Panel @ Visionär Film Festival: The words of the Monster – Futuristic imagination in the cinema vs. the colonial regime

November 3, 2021
at 12:29 pm

Taking a quick look at cinema since its foundation, it is very easy to see how decisive it was in shaping the imaginary of relationships between the global north and south, between men and women, black and white, past and future, between the Us and the Others. Forgetfulness being one of the fundamental tools of the colonial regime, cinema emerged as the perfect instrument to make non-normative people forget our humanity and turned us into monsters. From that place to which colonial history destined us, we, the monsters, began to speak and, very recently, to be heard. But how does a monster speak? What language do we monsters use to communicate among ourselves? How do we understand and experience time and space in our narratives? What imaginaries do we build to inhabit the world with dignity, even being monsters? How do the monster’s words survive the devouring nature of colonial capitalism? In this talk, we will speak proudly of and from that monstrosity, based on the futuristic ideas and aesthetic action of José Esteban Muñoz, Octavia Butler, Sarah Maldoror, Johan Mijail, Iki Yos, Sally Fenaux Barleycorn, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Gloria Anzaldúa, Sara Gómez, among others.

With Dami Sainz Edwards

  • When: Sunday, November 14th 2021, 2:30pm
  • Where: ACUDkino, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin, Kino 1
  • Free entrance. First come, first served.

3G rule applies – this means proof of a complete vaccination or recovery or a daily negative Covid-19 test is mandatory. More info here.

The cinema is wheelchair accessible. Once you enter the courtyard, on the left you find the elevator. The cinema is at the 2nd floor. Keys for the accessible toilets need to be asked at the counter of the cinema. The rooms of the cinema are accessible, please ask the personnel of the cinema for assistance to the ramp.