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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.

Wir sind eine internationale, interkulturelle Gemeinschaft von Personen mit dem Engagement für ein besseres Verständnis undwachsende 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-Feindlichkeitund Rassenhass, durch die Mittel der Kunst, der Bildung, der Kultur und des Dialogs.


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FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THEATRE
e - LETTER . Berlin/Germany
February 2012

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

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Production & Direction
FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THEATRE
THE COLLEGIUM - FORUM & TELEVISION PROGRAM BERLIN
"FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND?" - EXHIBITION

in association with
CULTURAL ZEPHYR e.V.

present

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2012
http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC11/bic_12.htm

A COMPLEXION CHANGE - Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy
"View to the Future - The Flag still flies"

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

May 2-6, 2012

RATHAUS SCHÖNEBERG (City Hall)
Kinosaal (cinema), John-F.-Kennedy-Saal, Bibliothek (library)
John-F.-Kennedy-Platz 1
10825 Berlin, Germany

Admission is without charge / Der Eintritt ist frei

"....We Have A Dream and Still We Rise...."

German Commission for UNESCO, Bonn
"A COMPLEXION CHANGE 2009-2011 is an International Media Project with a very contemporary and innovative approach. It aims at contributing to the strengthening of international understanding, peace and friendship among peoples. It promotes intercultural dialogue in the spirit of the ideals and aims of UNESCO..."
Christine M. Merkel,
Head of the Division for Culture and Memory of the World at the German Commission for UNESCO, Bonn

Deutsche UNESCO Kommission, Bonn
"A COMPLEXION CHANGE 2009-2011 ist ein internationales Medienprojekt mit einer sehr zeitgenössischen und innovativen Herangehensweise. Es strebt danach, einen Beitrag zur Stärkung des internationalen Verständnisses, des Friedens und der Freundschaft zwischen den Völkern zu leisten. Es fördert den interkulturellen Dialog im Sinne der Ideale und Bestrebungen der UNESCO..."
Christine M. Merkel,
Referentin für Kultur und Kommunikation der Deutschen UNESCO-Kommission in Bonn

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FILM SUBMISSIONS

1. FINDER OF LOST CHILDREN
Director: Ricardo Scipio
Narrative, Color, 142 min.
Canada 2009
English

2. COINED
Director: Elijah Hassan
Narrative, Color, 8 min.
USA 2010
English

3. IS THAT ME?
Director: Elijah Hassan
Narrative, Color, 6 min.
USA 2009
English

4. DAVID IS DYING
Director: Stephen Lloyd Jackson
Narrative, Color, 90 min.
UK 2011
English

5. AFRICA: THE BEAT
Director: Samaki Wanne
Documentary, Color/B/W, 60 min.
Spain 2011
Cigogo with English subtitles

6. HAM & THE PIPER
Director: Mark Norfolk
Narrative, Color, 80 min.
UK 2011
English

7. FLOW AFFAIR
Flag, Fan, Poi & Floguing Dance

Director: Wolfgang Busch
Documentary, Color, 84 min.
USA 2003-2011
English

8. A MENINA DOS OLHOS GRANDES / GIRL WITH BIG EYES
Director: Alexis Tsafas
Narrative, Color, 84 min.
Cape Verde 2011
Portuguese with English subtitles

9. SWIMMIN' LESSON
Directors: Shahari Moore & Christine List
Experimental, Color, 9 min.
USA 2011
English

10. ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
Director: Precious B. Stone
Narrative, Color, 19 min.
USA/France 2008
English

11. GRÜNE OLIVEN / GREEN OLIVES
Director: Gisèle Sabina Mbamu
Narrative, Color, 17 min.
Germany
German with English subtitles

12. DONSOYA, LA VOIE DU CHASSEUR / DONSOYA, THE WAY OF THE HUNTER
Director: Sébastien Bariller
Documentary, Color, 43 min.
France 2011
Malinke (Mali) with English subtitles

13. PRESENT PAST TOMORROW
Director: Amir Kaufmann
Narrative, Color, 22 min.
Germany 2011
no dialogue

14. GURDJIEFF'S MOVEMENTS
Director: Amir Kaufmann
Documentary, Color, 60 min.
Germany 2010
English and German with English subtitles

15. LE MAÎTRE IGNORANT COMMENTAIRES /
THE IGNORANT SCHOOLMASTER COMMENTS

Director: Jordane Maurs
Documentary/Experimental, Color, 70 min.
Germany 2011
German and French with German subtitles

16. DANSE LA DANSE, NACHO DUATO
Director: Alain Deymier
Documentary, Color, 66 min.
Spain/France 2012
English and Spanish with English subtitles

