Doc Lounge Aarhus Opens The Season With Three Docs!
Doc Lounge Aarhus is excited and proud to invite you all to our next event in collaboration with the Nordic Anthropological Film Association, NAFA 2017!
Doc Lounge Aarhus will show you, not one, but three short documentaries with Danish premiere: Integration Inch’Allah, Ghetto PSA and Living with Boko Haram! The films show the life of immigrants and the obstacles and opportunities they face coming to a new country.
The international filmmakers and film crew will participate in the event, and there will be an interesting Q&A.
Pablo Munoz Gomez / 2016 / 59 minutes / Belgium
Newly arrived immigrants from Syria, Iraq and Morocco have to follow a mandatory integration course in Flanders, called ‘inburgering’. To obtain their certificate, they will have to learn the habits and customs from Flanders and Belgium. With humor and tenderness, Integration Inch’Allah follows these characters throughout their journey.
Filmmaker Pablo Munoz Gomez: After finishing his filmmaking studies at IAD (Belgium), he met aa huge success with his graduation film Welkom, and has received many international prizes.
Rossella Schillaci / 2016 / 15 minutes / Italy
Jacob arrived alone in Italy from French Guinea when he was 11 years old. Today he is 27, hip hop music is his world, and together with the young immigrants of his group, ”Ghetto PSA”, he writes songs and makes music. The documentary shows Jacob’s story of how music expresses frustrations and dreams, and it feels to live in a new country, without forgetting who he is and where he comes from.
Filmmaker Rossella Schillaci got a master's degree in visual anthropology and direction of documentaries in England. She has made documentaries on the theme of migration and cultural identities, which have been screened and won prizes at many international festivals.
Living with Boko Haram
Trond Waage & Mouazamou Ahmadou /2016 / 36 minutes / Norway and Cameroon
Boko Haram has spread terror and violence throughout the Lake Chad in Africa since 2009. Many have lost loved ones, and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes. This film tries to approach consequences of terrorism following a mother and her son over a dramatic period. In this period is Boko Haram’s violent insurgency getting closer and closer to the village where the mother, Antoinette, lives. The son Vakote, who lives in Oslo, tries as well as he can to follow the situation back home and to support his mother.
Filmmakers: Trond Waage and Mouadjamou Ahmadou: They have collaborated since 1998. They have later worked on several projects together and are currently a part of the VISCAM project, collaboration between the universities in Ngaoundéré, Maroua and Tromsø, to develop and strengthen the visual anthropology programs at the three universities.
Read more about NAFA 2017: https://www.facebook.com/events/1713272752300304/?fref=ts
The bar will be open with snacks and beverages.
Time: Thursday the 24th of August 20.00-23.00
Place: Godsbanen, Kedlen Skovgaardgade
Door opens at 7:45
Price: 100 kr. mobilpay or cash at the door. (Free for those who have a Nafa 2017 Festival pass)
NAFA 2017 festival pass for all events can be acquired for 600 kr (400 for students) at http://www.nafa-2017.dk/produktside.