Events 02 | 2013
Sat, February 23, 2013
ARTE Film Night
Film Night with ARTE and ZAK
as part of the »17th Karlsruhe Talks«
ZKM_Media Theater, 8 p.m., admission free
→ Information auf Deutsch
The “Intermediate Society” is both steeped in tradition but has at the same time arrived in modernity. Enduring values, local everyday routines and internationally recognized norms are put to the test. The resulting tensions raise the question as to precisely what it is that binds our society(s) together. The ARTE Film Night is dedicated to a number of aspects of this “Intermediate Society”:
EMANCIPATED? “Afghan Woman at the Wheel” competes with the men on the streets of Kabul. The driving license as one stage along the path to emancipation: the documentary accompanies four women along this stage.
REVOLUTIONARY? In the middle of Europe: Concerts, dance and good mood Websites promote a youth movement which strictly propagates an understanding of the bible. An iron-clad military discipline is concealed beneath the easy-going facade: “Missionaries in Step − the Jesus Revolution Army”.
TRADITIONAL? Women in Koniaków crochet colorfully patterned thongs: “Sinful Stitches Made in Poland”. Lingerie secures survival in this remote Polish mountain region – and pitch the village into an intense dispute about the alienation of arts and crafts.
MODERN? Is it possible to be modern, a music enthusiast and a good Muslim at the same time? The music station »4Shbab« says yes. “Pop Islam” casts a glance at the societies of the Arabic world torn between modern and traditional ideas.
STRESSED OUT? “Speed – In Search of Lost Time” asks where all time has gone, which we have laboriously saved with new technologies and efficiency models. It is a film about acceleration and its alternatives.
For further information, please go to: www.zak.kit.edu
“Afghan Woman at the Wheel”
Documentation by Sahraa Karimi, Slovak Republic 2009
Missionaries in Step − the Jesus Revolution Army
Documentation by Britta Mischer anf Haike Stuckmann, ARTE/WDR 2006
Sinful Stitches Made in Poland
Documentation by Dorothe Dörholt, ARTE/ZDF 2006
Documentation by Ismail Elmokadem, ARTE/ZDF 2010
Speed − In Search of Lost Time
Documentary by Florian Opitz, ARTE/WDR 2012
Subject to change