17. FOLLOWING KETTLY
Director: Alicia van Assche
Documentary, B/W, 14 min.
Spain 2011
French and Bambara with English subtitles

18. DIMANCHE À BRAZZAVILLE / SUNDAY IN BRAZZAVILLE
Directors: Enric Bach & Adriá Monés
Documentary, Color, 51 min.
Spain/Congo 2011
French, Lingale and Teké with English subtitles

19. UN MILAGRO BASTANTE PROBABLE / QUITE A POSSIBLE MIRACLE
Directors: Hugo Serra & Daniel San Román
Documentary, Color, 41 min.
Spain 2011
Spanish with English subtitles

20. LOS DIOSES DE VERDAD TIENEN HUESOS / TRUE GODS HAVE BONES
Directors: Belén Santos & David Alfaro
Documentary, Color, 90 min.
Spain 2011
Creole, Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles

21. EL NOVENO DÍA DE LA CREACIÓN / THE NINTH DAY OF CREATION
Director: César Urbina
Documentary, Color, 43 min.
Spain 2011
Spanish with English subtitles

22. DAR ROZHAYE AKHARE ESFAND / IN THE LAST DAYS OF ESFAND
Director: Amir Aliwaisi
Narrative, Color, 10 min.
Iran 2011
no dialogue

23. ANAR MIVEH BEHESHT AST / POMEGRANATE IS THE FRUIT OF PARADISE
Director: Taimor Ghaderi
Narrative, Color, 15 min.
Iran 2011
Kurdish with English subtitles

24. RAFTAN... / GOING...
Director: Salem Salavati
Narrative, Color, 18 min.
Iran 2010
Kurdish with English subtitles

25. FERESHTEGANE NEJAT / THE SAVIOR ANGELS
Director: Sattar Chamani Gol
Documentary, Color, 63 min.
Iran 2011
Kurdish with English subtitles

26. SHAHDE SANG / THE NECTAR OF STONES
Director: Sattar Chamani Gol
Documentary, Color, 25 min.
Iran 2011
Kurdish with English subtitles

27. ADAMHA / HUMAN BEINGS
Director: Mashaallah Mohammadi
Animation, Color, 3 min.
Iran 2010
no dialogue

28. KHANEVADEH SALEM / A GOOD FAMILY
Director: Amir Hossein Torabi
Narrative, Color, 6 min.
Iran 2011
Persian with English subtitles

29. SADAYE BARAN / THE SOUND OF RAIN
Director: Jalal Saedfanah
Narrative, Color, 27 min.
Iran 2011
Kurdish with English subtitles

30. MARZE SHEKASTEH / BROKEN BORDER
Director: Kaywan Karimi
Documentary, Color, 18 min.
Iran 2011
Kurdish with English subtitles

31. KOCHEI POSHTE KHANE MA / AN ALLEY BEHIND OUR HOUSE
Director: Shilan Saadi
Narrative, Color, 12 min.
Iran 2011
Kurdish with English subtitles

32. ASKOO
Director: Mohammad Ali Hashemzehi
Documentary, Color, 25 min.
Iran 2010
Baloch with English subtitles

33. CHE SHOR BOD DARCACHE MAN! / WHAT A SALTY LAKE WAS MY LAKE!
Director: Hassan Gahramani
Documentary, Color, 30 min.
Iran 2011
Kurdish with English subtitles

34. A SEPERATE PLACE (THE SCHOOLS P.S. DUPONT BUILT)
Director: Alonzo Crawford
Documentary, Color/B/W, 55 min.
USA 2005
English

35. GILA MONSTER
Director: Alonzo Crawford
Narrative, Color, 15 min.
USA 2009
English

36. RED SKY SNOW WHITE
Director: Be Steadwell
Experimental, Color, 7 min.
USA 2011
no dialogue

37. CRAZY BEATS STRONG EVERY TIME
Director: Moon Molson
Narrative, Color/B/W, 27 min.
USA 2011
English and Yoruba

38. DAR HE: THE LYNCHING OF EMMETT TILL
Director: Rob Underhill
Narrative, Color, 68 min.
USA 2012
English

39. TRES COLORES DEL TIEMPO / THREE COLORS OF TIME
Directors: Galina Likosova & Hernán Humberto Restrepo
Documentary, Color, 59 min.
Colombia 2011
Spanish with English subtitles

40. AUDRE LORDE THE BERLIN YEARS
Director: Dr. Dagmar Schultz
Documentary, Color/BW, 81 min.
Germany 2012
English and German with English subtitles

