Curating Together – Open-Air Cinema in the Community

In July 2023, DFF’s Film Education Department, in collaboration with Al Karama Family Education Center, organized open-air screenings in the Northwest City neighborhood as part of the “Curate Together – Open-Air Cinema in the Community” project. These events, held on two Fridays, were curated with Al Karama’s Monday Group, a weekly language and cultural meeting for women with international backgrounds. Activities for children and teens were included in addition to the film screenings. The second event attracted over 200 participants who watched the animated film “DOUNIA & THE PRINCESS OF ALEPPO” by Syrian director Marya Zarif in Arabic with German subtitles. Many also participated in pre-movie craft activities led by Monday Group members and DFF colleagues.

The outdoor screenings were preceded by four workshops on film, cinema, migration, home, and biography. Participants explored the concept of curating a film program and the shared responsibility of film selection. Held alternately at the DFF and the Children and Family Center, the workshops offered insights from Daniela Dietrich, head of museum education at the DFF, and Rabih El Khoury, a film curator for various festivals. Film educator Julian Namé led additional workshops to deepen discussions on relevant topics. The project concluded with the group’s visit to the DFF Archive Center.


Barbara Dierksen
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Al Karama –
im KiFaz Nordwest

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