ("Only when lions have historians will hunters cease being heroes."), this year's edition wishes to once more contribute toward making unseen faces visible and unheard voices hearable - hoping for future blossoms or, to say it less floral, for enlightening potential. The film selection is like a dance across the globe: Submissions come from Cameroon, Spain, Israel, Germany, South Africa, Iran, Honduras, Venezuela, Iraq, USA, Great Britain, Canada and France…"


SCHWARZ GEMACHT
World Premiere

What is “identity”? What makes us who we are? Who has the right to define us? Set in 1938 Berlin and drawing heavily upon history, the play imagines a story that examines universal questions of self and citizenship primarily through the eyes of a patriotic Afrikanisch-Deutscher (African-German) actor. Proud to serve his country, he appears in propaganda films calling for the return of Germany’s former African colonies. An encounter with an African-American musician and activist leads to hard questions about the treatment of people of color both in Germany and in the United States of America.

Written by Alexander Thomas
Directed by Daniel Brunet
With Sadiq Bey, Ernest Allan Hausmann, Marco Klammer, Miriam Anna Schroetter
and Kerstin Schweers

February 26 - March 1
March 5-8, March 12-15, 2014
8.00 pm


English Theatre Berlin - International Performing Arts Center
Fidicinstr. 40, Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Platz der Luftbrücke: U6, Bus 104, 248, Mehringdamm: Bus M19

Tickets 14 € (8 € students)
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Email: tickets@etberlin.de


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Guide to Indiana University South Bend
Dance Program Collection
at the IU South Bend Archives


The collection for the Dance Program at the Indiana University South Bend Archives documents the history of Donald and Gayle Griffith, Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre Berlin Germany, as directors of the Dance Department from 1992 to 1995, with numerous visual material as recent as 2011.

https://www.iusb.edu/library/about/collection/archives/inventory/dance.php

Alison Stankrauff, Archivist and Associate Librarian
Franklin D. Schurz Library, Indiana University South Bend
Curator, Dance Collection at Indiana University South Bend Archives


FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THÉÂTRE
BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA BERLIN
THE COLLEGIUM - FORUM & TELEVISION PROGRAM BERLIN
"FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND?" - EXHIBITION
CULTURAL ZEPHYR e.V.


MISSION STATEMENT
We are an international, intercultural community of persons engaged in achieving increasing understanding and cooperation between individuals and groups in support of democratic procedures and the elimination of violence, religious, ethnic and gender persecution, youth exploitation, homophobia and racial hatred through the process of art, education, culture and dialogue.

Wir sind eine internationale, interkulturelle Gemeinschaft von Menschen mit dem Engagement für ein besseres Verständnis und wachsende Kooperation zwischen Individuen und Gruppen, mit Unterstützung des demokratischen Prozesses und der Beseitigung von Gewalt, Verfolgung aufgrund religiöser, ethnischer und geschlechtlicher Zugehörigkeit, Kindes- und Jugendmissbrauch, Homosexuellen-Feindlichkeit und von Rassenhass, durch die Mittel der Kunst, der Bildung, der Kultur und des Dialogs.

Nous sommes une communauté internationale et interculturelle de personnes engagées à promouvoir la compréhension et la coopération croissantes entre les individus et les groupes, à l'appui des outils démocratiques et à travers l'élimination de la violence, de la persécution religieuse, ethnique et sexuelle, de l'exploitation de la jeunesse, de l'homophobie et de la haine raciale par le processus de l'art, de l'éducation, de la culture et du dialogue.

MOTTOS
"I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won't if I don't..." - Oscar Brown Jr.
"Mankind will either find a way or make one." - C.P. Snow
"Whatever you do..., be cool!" - Joseph Louis Turner
"Yes, I can...! - Sammy Davis Jr.
"Yes, We can...!" - Barack Obama


Copyright: Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre/Cultural Zephyr e.V., March 2014

 

 

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About fountainhead

Griffith Prof. Donald Muldrow
(Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre/Black International Cinema Berlin/The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin/Cultural Zephyr e.V.)

Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre is a production, performance and distribution unit, which was initiated and developed by Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, both experienced artists from the U.S.A.
Fountainhead® engages people from various national, cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, religious backgrounds, and sexual identities, and works in a variety of artistic and cultural areas, with the goal of creating, experiencing and communicating intercultural exchange within its projects and to the world community.
Since its founding in 1980, Berlin/Germany, Fountainhead® has presented a variety of international, intercultural and interdisciplinary productions in the areas of dance, theatre, film festivals, television programming, film distribution, publications, seminars, exhibitions, workshops and musical presentations.
One of the productions is the annually presented Black International Cinema Berlin, which was founded by Fountainhead® in 1986 in Berlin/Germany and since then, has been produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre on a regular basis in Berlin/Germany, other European and US-American cities.
The festival screens cinema from the African Diaspora and other films from varied intercultural backgrounds or perspectives.

Black International Cinema Berlin originated from the Black Cultural Festival, which was produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre in 1986 for the first time in Europe, a 3-week event in Berlin, which presented the contributions of Black people to world culture through film, theater, dance, music, workshops and seminars, and was an homage to the legendary tap dancer, Carnell Lyons.
The venues were the Theatermanufaktur am Halleschen Ufer from March 3-16, music – dance – theatre; Hochschule der Künste Berlin on March 11, symposium; Kino Arsenal from March 17-23, film.
Organization and Artistic Direction: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith (USA/Berlin), Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith (USA/Berlin), Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith II (USA/Berlin), Dr. Ntongela Masilela (South Africa);
in cooperation with: Prof. Dr. Abdul Alkalimat (USA), Uazuvara Ewald Katjivena (Namibia), Getinet Belay (Ethiopia), Joliba Africa Center; Organization: Erika Gregor (Arsenal Cinema, Germany); Organization Assistance: Annette Koschmieder (Germany)

Additionally, Fountainhead® produces and directs since the founding in 1995, the weekly intercultural television magazine program THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin, broadcast Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. and Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. at Alex - Open Channel Berlin, and furthermore televised in Magdeburg, Wolfsburg, Dessau and additional cities.
In 1990 Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre established Cultural Zephyr e.V. as a not for profit organization, which administers the cultural and artistic undertakings of Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre.

Mottoes:
"I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won´t if I don´t..."
Oscar Brown Jr.
"Mankind will either find a way or make one."
C.P. Snow
”Whatever you do..., be cool!"
Joseph Louis Turner
”Yes, I can...!”
Sammy Davis Jr.
”Yes, We can...!”
Barack Obama


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