41. A ZEST FOR LIFE: AFRO-PERUVIAN RHYTHMS, A SOURCE OF LATIN JAZZ
Director: Eve A. Ma
Documentary, Color, 57 min.
USA 2011
English and Spanish with English subtitles

42. GHAHRAMAN / HERO
Directors: Dr. Hassan Ziaodini & Dr. Farid Mirkhani
Experimental, Color, 12 min.
Iran 2010
Persian with English subtitles

43. VAHTE LATIFE SHEN / THE TENDER MOMENT OF SAND
Directors: Dr. Farid Mirkhani
Experimental, Color, 74 min.
Iran 2011
Persian with English subtitles

44. THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Director: Angel Kristi Williams
Documentary, Color, 42 min.
USA 2011
English

45. THE DAY THE LORD HAD MADE PT II ESPRIT DE CORPS
Director: Raycurt Johnson
Documentary, Color, 19 min.
USA 2011
English

46. IM GOING TO MAKE A MIRACLE
Director: Beverly Andrews
Documentary, Color, 80 min.
UK 2011
English and Turkish with English subtitles

47. 18 IUS SOLI
Director: Fred Kudjo Kuwornu
Documentary, Color, 55 min.
Italy 2011
Italian with English subtitles

48. COLORED CONFEDERATES: MYTH OR MATTER OF FACT?
Director: Ken Wyatt
Documentary, Color, 42 min.
USA 2011
English

February 19, 2012

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CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT
"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, Berlin/Germany

KULTURELLES HIGHLIGHT
"Mein Dank geht an die Organisatorinnen und Organisatoren von Black International Cinema Berlin, ein kulturelles Highlight, welches deutschlandweit einmalig ist."
Gabriele Gün Tank, Integrationsbeauftragten des Bezirks Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin/Deutschland

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Fountainhead Tanz Theatre
Dedication

Berlin
WALL OF RESPECT

MESSAGE TO THE WORLD
We run as fast as we can,
as hard as we can,
and as long as we can,
and then...
we pass the sceptre
to the next generation...

BOTSCHAFT AN DIE WELT
Wir leisten so viel wir können,
so intensiv wie möglich,
so lange wir können,
und dann...
geben wir das Zepter weiter
an die nächste Generation...

May Ayim
Lou Blackburn
Earl Bostic
James Chaney
Messein Cissokho
Tom Cuson
Peter Gambel
Samson Gassama
Robert Harrel
Ollie Harrington
Norris Sirone Jones

Robert Lenox
Carnel Lyons
Jay Oliver
Diamond Ross
Rudy Stevenson

Thank you for sharing your musical and additional gifts with Berlin, Germany
and internationally.
Danke, dass Ihr Eure musikalischen und anderen Talente mit der internationalen Gemeinschaft und Berlin, Deutschland, geteilt habt.

The Wall of Respect is inspired by William (Bill) Walker, 1928-2011,
Father of The International Public Art Movement
and The Original Wall of Respect, 1967, 43rd Street and Langley Avenue, Chicago Ill.

Resource Acknowledgement: MFA Kera, Robert Abbott Sengstacke, Anthony Baggette

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THE COLLEGIUM TELEVISION PROGRAM BERLIN
produced & directed by/produziert und geleitet von
Fountainhead
® Tanz Theatre/Black International Cinema Berlin/Cultural Zephyr e.V.


Sunday 7-8 pm / 19-20 Uhr
Monday 3.45-4.45 pm / 15.45-16.45 Uhr
Thursday 10-11 pm / 22-23 Uhr
Saturday 10-11 am / 10-11 Uhr

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

Upcoming LIVE Edition
February 19, 2012

7-8 pm / 19-20 Uhr

Cinema I

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin May 2-6, 2012 preview:
"Khanevadeh Salem / A Good Family"
Director: Amir Hossein Torabi
Iran 2011

Arts Calendar I

Netra Nambiar Veetil - Dance
Young People's Artist Group, John F. Kennedy Schule Berlin

Cinema II

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin May 2-6, 2012 preview:
"Adamha / Human Beings"
Director: Mashaallah Mohammadi
Iran 2010

Cinema III

"Wall of Respect" and "Open Society"
written and presented by Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith
photos by Robert Abbott Sengstacke

Cinema IV

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin May 2-6, 2012 preview:
"Audre Lorde The Berlin Years"
Director: Dr. Dagmar Schultz
Germany 2012

State of Affairs

Conversation with Pushpam Sreekumar and Netra Nambiar Veetil

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A COMPLEXION CHANGE
Transnational & Intercultural Diplomac
y

"FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND?"
Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre

Photographic Exhibition - Visual Documentation
Fotoausstellung - Visuelle Dokumentation

July 1 - August 31, 2012

Foyer im Rathaus Schöneberg / Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) foyer
John-F.-Kennedy Platz 1, 10825 Berlin-Schöneberg

Exhibition description
The exhibition documents the history of
Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre


in association with
International Artists

Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre 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?".

Beschreibung der Ausstellung
Die Ausstellung dokumentiert die Geschichte des
Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre

in Verbindung mit
Internationalen KünstlerInnen

Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre wurde von Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, Lynnda Curry, Ricky Powell und Detlef Bäcker, vier amerikanischen Künstlern und einem deutschen Kollegen, die sich in Berlin 1979 am Theater des Westens trafen, gegründet. Sie entschieden sich, mit der Durchführung von interkulturellen, interdisziplinären und internationalen Produktionen in den Bereichen Tanz, Theater, Fernsehen, Workshops, Film/Video Festivals und Publikationen zu beginnen.

Die Ausstellung zeichnet ein Bild der Aktivitäten verschiedener Menschen bei ihren historischen Beiträgen für Berlin und andere Orte, mit der Intention, diese Unternehmungen davor zu schützen, "Footprints in the Sand?" zu werden.

Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre, October 2011

"Footprints in the Sand?" 2011
http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC11/html/bic11_footprintsinthesand_en.html

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Royal Opera House Muscat
Aspen Creative Arts World Summit

November 28-30, 2011
Muscat, Oman
Global Initiative on Culture and Society

In partnership with Royal Opera House of Muscat, the Aspen Institute's Global Initiative on Cultural and Society presented the inaugural Creative Arts World Summit to take place in Muscat, Oman, November 28-30, 2011.

Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, co-founder/director/producer/publisher/moderator of Fountainhead Tanz Theatre / Black International Cinema Berlin / The Collegium - Forum & Television Program Berlin / "Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition / Cultural Zephyr e.V. was an invited participant and moderated the following session:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
SESSION | ROH MUSCAT | FOYER 12:00 - 13:00

Creating Narratives: Storytelling
Messages and Messengers
Ways and Means

Presenters
Lisa Consiglio, Executive Director, Aspen Writers Foundation
Bushra Khalfan, Writer
Lena Slachmuijlde, Chief Programming Officer, Search for Common Ground
Susanna Temescu, Senior Advisor, The Tanager Group

Moderator
Donald Muldrow Griffith, TV Producer, Berlin

We wish to thank Dr. Damien M. Pwono, Director, ROH Muscat - Aspen Creative Arts Summit, Executive Director, Global Initiative on Culture & Society, The Aspen Institute.

For further information, please visit The Aspen Institute.
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/global-arts-culture

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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.

http://library.iusb.edu/archives/inventory/Dance.shtml http://library.iusb.edu/archives/inventory/Dance.doc http://library.iusb.edu/archives/inventory/Dance.pdf

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

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Fountainhead® at fest21.com
http://www.fest21.com/blog/fountainhead

Fountainhead® at euromight
http://www.euromight.com/blackcinemaberlin.php

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

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
For further information & visual impressions,
please visit THE COLLEGIUM website.

http://www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de/col-e.html

BERLIN
Every Sunday/jeden Sonntag
7.00-8.00 pm
19.00-20.00 Uhr
Every Monday/jeden Montag
3.45-4.45 pm
15.45-16.45 Uhr

Every Thursday/jeden Donnerstag
10.00-11.00 pm
22.00-23.00 Uhr

Every Saturday/jeden Samstag
10.00-11.00 am
10.00-11.00 Uhr

LIVE STREAM: http://www.alex-berlin.de/tv/livestream

ALEX - Offener Kanal Berlin
Voltastr. 5
13355 Berlin-Wedding

presenting / präsentiert werden

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

for program information, please contact:
Programminformationen bitte unter:

0049 (0)30-782 16 21
0049 (0)30-75 46 09 46

THE COLLEGIUM MAGDEBURG
Offener Kanal Magdeburg http://www.ok-magdeburg.de
Second Thursday in every month
Jeden zweiten Donnerstag im Monat
6.00 - 7.00 pm
18.00 - 19.00 Uhr

THE COLLEGIUM WOLFSBURG
TV 38 http://www.tv38.de
24. Februar 2012, 6.00 p.m./18.00 Uhr
25. Februar 2012, 9.00 a.m./9.00 Uhr, 3.00 p.m./15.00 Uhr

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

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FOUNTAINHEAD® TANZ THEATRE
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 Theatre/Cultural Zephyr e.V., February 2012

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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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